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You Can Be Right (or You Can Be Married): Looking for Love in the Age of Divorce

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A collection of candid and illuminating break-up stories resulting from three years of interviews by an Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker—“a wonderful and important piece of thinking and reporting” (Elizabeth Gilbert).

Fast approaching the age when bachelors go from seeming curious to seeming weird, filmmaker Dana Adam Shapiro set out across the country with a tape recorder in search of answers to an age-old question: Why does love die—and what can we do to prevent it from happening?

It all began as a self-help journey in the purest sense. A serial monogamist for more than two decades, Shapiro wanted to know why the honeymoon phase of his relationships never lasted until the actual honeymoon. Believing that more can be learned from failure than from success, he spent years interviewing hundreds of divorced people, living vicariously through the romantic tragedies of others, hoping to learn how to avoid them in his own love life.

The result is a timely treasure trove of marital wisdom. Shockingly intimate, universally relevant, and profoundly personal, this is a page-turning, voyeuristic peek into the private lives of our friends and neighbors—as well as a hopeful investigation of modern love—that is as racy as it is revelatory.

Synopsis:

It all began as a self-help journey in the purest sense. A serial monogamist for more than two decades, Shapiro wanted to know why the honeymoon phase of his relationships never lasted until the actual honeymoon. Believing that you learn more from failure than from success, he spent the next three years criss­crossing the country with a tape recorder, interviewing hundreds of divorced people, hoping to become so fluent in the errors of Eros that he would be able to avoid them in his own love life—and one day be a better husband.

The result is a timely treasure trove of marital wisdom that is as racy as it is revelatory. Shockingly intimate and profoundly personal, this is a page-turning, voyeuristic investigation of modern love and a practical guide for any couple looking to beat the roulette-wheel odds of actually staying together forever.

Synopsis:

A collection of candid and illuminating break-up stories resulting from three years of interviews by an Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker--"a wonderful and important piece of thinking and reporting" (Elizabeth Gilbert).

Fast approaching the age when bachelors go from seeming curious to seeming weird, filmmaker Dana Adam Shapiro set out across the country with a tape recorder in search of answers to age-old questions: Why does love die--and what can we do to prevent it from happening?

It all began as a self-help journey in the purest sense. A serial monogamist for more than two decades, Shapiro wanted to know why the honeymoon phase of his relationships never lasted until the actual honeymoon. Believing that more can be learned from failure than from success, he spent years interviewing hundreds of divorced people, living vicariously through the romantic tragedies of others, hoping to learn how to avoid them in his own love life.

The result is a timely treasure trove of marital wisdom. Shockingly intimate, universally relevant, and profoundly personal, this is a page-turning, voyeuristic peek into the private lives of our friends and neighbors--as well as a hopeful investigation of modern love--that is as racy as it is revelatory.

About the Author

Dana Adam Shapiro was nominated for the 2006 Academy Award for his first film, MURDERBALL, a documentary about the United States Paralympic Quad Rugby Team. His latest film, MONOGAMY, starring Chris Messina and Rashida Jones, is nominated for a 2011 Independent Spirit Award and will be released theatrically by Oscilloscope Laboratories. His 2007 animated short about unrequited love and recycling, MY BIODEGRADABLE HEART, was an official selection at Sundance and many other fests around the world. His debut novel, THE EVERY BOY (published by Houghton Mifflin), was a NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS' CHOICE and a 2005 BOOK SENSE NOTABLE BOOK. Other projects include HOLLER, a film about segregated proms in the South, which he wrote and will be produced by Screen Gems in 2011, and AMERICAN FAMILY, a documentary-in-progress about interracial couples. Shapiro is a former senior editor at SPIN, a founding editor and senior writer of ICON magazine, and he is a contributor to THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE and other publications. He was the 2007 Artist-in-Residence at Bucknell University and currently lives in Venice, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781451657784
Author:
Shapiro, Dana Adam
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Subject:
Divorce
Subject:
Self-Help/Relationships
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20130931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in

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Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » Divorce and Separation
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » General
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » Relationships

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"Synopsis" by , It all began as a self-help journey in the purest sense. A serial monogamist for more than two decades, Shapiro wanted to know why the honeymoon phase of his relationships never lasted until the actual honeymoon. Believing that you learn more from failure than from success, he spent the next three years criss­crossing the country with a tape recorder, interviewing hundreds of divorced people, hoping to become so fluent in the errors of Eros that he would be able to avoid them in his own love life—and one day be a better husband.

The result is a timely treasure trove of marital wisdom that is as racy as it is revelatory. Shockingly intimate and profoundly personal, this is a page-turning, voyeuristic investigation of modern love and a practical guide for any couple looking to beat the roulette-wheel odds of actually staying together forever.

"Synopsis" by , A collection of candid and illuminating break-up stories resulting from three years of interviews by an Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker--"a wonderful and important piece of thinking and reporting" (Elizabeth Gilbert).

Fast approaching the age when bachelors go from seeming curious to seeming weird, filmmaker Dana Adam Shapiro set out across the country with a tape recorder in search of answers to age-old questions: Why does love die--and what can we do to prevent it from happening?

It all began as a self-help journey in the purest sense. A serial monogamist for more than two decades, Shapiro wanted to know why the honeymoon phase of his relationships never lasted until the actual honeymoon. Believing that more can be learned from failure than from success, he spent years interviewing hundreds of divorced people, living vicariously through the romantic tragedies of others, hoping to learn how to avoid them in his own love life.

The result is a timely treasure trove of marital wisdom. Shockingly intimate, universally relevant, and profoundly personal, this is a page-turning, voyeuristic peek into the private lives of our friends and neighbors--as well as a hopeful investigation of modern love--that is as racy as it is revelatory.

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