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.
That seems to be the takeaway of today's strange take-down of bald guys in the NY Times. "Because of the blow to their self-esteem, some balding men simply settle when it comes to spouses." Wills and Kate, explained!
One researcher is claiming that women these days have less power in relationships, and so we'd all better get married young. But while relationship advice like this might make us mad (or anxious) it's not going to change our behavior.
Why It's OK To Settle For Mr. Good Enough. Sounds like the sorta assertion that might get the readers talking/chatting/generating the old ad revenue, eh?
Julie Klausner's I Don't Care About Your Band is the anti-Marry Him — a celebration of self-love in the face of laughably bad dudes.
The following is the email interview we conducted with Lori Gottlieb's ex "Tim," condensed slightly and with our questions in bold.
Hadley Freeman has a very smart piece in the Guardian today about a very disturbing phenomenon: female journalists publicly baring their depressing and ultimately unsuccessful battles with various forms of self-loathing.
Oh look! Lori Gottlieb, anorexic uptight single mom advocate of settling for Mr. "Just Ok" is back in the news. And she's settled! On...a publisher for the inevitable book based on her "controversial"Atlantic piece. How great for her! But not so great for guy who spies the book in his fiance's nightstand. [Publishers…
Okay, so that Atlantic piece by Lori Gottlieb on "why you should settle": We wrote about it. Everyone wrote about it. On Saturday, novelist Megan Daum wrote about it. You keep asking us to write about it again. Maybe I didn't quite nail what happened to be my problem with the story before, so here goes: this is a…
Why It's OK To Settle For Mr. Good Enough. Sounds like the sorta assertion that might get the readers talking/chatting/generating the old ad revenue, eh? Well that's a story in the latest issue of the Atlantic Monthly by a single mom (Lori Gottlieb, pictured) who dares to advance the iconoclastic argument that Rachel…