No Cheating, No Dying (Hardcover)
I Had a Good Marriage. Then I Tried to Make It Better.
Scribner Book Company, 9781439168226, 177pp.
Publication Date: February 7, 2012
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From a popular magazine writer comes a riveting blend of memoir and thinking person's self-improvement book about a happy marriage and the therapies, exercises, and investigations that might make it even better--or not. Written with charm and wit, No Cheating, No Dying investigates one of the most universal human institutions--marriage. Elizabeth Weil and her husband Dan have two basic ground rules for their marriage: no cheating, no dying. For ten years it's worked fine, but Elizabeth started to wonder if it could be better. Elizabeth Weil believes that you don't get married in a white dress, in front of all your future in-laws and ex-boyfriends but gradually, over time, through all the road rage incidents and pre-colonoscopy enemas, good and bad dinners, and all the small moments you never expected to happen or much less endure. In this book, Weil examines the major universal marriage issues--sex, money, mental health, in-laws, children--through bravely recounting her own hilarious, messy, and sometimes difficult relationship. She seeks out the advice of financial planners, psychoanalysts, therapists, household management consultants, priests, rabbis, and the United States government. Woven into this funny and forthright narrative is Weil's extensive research on marriage and marriage improvement. The result is an illuminating and entertaining read that is a fresh addition to the body of literature about marriage.
About the Author
Elizabeth Weil is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, a platform she frequently uses to explore the pressing issues in her life. She has also published numerous personal essays in Vogue, Real Simple, Glamour, and other magazines.