Lori Gottlieb wrote possibly the worst book about marriage of this young millennium. Now she's set her sights on parenting — and what she has to say is surprisingly non-terrible.
You may remember Gottlieb as the lady who posed this question in the Atlantic a few years back: "Wouldn't it have been wiser to settle for a higher caliber of 'not Mr. Right' while my marital value was at its peak?" Then she wrote a whole book to demonstrate that the answer was yes, and to "show, in grim detail, the accident that my dating life became so that you could make choices you wouldn't look back on later and regret." Choices like holding out for a guy you were crazy about rather than just somebody who you thought might make a decent dad. Of course, some of Gottlieb's dating foibles may not have been "accidents" — for instance, she wrote so nastily about an overweight boyfriend whose "fatty cum that tasted like cream" that he felt compelled to contact us to set the record straight. In general, she came off as someone who'd graduated from being mean to her exes to being mean to women at large.