Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give

Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give

Ada Calhoun

Nonfiction / Memoir / History

Inspired by her viral New York Times "Modern Love" essay "The Wedding Toast I'll Never Give", Ada Calhoun's memoir is a witty, poignant exploration of the beautiful complexity of marriage.We hear plenty about whether or not to get married, but much less about what it takes to stay married. Clichés around marriage—eternal bliss, domestic harmony, soul mates—leave out the real stuff. After marriage you may still want to sleep with other people. Sometimes your partner will bore the hell out of you. And when stuck paying for your spouse's mistakes, you might miss being single.In Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give, Ada Calhoun presents an unflinching but also loving portrait of her own marriage, opening a long-overdue conversation about the institution as it truly is: not the happy ending of a love story or a relic doomed by high divorce rates, but the beginning of a challenging new chapter of which "the first twenty years are the...
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