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Married: A Predicament Anne Roiphe

Married: A Predicament

Anne Roiphe

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ISBN : 9780465066254
Hardcover
304 pages
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Since she first gave voice to the struggles of a generation of women with Up the Sandbox, Anne Roiphe has been a unique chronicler of how we live in relationships and in families. In Married, Roiphe offers an elegant defense of married life from theMoreSince she first gave voice to the struggles of a generation of women with Up the Sandbox, Anne Roiphe has been a unique chronicler of how we live in relationships and in families. In Married, Roiphe offers an elegant defense of married life from the wry perspective of a wife and mother who survived the 1950s, the sexual revolution, and the womens movement.Drawing upon a captivating range of examples from history, literature, and popular culture--ranging from Jane Austens Emma to Bill and Hillary Clinton--as well as her own two marriages, Roiphe looks at the state of wedded union from an emotional as well as a social perspective. With her trademark blend of wit and wisdom, she explores such questions as why we have marriage, the stresses that threaten a marriage, what marriage asks of us, and what marriage gives to us.Just as she won womens hearts by celebrating the neglected joys of motherhood in Fruitful (shortlisted for the National Book Award), Roiphe is certain to capture a wide audience with her passionately affirmative answer to the basic question we ask about marriage. Does she think its worth it? In Married Anne Roiphe answers with a resounding I do.