She is not arguing that modern marriage is unfair to women.
Laura Kipnis's effort is one of those books that makes you nod in agreement and cringe for having agreed with the author's views in the first place.
Regardless of how you feel about the topic or the ideas discussed, her writing alone is worth reading the book.
I can count on one hand the number of books that have changed my perspective on life and relationships. This book transformed my life for the better. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Wolf
In a nutshell: Kipnis is encouraging having an affair to anyone feeling stuck in a long term relationship or marriage and feeling completely sexually turned off. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Beatrice Izzey
Kipnis has dissected the modern relationship down to its core fibers. This polemic turned out quite interesting. Exactly what I expected and more.Published 7 months ago by Casey Barton
A brilliant and witty, but emphatically, argued polemic against the sexual, political, and social repressiveness of the institution of marriage—obsessively depicting marriage's... Read morePublished 8 months ago by H. Blissberg
Delightful, original, hilarious, penetrating and startling--and that's just the first page. The nature of romantic love is examined without a shred of sentimentality and with more... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Donna
I ordered this book after reading the reviews and I was nervous about some warning that her writing style was awkward but I still did. Read morePublished 15 months ago by jmiller
C. Brown's review says it all...and her/his last para is good too. I will add: Only a fool wouldn't change her mind in the face of a good argument.Published 17 months ago by Michael F. Herrmann
Book came in within alotted amount of time and was in great shape. The book itself is a great read as well.Published on September 11, 2011 by Laura
I really wanted to disagree with this book. I tried so hard. It didn't work. Truth is, she's right about a lot of things. Read morePublished on December 20, 2010 by izzy