Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough. Lori Gottlieb Talks About What It Takes for a Man & Woman to Pair Up. Podcast!
I first heard about Lori Gottlieb on Chris Abraham’s blog post featuring NY Post’s Essential Reading for .Smart Single Girl based primarily on the NY Post article Dating for Dummies by Mandy Stadtmiller . This post wrapped and tied with a well-crafted blogging bow by Abraham listed all the books that a smart girl should be aware of in terms of meeting or dating Mr. Right– even if he’s not the Prince Charming they were hoping for. (Quite frankly, most princes turn into frogs and not the other way around.) The timely post included Lori Gottlieb’s book and quotes and was quite interesting as a whole and in its variety of books.
Lori Gottlieb is on a media blitz and you can’t turn around too much right now without seeing her or hearing about her. A noted author on contemporary women’s issues (read “relationships”), Gottlieb’s essay in Atlantic Magazine morphed into a book entitled ” Marry Him, The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough.”
The Atlantic Monthly video interview:
Chris Abraham knows Ms. Gottlieb and she’s hit his blog a number of times but the most potent and telling post was entitled Professional Women Won’t Date Their Equals. This strong commentary generated a number of comments– including mine ..
However the jist of the post is this excerpt from Lori’s book,
Paul’s colleague Brandon, who is single and 33, told me that the women in his law firm think guys have it made because they don’t have a biological clock to content with. That’s true, he said, but at the same time, when he and his friends are ready to get married, women hold them to impossibly high standards.
“You can’t just be a woman’s equal — you have to be slightly more successful than she is,” he said. “That rules out most of their colleagues, and many men in general. Then if you are more successful — you more senior in the firm that they are — you also have to be tall enough, funny enough, to be worthy of even a first date.
Now out and on shelves. Lori is hitting the media trail hard and below she’s seen talking with Meredith Viera on the Today Show below.
Read an interview about MARRY HIM in February’s issue of O, The Oprah magazine . Read even more about the book in the February issues of Newsweek, Marie Claire, Women’s Health and Redbook, and on Glamour.com.
A Youtube.com video (no embedding allowed) is posted and it’s quite interesting what these women are saying . It underscores what Lori talks about in the book — yet there are some women out there who don’t have the huge laundry list, have been through the wringer and want a partner– an equal partner — flaws and all because they are well aware of their own flaws.
The question is why and how has the demographic on women segmented so much to create such a great division and differentiation. Perhaps it’s a bit of age, perhaps a bit of demographics and life experience as well.
Here’s a podcast that I had with Lori Gottlieb recently
Hear Lori talk about the book on radio stations across the country, the dates and times of which that are posted on her website including these NPR broadcasts as well as the very long list of appearances on radio and TV listed here on www.lorigottlieb.com.
Check out the Los Angeles and New York events here.
7:30 pm February 9, 2010 Beverly Hills, CA
Lori Gottlieb, fellow Atlantic writer and radio commentator Sandra Tsing Loh and Sinai Temple’s Rabbi David Wolpe – discuss modern love and Lori’s new book, Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough.Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills
300 North Clark Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90048
7:00 pm February 10, 2010 Los Angeles, CA
Hear Lori talk about her new book, Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough
Borders Books & Music 1360 Westwood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90024
May 2, 2010 Hadassah So. Ca. Spring Luncheon Universal Sheraton
If you are a woman of any age, you need this book. If you want to find a man, you need to network just as much as you would a job. Just as the saying “never judge a book by it’s cover”, don’t judge a man by first impression. Learn about him, Have coffee, Develop a friendship. No one can have too many friends. Maybe friendship will become love, maybe it will remain friendship. However look for the qualities you want in a person that makes them a good friend– and then take a look at how that compares to what you look for in a significant other. If they don’t align, go back and read the book again.
I learned a lot from what I read and from what Lori and I discussed in the podcast. Talk about eye-opening!
Buy the book on amazon.com
FACEBOOK: Marry Him
See Lori Gottlieb’s other books here
Thank you to Lori Gottlieb for all her time and the gift of being willing to talk to a complete stranger out of the blue about this book. It’s one of those books that’s meant to be shared.
Thank you to Chris Abraham for facilitating this interview (and the book!). It’s opened my eyes to a great many things.
Stevie Wilson, LA-Story.com
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