How Terrible Dating Advice Can Actually Help Unemployed College Grads

First, the bad news: According to new analysis, 53% of recent college grads are probably going to be either unemployed or underemployed in jobs that have nothing to do with what they studied in college. But, next, the sort of okay news: There's a great resource out there for drifting twentysomethings trying to muddle… » 4/24/12 3:45pm 4/24/12 3:45pm

Marry Him Author Lori Gottlieb Has Surprisingly Sane Take On Parenting

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. » 6/14/11 3:32pm 6/14/11 3:32pm

The Kids Are All Right

"Just don't fault my generation for a lack of trying. Fault Ms. Gilbert, Ms. Gottlieb and their ilk-those who project their own neuroses on to the rest of us." — Hannah Seligson, on Committed, Marry Him, and dating today [WSJ] » 2/26/10 5:40pm 2/26/10 5:40pm

Fat Like Him: Self-Help Writer's Ex Speaks Out

After we mentioned Lori Gottlieb's 2005 essay "Fat Like Him" in our review of Marry Him, the "fat guy" in question approached us to tell his side of the story — and his experience dating a now-famous advocate of "settling." » 2/09/10 3:00pm 2/09/10 3:00pm

Marry Him: A Diet Book For Your Love Life

We've already argued at length against Marry Him's pro-settling premise, but reading the whole book reveals a whole new level of crazy. Lori Gottlieb's version of dating and marriage is basically calorie-counting for the soul. » 1/28/10 2:00pm 1/28/10 2:00pm

Do Women Actually Have Dating "Checklists?"

Lori Gottlieb has been spreading her particular brand of Cautionary Matron doomsaying since 2008, and now she's plugging her upcoming book with an appropriately creepy interview in Marie Claire. » 1/20/10 3:00pm 1/20/10 3:00pm