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Getting Married After 40: Advice & Inspiration from 100 Women Who Found Good Men & Happy Marriages Paperback – April, 1999
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Anthony, a UPI reporter, was herself married for the second time after 40. She bases this quick-reading, feel-good collection of vignettes on questionnaires she sent to 100 women, all of whom married after 40 and sometimes much later, most often for the second or third time. She then followed up the questionnaire with personal interviews. We've read much of this advice before; what takes this book beyond the women's magazine columns is Anthony's questions. The answers reveal hard-earned wisdom on what to avoid and how to cope. The ten chapters cover getting back into circulation, first dates, children (his, yours, and maybe ours), the first year, finances, trying not to get cold feet, and making it last. The advice is grouped by subject, and the interviewed women speak in the first person; there is no psychological commentary and no analysis of what a woman did or should have done differently. Women will buy this book for their single friends and relatives. For public libraries.ASusan E. Burdick, MLS, Reading, PA
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.
About the Author
Carmen Anthony is an experienced reporter and interviewer-working for UPI in Los Angeles, Denver, and Spain-who was once herself married after age 40. She has also worked as a movie publicist, magazine editor, and public relations account executive. Her travel writing has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and San Jose Mercury News. She is currently editor of several Fodor's guides to travel in Europe.
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Rather than writing another "how to get your man" book, author Carmen Anthony put a different twist on that much maligned objec tive by offering some solid advice on the challenges one can fac e4 when marrying later in life.
She starts off with pep talks, telling single women to "get a live and then invite a man into it." And, because it's a vital step in the mating process, there's a chapter on where to find the buys, and quick reviews of the pros and cons of dating services, personals, the bar scene and other st6rategies for meeting men. But she also discusses the importance of being ready to marry, and offers ways to overcome the fears that prevent some women from taking the plunge.
Anthony, who married after the age of 40, doesn t do all the talking. She interv iewed 100 women who ranged in age fro m 40 to 73 when they married. They come from all walks of live and use their own personal stories to aqddress everything from coping with well-intentioned relatives to the b est ways to deal with finances and pre-nuptial agreements and how to successfully fold his and y our children into the picture.
And rather than leaving her readers at the altar, Anthony offers encouragement on the most important aspect of all: the first year of marriage. The women she interviewed struggled with admustment too, and their stories tell those who have been on their own what they can expect when they join their lives with another. Since they've been there, they know that carv ing out personal space, learning to live with, for example, different perceptions of c leanliness, and the age-old problem of communication between the sexes are just some of the road blocks newlyweds of all ages will encopunter.