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The Marriage Book

The definitive anthology of wisdom and wit about one of life’s most complex, intriguing, and personal subjects. 

When and whom do you marry? How do you keep a spouse content? Do all engaged couples get cold feet? How cold is so cold that you should pivot and flee? Where and how do children fit in? Is infidelity always wrong? In this volume, you won’t find a single answer to your questions about marriage; you will find hundreds. Spanning centuries and cultures, sources and genres, The Marriage Book offers entries from ancient history and modern politics, poetry and pamphlets, plays and songs, newspaper ads and postcards. It is an A to Z compendium, exploring topics from Adam and Eve to Anniversaries, Fidelity to Freedom, Separations to Sex. 

Simon & Schuster, 2015

 

The Marriage Book

Simon & Schuster, 2015

The definitive anthology of wisdom and wit about one of life’s most complex, intriguing, and personal subjects. 

When and whom do you marry? How do you keep a spouse content? Do all engaged couples get cold feet? How cold is so cold that you should pivot and flee? Where and how do children fit in? Is infidelity always wrong? In this volume, you won’t find a single answer to your questions about marriage; you will find hundreds. Spanning centuries and cultures, sources and genres, The Marriage Book offers entries from ancient history and modern politics, poetry and pamphlets, plays and songs, newspaper ads and postcards. It is an A to Z compendium, exploring topics from Adam and Eve to Anniversaries, Fidelity to Freedom, Separations to Sex. 


NAMED AS ONE OF NPR’s Best Books of 2015!

“This collection is refreshingly unsappy. Like that funny guy or gal you met at the party, this sweet, smart, A-to-Z guide (‘from Adam & Eve to Zoloft’) never takes itself too seriously, and before you know it, you’ll find yourself falling in love.”

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REVIEWS OF THE MARRIAGE BOOK

New York Times Summer Reading Pick!

A lively anthology of letters, jokes, songs, novels, movies, plays and poems about every aspect of this noble—or, on occasion, ignoble—institution, from wedding day to divorce [with entries that] are sincere and unforgettable. —The Wall Street Journal

Marries scholarship and irresistible ephemera. —The Approval Matrix, New York Magazine

This glossy anthology [offers] readers ready to examine, from an amused anthropological distance, the best, worst, and most equivocal aspects of marriage. The book's editors aren't wringing their hands over a cultural crisis or a precarious social rite, or trying to hammer out a marriage-promotion agenda. Rather, their trove of artifacts, collected over six years, is a revelation of the resilience, persistence, and capaciousness of, to quote Gabriel Garcia Marquez, "the conjugal conspiracy."
—Alice Gregory, The Atlantic

Everyone you can think of is quoted, plus hundreds unknown to you. A definitive survey? I can't think of writers with more energy and dedication. A gift for about-to-be-marrieds? Duh. —Jesse Kornbluth, Head Butler

A dowry of wisdom from writers, artists, experts, and politicians. —Hot Type, Vanity Fair

Everything you could ever want to know about marriage.
— Real Simple

A fun read about love, sex, spats, and the rules for marriage.—Editor's recommendationBride's Magazine


Lisa and Stephen on MSNBC Digital

Look around the 8:10 mark to see how Lisa and Stephen do on a marriage quiz!


A clip from Lisa and Stephen on HuffPost Live. 


Get a sneak peek at content from The Marriage Book — and see quotes, articles, illustrations, and lists that didn’t make it into the final book — by following us at themarriagebook.com


More Writing on Marriage


Illustration by Brian Rea/NYTimes

Illustration by Brian Rea/NYTimes

The Art of Being Apart

Read Lisa’s “Modern Love” column, published in the April 26, 2015 edition of the New York Times


Listen to Lisa and Stephen on the “Labor of Love” Podcast


 

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