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How to Choose a Husband: And Make Peace With Marriage [Kindle Edition]

Suzanne Venker
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Book Description

It's been forty years since the sexual revolution, and the women of America have everything they want. Everything, that is, except a husband. Women may be schooled in the art of sex, but they have failed in the art of love.

In How to Choose a Husband, social critic and best-selling author Suzanne Venker says American women need a detox. If they want to be happy, or just plain satisfied, they must do a 180 when it comes to their attitude toward sex, courtship, and married life.

If they do, marriageable men will reappear – and women will find the love that eludes them.

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About the Author

A former teacher-turned-social critic, Suzanne Venker is an author and speaker on politics, marriage, parenting, and the culture. A well-known commentator on cultural issues, Suzanne has appeared on ABC, CNN, FOX, Huff-Po Live and C-Span--as well as hundreds of radio shows throughout the country, including the Laura Ingraham Show. How to Choose a Husband is her third book.

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  • File Size: 1979 KB
  • Print Length: 171 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1936488582
  • Publisher: WND Books; 1 edition (February 5, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #388,047 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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37 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fathers of girls should read this book March 8, 2013
This is an exceptionally wise book. I am not part of the target audience (I'm a man who has been married for 25+ years), but my daughters are, and I want them to read it. There is much about marriage that you simply can't understand until you've been married for a number of years, and young readers should take Suzanne Venker's word for a few things. If you do, you'll save yourself some heartache.

The reviewers who call her an angry anti-feminist either haven't read the book or are freighted down with a terrible load of baggage. As my Ivy League wife will tell you, most of the anger is on the feminst side of the divide.

Venker is a gifted writer. "How to Choose a Husband" is lively and engaging but very serious.

Parents of girls ought to read this book--particularly fathers, since we are often unaware of the life-wrecking foolishness that is in the air our daughters breathe. Then read "On the Meaning of Sex" by J. Budziszewski. Those two books say it all.
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27 of 37 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This is for SOME NOT OTHERS! March 13, 2013
I must say it concerns me all the negative reviews. This book really is for certain women and not others. It's rather ironic that such strong modern women would so vehemently make such ignorant remarks toward a fellow 'sister', unless we are discrediting her opinion just because it's different?

I was very attracted to this book and what it had to offer because as a women in her early 30's who is an entrepreneur and travels around the world for a living, I have found that even with that success I personally had a yearning for something I couldn't quite figure out. I grew up with two professional parents and I have varieties of friends around me who defy convention and what it means to be a family, dare I say women who are the high earners of their family while the men have sometimes stayed at home to be house husbands. Or marriages where one has stayed at home and then then other for a time seemingly interchangeable. But one thing stood out, TEAM WORK & LOVE! I am looking for a team player someone to cheer me on and encourage me to be my best, whether as a career minded women or a fantastic mother or BOTH!!!

I recently came back from London where I hung out with a very successful friend of mine who has been happily married and childless for the last 8 years. (and they are adamant about not having children witch I wholeheartedly respect). My friend commented to me that statistically in the UK successful women are more then double the time to suffer from domestic violence from their male partner. I had to stop and look at her as I know she thinks of me as quite the strong assertive women, and raised to be that way no less, and I didn't say it but I later thought, I don't think one is a success if they are being beaten by a man that is supposedly meant to love them.
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a great read April 17, 2013
By Berry
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I liked this book because of the information that it has to show how women have changed and how much influence it makes to everyone. I am not a feminist, not even close but I bought the book because I wanted to see the information. It really is an eye opener. I don't think I would recommend it to someone who is going to choose a husband but to someone who wants to become a better woman so that she could be a good wife. It did open my eyes to how feminist most of my family is. it is a great read. i couldn't put it down because it was so interesting.
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20 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommendable! April 3, 2013
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Many interesting points and worth reading - also for those over the age of 35 :-). Family is worth fighting for!
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51 of 72 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars on the money February 12, 2013
By visamej
Venker is right.

I used to be a militant feminist. I used to be very lonely. I used to be at war with my body. I wanted to be a mother desperately, but much less so a wife. I felt so much pressure from society to do well in my career, but nobody ever taught me or told me the truth about my body, my fertility. Even my mother expected me to focus on my career and my career alone- nevermind how to attract a good man, nevermind how to be a good mother, nevermind how to accomplish those things that I really wanted in life: a family.
What's wrong with masculinity these days is that we aren't teaching men to be good men, and we're not demanding that they be good men. "How to Choose a Husband" is incredibly helpful, I wish I had had it 8 years ago. Good men are vital to the health of our children. Good men are vital to the health of women. Let's start rewarding good men more.

The only way to end misogyny is to end misandry.

Like Venker, I have learned to invite the spirit of masculinity into my life, respect the good things it brings like technology, focus, problem-solving, and protection.. and my life is soo much better because of it.

Congratulations to the woman who buys and reads this book on the journey to a strong marriage, happy family and kids.
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12 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A different book on marriage March 7, 2013
Feminism changed the way women felt about marriage. Women started putting off marriage. They believed the lie that women were better off relying on themselves and not depending on men. The problem is that women discover, often too late, that being single isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Suzanne Venker's bold new book, "How to Choose a Husband and Make Peace with Marriage", dispels the myth that women are better off without men. In spite of the title, this book is not a guidebook in finding a spouse. It's not going to show you where to go find a man who will put a ring on your finger. The purpose of Venker's book is to change the way you think about marriage because you can't find the right person if you can't be the right person.

If you are a young, single female and you've fallen for the lie that feminism has perpetuated, then reading this book will either offend you or change you. You will either walk away with your heels firmly dug in or you will decide that maybe waiting until your 30s or 40s to get married may not be such a good idea.

If you are older and have been married for awhile, you may still hold some feminist attitudes that have affected your marriage in a detrimental way. By following the 12-step plan Venker lays out in her book, you may find a happier marriage waiting for you.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from PR By the Book as part of their Book Review Blogger Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
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5.0 out of 5 stars The truth!
I loved this book. Truth is often hard to find in the world, and here you have it--concisely and to the point. For many women, feminism has been a
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Published 3 months ago by Livy
4.0 out of 5 stars Well written, practical advise for women on marriage.
I bought this book for my 20 yr old daughter, but I wanted to read it first before I gave it to her. This is a well-written book. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Tana L. Reeve
2.0 out of 5 stars This book is how you tell a man that you are the reason he's going to...
This book is remarkably bad. I am giving it two stars simply because it made me miss "Marry Smart," another terrible book in this genre.

Suzanne Venker is awful. Read more
Published 3 months ago by P. Geisik
5.0 out of 5 stars If you would not buy a car without knowing what makes a good car, you...
Anybody who is thinking about dating needs to read this book first. If you would not buy a car without knowing what makes a good car, you are nuts to pick a spouse based on what... Read more
Published 7 months ago by David Usher
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Happy!
This hardbound book arrived in perfect condition. The packaging was well done. I am thoroughly enjoying the book and have even joined the author's blog.
Published 20 months ago by Ronda Marilyn Wohl
1.0 out of 5 stars Is this a joke?
I couldn't even get through the first twenty pages. This book is complete and utter bull***t. PLEASE don't take this book seriously. Read more
Published 21 months ago by hoop0542
1.0 out of 5 stars Misleading, Reactionary but also Deeply Trite
This is SUCH a bad book, it almost fascinated, like watching a car crash by the side of the road. You want to turn away, but can't.

The title is completely misleading. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Miss Otis
3.0 out of 5 stars A thought provoking statement
Alot of good content. I thought style is a bit extreme,and her case is made pretty bluntly. I largely agree with the thrust of what she is saying
Published on April 29, 2013 by John Coull
1.0 out of 5 stars "Crapola personified"
"Today's women are enlightened! They're men's equals...What a load of crap. Every stinkin' last bit of it. Crap, crap, and more crap. Crapola personified. Read more
Published on April 23, 2013 by Sadie
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Practical Advice For Any Adult Interested in Developing a...
It was by accident that I saw the Suzanne Venker piece on called "The War on Men" which was pretty much on target. Read more
Published on April 9, 2013 by Anthony J. Parrino
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SUZANNE VENKER is an author and Fox News contributor. She tackles a range of social issues surrounding marriage and the family, including the infamous gender wars. Her most recent book is The Two-Income Trap: Why Parents Are Choosing to Stay Home.

Suzanne's previous book, The War on Men, was published on the heels of a Fox article of the same name that went viral in November 2012--landing Suzanne a spot on The View, where she bantered about with Mike Tyson while warding off attacks from Whoopi Goldberg.

In late 2013, Suzanne founded Women for Men, a news and opinion website committed to the needs of boys and men. She is also a trustee at Leading Women for Shared Parenting and is part the commission to establish a White House Council on Boys & Men.

Suzanne has written for various publications, including the New York Post, St. Louis Post-Dispatch,, and The Daily Caller. Her TV credits include STOSSEL, The View, Fox & Friends,, CNN and C-Span. She has appeared on literally hundreds of radio shows throughout the country.

Suzanne and her family live in St. Louis, MO.

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