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"Fascinating... Valuable insight into an institution that has recently been transformed yet again."--The Boston Globe
"Very amusing...[A] passionate intellectual manifesto."-- Library Journal
“Squire archly reconsiders the disobedient Biblical helpmeet Eve (‘Shouldn’t the buck stop with the senior officer, not the assistant?’), as well as witches, bitches, nymphomaniacs, concubines, clerics, cuckolds, and others … Take this potent, hugely entertaining book to bed.”—O Magazine
“Lively and a pleasure to read”—Kirkus Reviews
"In breezy, irreverent prose, Squire catalogues the history and religious significance of the institution of marriage ....as if gossiping with a girlfriend...."—Publishers Weekly
“A sardonic and delightful romp through the history of conjugality, from day zero on. An illuminating book for those who want to know their history, rather than just repeat it: anyone in a marriage or just contemplating the possibility will want to take notes. Also perfect for couples therapists’ waiting rooms, throwing at your spouse, and Valentine's Day.”—Laura Kipnis
“Written with an incisive wit and an unshowy audaciousness, I Don’t is an absolutely compelling read—a must for anyone, man or woman, who has wondered about the war between the sexes and the truce that is marriage. Steeped as her book is in historical detail, Susan Squire proves herself to be that rare breed: a scholar with a light touch, writing with a deftness and fluency that lifts her comprehensive knowledge and closely informed readings to the level of literature. This is a book that informs while it entertains the reader—a truly original take on its subject.”—Daphne Merkin, author of Enchantment and Dreaming of Hitler
The author seemed very ultra feminist man hating in some of her side rants.
It's a fantastic gift for all your single friends, or an anniversary gift for those who've already taken the plunge.
Squire takes the reader on an historic tour of the one of civilization's most confounding institutions - marriage.
Well written, and interesting subject matter. The headline and tagline sold the book, but there is no editorial or discussion for or against marriage, really. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Bettergears
I was a little disappointed by the angry tone of the book --- more so at the beginning of the book than later. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Karen Brown
Book arrived in excellent shape and in a timely manner. The book is very helpful in my research on marriage for my book in development..Published 10 months ago by Joseph G. Langen
I have enjoyed reading this book a lot. The author has done a lot of research, and has a snarky and caustic wit about the results of that research that makes this a lot of fun to... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Cissa
This book was long, drawn out and really boring. I would not recomend this book unless you are reading to bring on a nap.Published 15 months ago by Kristen Williams
This book is much more about the repression of sexual passion than about marriage per se. If you are expecting a diatribe against "marriage" this is not the book. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Mike B
I enjoyed this book! It was a quick read. Not too heavy. She gave the history without the dryness. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Alice M. Gruber
It is seldom that a non-fiction book stirs so much passion.
I found myself reading entire chapters to my husband, getting really angry at men who died thousands of years... Read more
First of all, I am a 51-year-old, happily married, male feminist about to celebrate our 29th year of marriage. We have two, teenage sons. Read morePublished on April 12, 2012 by Franklin the Mouse