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How to be Married by Jo Piazza

How to be Married by Jo Piazza

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Everyone tells you marriage is hard - but no one tells you what to do about it. Jo Piazza got her romantic-comedy ending when she met the man of her dreams on a boat in the Galápagos Islands and they were engaged three months later. But Jo had questions... How do you make a marriage work in a world where you no longer need to be married? How does an independent, strong-willed feminist become someone’s partner—all the time?

A travel editor constantly on the move, Jo journeys to twenty countries on five continents to figure out what modern marriage means. Throughout this stunning, funny, warm, and wise personal narrative, she gleans wisdom from matrilineal tribeswomen, French ladies who lunch, Orthodox Jewish moms, Swedish stay-at-home dads, polygamous warriors, and Dutch prostitutes. Written with refreshing candor How to Be Married offers an honest portrait of an utterly charming couple. When life throws more at them than they ever expected—a terrifying health diagnosis, sick parents to care for, unemployment—they ultimately create a fresh understanding of what it means to be equal partners during the good and bad times. Through their journey, they reveal a framework that will hopefully help the rest of us keep our marriages strong, from engagement into the newlywed years and beyond!

The Details:

  • By Jo Piazza
  • Hardcover book
  • 304 pages

The Author:

Jo Piazza is an award-winning journalist and the bestselling coauthor of the novel The Knockoff based right here in Fairmount! Her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, New York magazine, Glamour, Elle, Time, Marie Claire, the Daily Beast, and Slate. She is also the author of the critically acclaimed Celebrity, Inc.: How Famous People Make Money; and If Nuns Ruled the World: Ten Sisters on a Mission. She holds an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania, a master's in journalism from Columbia University, and a master's in religious studies from New York University. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband Nick and their two little ones!