My travel memoir How to be Married follows my own first tumultuous year of marriage. But despite all of the ups and downs, it was a good year and an even better start to a marriage. Sadly, the unhappy marriages in literature often end up being richer and more satisfying for a reader than the happy marriages. I’ve always thought that was a problem. We rarely talk about the happy marriages until they go bad. In How to Be Married, I wanted to try to convey the good and the bad. The book is non-fiction, but while I was writing I submerged myself in the fictional tales of other married couples, both the pleasant and the deeply disturbed. The above books contain some of my favorite marriages in fiction. Click the covers to read my thoughts about each one.
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