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Foreverland: On the Divine Tedium of Marriage
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"Full of razor-sharp, big-hearted wisdom.... Couples should read this book aloud to each other instead of writing vows. People who never want to get married should read this book anyway." —Leslie Jamison

An illuminating, poignant, and savagely funny examination of modern marriage from Ask Polly advice columnist Heather Havrilesky

If falling in love is the peak of human experience, then marriage is the slow descent down that mountain, on a trail built from conflict, compromise, and nagging doubts. Considering the limited economic advantages to marriage, the deluge of other mate options a swipe away, and the fact that almost half of all marriages in the United States end in divorce anyway, why do so many of us still chain ourselves to one human being for life?

In Foreverland, Heather Havrilesky illustrates the delights, aggravations, and sublime calamities of her marriage over the span of fifteen years, charting an unpredictable course from meeting her one true love to slowly learning just how much energy is required to keep that love aflame. This refreshingly honest portrait of a marriage reveals that our relationships are not simply "happy" or "unhappy," but something much murkier—at once unsavory, taxing, and deeply satisfying. With tales of fumbled proposals, harrowing suburban migrations, external temptations, and the bewildering insults of growing older, Foreverland is a work of rare candor and insight. Havrilesky traces a path from daydreaming about forever for the first time to understanding what a tedious, glorious drag forever can be.

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"Full of razor-sharp, big-hearted wisdom.... Couples should read this book aloud to each other instead of writing vows. People who never want to get married should read this book anyway." —Leslie Jamison

An illuminating, poignant, and savagely funny examination of modern marriage from Ask Polly advice columnist Heather Havrilesky

If falling in love is the peak of human experience, then marriage is the slow descent down that mountain, on a trail built from conflict, compromise, and nagging doubts. Considering the limited economic advantages to marriage, the deluge of other mate options a swipe away, and the fact that almost half of all marriages in the United States end in divorce anyway, why do so many of us still chain ourselves to one human being for life?

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"Full of razor-sharp, big-hearted wisdom.... Couples should read this book aloud to each other instead of writing vows. People who never want to get married should read this book anyway." —Leslie Jamison

An illuminating, poignant, and savagely funny examination of modern marriage from Ask Polly advice columnist Heather Havrilesky

If falling in love is the peak of human experience, then marriage is the slow descent down that mountain, on a trail built from conflict, compromise, and nagging doubts. Considering the limited economic advantages to marriage, the deluge of other mate options a swipe away, and the fact that almost half of all marriages in the United States end in divorce anyway, why do so many of us still chain ourselves to one human being for life?

In Foreverland, Heather Havrilesky illustrates the delights, aggravations, and sublime calamities of her marriage over the span of fifteen years, charting an unpredictable course from meeting her one true love to slowly learning just how much energy is required to keep that love aflame. This refreshingly honest portrait of a marriage reveals that our relationships are not simply "happy" or "unhappy," but something much murkier—at once unsavory, taxing, and deeply satisfying. With tales of fumbled proposals, harrowing suburban migrations, external temptations, and the bewildering insults of growing older, Foreverland is a work of rare candor and insight. Havrilesky traces a path from daydreaming about forever for the first time to understanding what a tedious, glorious drag forever can be.

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        According to former New York Magazine "Ask Polly" advice columnist Havrilesky (What If This Were Enough?), marriage is not all that it's cracked up to be. It's not pure bliss, but is bliss mixed with irritation, rage, delight, and disgust. With shrewdness and wit, Havrilesky details the ups and downs of her 15-year marriage, from meeting and marrying her husband, Bill, to pregnancy, childbirth, moving to the Los Angeles suburbs, and parenting older children, all while navigating the landscape of her ever-changing married life. Havrilesky writes with an engaging combination of bluntness and compassion, delivering cringeworthy statements about her husband's bodily noises only to then reveal the deep tenderness that she feels for this steadfast and still sexy man. Listeners will enjoy her narration, as it creates a sense of intimacy and transparency, making it seem that Havrilesky--advice columnist, best friend, and fallible guru--is speaking directly to them. VERDICT This candid and funny memoir will appeal widely, regardless of whether audiences have been married for years or eschew marriage entirely. Recommended for any memoir collection and for listeners seeking out incisive humor and honesty.--Sarah Hashimoto

        Copyright 2022 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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