It’s widely believed that women want it all—including the perfect marriage to the knight in shining armor. But as Lori Gottlieb points out, even real-life fairy tales don’t end up this way. In “Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough,” Lori Gottlieb argues that too many women have unrealistic notions of who “Mr. Right” will be. They linger on the false hope that a better man is just around the corner, and frequently abandon stable relationships in pursuit of a vision that may or may not come to fruition. The book has caused its share of controversy, but it is not a call to settle so much as an attempt to make women re-evaluate their notions of happiness. In fact, it was conceived out of the author’s own self-evaluation. Booklist says:
Gottlieb’s honest, astute analysis will resonate with many women and make them uneasy as they recognize themselves in her experiences and those of the women she interviews. Gottlieb makes a strong case in this groundbreaking work.