Why are ‘Marry Him’ and ‘Committed’ flying off the shelves? Because they do what all popular books on the subject have done over the years, decades and even centuries: They lay out rules, treating love, romance and relationships as if they are quantifiable and controllable. To be a young, single woman looking to settle down today is to be in the Wild West of dating history. Daters are ravenous for advice to order the chaos, even if it comes from a book, like “Marry Him,” that berates them or, like “Committed,” claims that marriage is a terrible institution for women (though the author gets hitched by her memoir’s end).
-Hannah Seligman, author of “A Little Bit Married: How to Know When It’s Time to Walk Down the Aisle or Out the Door,” writing (perceptively!) in the Wall Street Journal about how 20- and 30-somethings approach marriage.
I went to check out her book on Amazon. Rut ro: