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How to Be Married: What I Learned from Real Women on Five Continents About Surviving My First (Really Hard) Year of Marriage Hardcover – April 18, 2017
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“A modern book for a modern woman, written with verve and an excellent sense of humor… [W]e need a feminist book about marriage right now.” –Elle.com
"Journalist Jo Piazza travels the world to discover what the first year of marriage is truly about and how to survive it." —PopSugar, from their Best 2017 Spring Books For Women roundup
"The World’s Best Advice for a Happy Marriage." —Real Simple
"Whether she’s finding hygge in Denmark or climbing Kilimanjaro, Piazza writes with candid honesty, wit, and humor. This quick-paced and relatable book will be immensely helpful for longtime and newly married people alike." —Booklist
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"Best marriage advice ever compiled from around the world." —Daily Mail
"In Jo Piazza's inspired view, marriage is deeply personal and profoundly political. At the intersection of public and private, her story is impossible to put down, because it is relevant to us all. Whether you're married, considering marriage, or want a deeper understand of the institution, this book is for you. It's a smart, hopeful, timely, and necessary consideration of a practice under pressure. Jo Piazza writes with verve and heart." —Wednesday Martin, New York Times bestselling author of Primates of Park Avenue
"Jo Piazza has penned a poignant and thoroughly entertaining missive on the modern day near-impossible demands, dilemmas and delights of modern day marriage. A must read for anyone seriously considering joining your life to the life of another. You will find this gem of a book to be an enlightening roadmap of the pathway ahead." —Katherine Woodward Thomas, New York Times bestselling author of Conscious Uncoupling: 5 Steps to Living Happily Even After
"Jo Piazza cuts through the cliches and sentimental greeting card bullshit to deliver a candid and hilarious look at the first year of marriage. I laughed, I cringed, I almost considered divorcing my husband in order to marry him all over again." —Jenny Mollen, New York Times bestselling author of Live Fast Die Hot
"Whether you're a newlywed, a divorcee, or you just celebrated your 20th anniversary, you will laugh out loud, sob recklessly, and learn a ton from Jo Piazza's brilliant, hilarious, and poignant look at the mystery that is marriage." —Kate Betts, New York Times bestselling author of My Paris Dream: An Education in Style, Slang, and Seduction in the Great City on the Seine
"Piazza's insights for creating a successful marriage from the very beginning provides life-changing lessons for anyone getting married or considering marriage." —John Gray Phd, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus
About the Author
JO PIAZZA is an award-winning journalist and the bestselling coauthor of the novel The Knockoff. 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 San Francisco with her husband Nick and their giant dog.
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