"We were thrilled to host Lori Gottlieb as the featured speaker at our annual fundraiser Gala attended by several hundred people, including Jane Fonda. Lori’s remarks struck a balance between being exquisitely sensitive and hilariously funny. She showed a deep understanding and profound insight into the complexities of the topic, and courage in revealing herself personally as well. Our guests loved Lori!"
Dina ZeckhausenFounder, EDIN
"An unexpected delight…the truth can be liberating."
The New York Times
"Gottlieb tells it like it is: In our modern world of excess, too many of us have unrealistic expectations about love, and even more unrealistic views of ourselves. Women (and men) should take Gottlieb’s message to heart: Look for reasons to say yes. It could change your life."
Helen Fisher, Ph.D.Senior researcher at The Kinsey Institute and bestselling author of Why Him? Why Her? How to Find and Keep Lasting Love
"Funny and relatable… anything but antiromance."
"This year's intelligent, eye-opening insight into modern relationships—a fast, funny read which might just be a formula for marital bliss."
The Times of London
"Gottlieb has done something important. She tells her story as if she were speaking to a roomful of adults, who can be trusted not to faint at the news."
"Marry Him is a treasure. A must-read on getting the male and female brain together in almost perfect harmony."
Dr. Louann BrizendineProfessor of clinical psychiatry at UCSF and New York Times bestselling author of The Female Brain and The Male Brain
"What Lori Gottlieb is saying isn’t subversive—it’s smart. A thoroughly entertaining reality check, it will make single women laugh and squirm, and married people appreciate their spouses even more."
Diablo CodyAcademy Award-winning screenwriter of Juno
"Marry Him shows women how to find true happiness when seeking love—by giving them a new way to look at the world. Gottlieb manages to be hilarious yet thought-provoking, light-hearted yet profound on the questions of: Why do we fall in love? What qualities really matter in a marriage? For what reasons do we make the decisions that affect our whole lives?Marry Him will set people talking for years."
Gretchen RubinNew York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project
"I wish I could round up every single woman I know and assign this book for discussion. Gottlieb helps women see how our cultural or private fantasies build up so many expectations that they destroy the possibility of real love and, eventually, marriage. Marry Him is a big fat lesson in how not to get in your own way. Any woman who wants to find true love should read this book."
Pepper Schwartz, Ph.D.New York Times bestselling author of The Normal Bar: The Surprising Secrets of Happy Couples
"Gottlieb is so keen an observer that even the saddest parts have some humor."
The Los Angeles Times
By turns funny and hopeful . . . . Lori is a latter-day Alice: She takes us through the distorted looking glass that’s held up to young girls. There’s no other word for it: You will devour this book.
Peggy OrensteinNew York Times bestselling author of Girls & Sex and Cinderella Ate My Daughter
"Lori Gottlieb's ‘How to Land Your Kid in Therapy’ should be mandatory reading for every parent."
"This book is both funny and true. If only I weren't happily married so I could use it to find my soul mate."
Stephen ColbertHost of Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report
"Lori Gottlieb’s event was one of the most successful–and talked about–programs of the season. She is a terrific speaker, and has that rare gift of being entertaining and brilliant. Her topics of interest and research are always just one step ahead of the cultural conversation of the moment, and spur public discourse that is provocative and important. People turn out in droves for the opportunity to hear her."
Andrea GrossmanFounder, Writers Bloc
"Funny, affecting, and useful . . . good, sound advice."
Scott SimonHost of NPR’s Weekend Edition
"Flashes of true hilarity that go down like stiff shots of wisdom."
"We were honored to host Lori Gottlieb as the keynote speaker. She was delightfully entertaining, brutally honest and incredibly uplifting at the same time. We applaud her for doing a masterful job of making her topic relevant to a very diverse, intergenerational audience. Lori was a wonderful speaker and our guests won’t soon forget her!"
"The best new funny book about dating on planet Earth, perhaps in the entire universe, and certainly in the Milky Way. Even Tolstoy and God together couldn't write something as funny and cool and weird and wonderful as this."
Molly Jong-FastBestselling author of Normal Girl
"A wonderful gem of wit, honesty, advice, and commentary . . . Gottlieb does a wonderful job of addressing an issue from both genders' perspectives.
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