Marry Smart

Marry Smart

Advice for Finding the One

By Susan Patton

Gallery Books, Hardcover, 9781476759708, 238pp.

Publication Date: March 11, 2014

The Princeton mom who caused a stir with her controversial letter to the "Daily Princetonian "offering advice to young women at Princeton about marrying early delivers more unvarnished truths in this smart, straightforward, and witty book of life lessons.
You re single and you know what you want in your life. And if your dreams include getting married and having children, this fresh new approach to finding the right one at the right time shows the way to make those dreams a reality.
A graduate of one of the first classes of women at Princeton University, Susan Patton has heard smart young women admit they aspire to marriage and motherhood but have no model for pursuing those goals; reflecting on the choices she made in her early twenties, she's boldly turned the tables on our career first conditioning and suggests that you seek out the golden opportunities right in front of you, right now.
In "Marry Smart," she shares the wisdom of her experience with warmth, humor, and very straight talk. But this is not your mother's dating guide "Marry Smart" celebrates the vital achievements of traditional marriage and motherhood, and gives you the essential life strategies that no one's talking about, including how to:
strike while the greatest number of single young men is available to you
attract a man who is your intellectual and emotional equal
date to find a mate and how to spot a diamond in the rough
find total satisfaction in your roles as a wife and mother
Whether or not you are in college, whether your future plans are clear or still undecided, "Marry Smart" is a must-read for all young women who want to get the most out of love and life.

About the Author
Susan Patton is a first-generation American and was in one of the first classes of women to graduate from Princeton in 1977. She is a first-time author, a human resources consultant, and an executive coach in New York City. She is the proud mother of two Princeton sons, a daughter-in-law who also graduated from Princeton, and a long-haired red dachshund named Lucille.