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The Real Thing

(Available April 21, 2015)
The Real Thing
Written by Ellen McCarthy
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780345549693
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The Real Thing
Lessons on Love and Life from a Wedding Reporter's Notebook
Written by Ellen McCarthy


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: April 21, 2015
Price: $26.00

From a Washington Post weddings reporter who’s covered more than two hundred walks down the aisle comes a warm, witty, and wise book about relationships—the mystery, the science, and the secrets of how we find love and make it last.
 
Ellen McCarthy has explored the complete journey of our timeless... Read more >
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The Real Thing
Lessons on Love and Life from a Wedding Reporter's Notebook
Written by Ellen McCarthy


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: April 21, 2015
Price: $13.99

From a Washington Post weddings reporter who’s covered more than two hundred walks down the aisle comes a warm, witty, and wise book about relationships—the mystery, the science, and the secrets of how we find love and make it last.
 
Ellen McCarthy has explored the complete journey of our timeless... Read more >
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Secrets and Lies
Secrets and Lies
Written by Jane Isay
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307742247
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Secrets and Lies
Surviving the Truths That Change Our Lives
Written by Jane Isay


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $15.95

Secrets and Lies is a compellingly readable journey into the realm of family secrets, offering lessons and insights for those who are hiding the truth and for those who discover what has long been hidden.

Jane Isay was both a secret finder and a secret keeper. After fifteen years of marriage, her...

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I Do and I Don't
I Do and I Don't
Written by Jeanine Basinger
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780804169745
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I Do and I Don't
A History of Marriage in the Movies
Written by Jeanine Basinger


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $17.95

Here is “happily ever after”—except when things aren’t happy, and when “ever after” is abruptly terminated by divorce, tragedy . . . or even murder. With her large-hearted understanding of how movies—and audiences—work, leading film historian Jeanine Basinger traces the many ways Hollywood has tussled with the tricky subject of marriage...

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Secrets and Lies
Secrets and Lies
Written by Jane Isay
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385534147
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Secrets and Lies
Surviving the Truths That Change Our Lives
Written by Jane Isay


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
On Sale: January 7, 2014
Price: $24.95

By the author of Walking on Eggshells, a compellingly readable journey into the realm of family secrets, offering lessons and insights for those who are hiding the truth and those who discover what has long been hidden.

Secrets, large and small, are a fact of human life. This book explores... Read more >
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Secrets and Lies
Secrets and Lies
Written by Jane Isay
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ISBN: 9780385534154
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Secrets and Lies
Surviving the Truths That Change Our Lives
Written by Jane Isay


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: January 7, 2014
Price: $12.99

By the author of Walking on Eggshells, a compellingly readable journey into the realm of family secrets, offering lessons and insights for those who are hiding the truth and those who discover what has long been hidden.

Secrets, large and small, are a fact of human life. This book explores... Read more >
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The XX Factor
The XX Factor
Written by Alison Wolf
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307590428
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The XX Factor
How the Rise of Working Women Has Created a Far Less Equal World
Written by Alison Wolf


Format: eBook, 416 pages
On Sale: October 1, 2013
Price: $13.99

Noted British academic and journalist Alison Wolf offers a surprising and thoughtful study of the professional elite, and  examines the causes—and limits—of women’s rise and the consequences of their difficult choices.

The gender gap is closing. Today, for the first time in history, tens of millions of women are spending more time... Read more >
Outlaw Marriages
Outlaw Marriages
Written by Rodger Streitmatter
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807003428
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Outlaw Marriages
The Hidden Histories of Fifteen Extraordinary Same-Sex Couples
Written by Rodger Streitmatter


Format: Trade Paperback0
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $16.00

For more than a century before gay marriage became a hot-button political issue, same-sex unions flourished in America. Pairs of men and pairs of women joined together in committed unions, standing by each other “for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health” for periods of thirty or forty—sometimes as many... Read more >
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Why You're Not Married . . . Yet
Why You're Not Married . . . Yet
Written by Tracy McMillan
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345533272
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Why You're Not Married . . . Yet
The Straight Talk You Need to Get the Relationship You Deserve
Written by Tracy McMillan


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: March 26, 2013
Price: $15.00

This paperback edition includes an exclusive conversation between Bill and Giuliana Rancic, hosts of NBC’s Ready for Love, and Tracy McMillan, one of its expert matchmakers. This new relationship show features three of America’s most eligible guys searching for their soul mates.
 
If you’re looking to get married and you’re... Read more >
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I Do and I Don't
I Do and I Don't
Written by Jeanine Basinger
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307962225
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I Do and I Don't
A History of Marriage in the Movies
Written by Jeanine Basinger


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: January 29, 2013
Price: $13.99

From one of our leading film historians and interpreters: a brilliantly researched, irresistibly witty, delightfully illustrated examination of “the marriage movie”; what it is (or isn’t) and what it has to tell us about the movies—and ourselves.

As long as there have been feature movies there have been marriage movies, and yet...

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My Teenage Dream Ended
My Teenage Dream Ended
Written by Farrah Abraham
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781576875988
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My Teenage Dream Ended

Written by Farrah Abraham


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: August 14, 2012
Price: $19.95

“I got off the phone and I tried to calm down, but my mind was racing.  Derek was the father of the baby I was carrying inside me.  He was my first love, my only true love. We hadn’t spoken in more than two months, but crazily I had still hoped... Read more >
Why You're Not Married . . . Yet
Why You're Not Married . . . Yet
Written by Tracy McMillan, Read by Tracy McMillan
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780449011782
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Why You're Not Married . . . Yet
The Straight Talk You Need to Get the Relationship You Deserve
Written by Tracy McMillan
Read by Tracy McMillan


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download0
On Sale: May 29, 2012
Price: $17.50

If you’re looking to get married and you’re not, there’s most likely a very good reason: you. Not that you’re a bad person—you’re certainly not! It’s just that you haven’t yet become the woman you need to be in order to have the partnership you want. So how you can grow... Read more >
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Why You're Not Married . . . Yet
Why You're Not Married . . . Yet
Written by Tracy McMillan
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780345532930
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Why You're Not Married . . . Yet
The Straight Talk You Need to Get the Relationship You Deserve
Written by Tracy McMillan


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: May 29, 2012
Price: $11.99

This paperback edition includes an exclusive conversation between Bill and Giuliana Rancic, hosts of NBC’s Ready for Love, and Tracy McMillan, one of its expert matchmakers. This new relationship show features three of America’s most eligible guys searching for their soul mates.
 
If you’re looking to get married and you’re... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and a trade paperback.
Outlaw Marriages
Outlaw Marriages
Written by Rodger Streitmatter
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780807003343
Our Price: $26.95
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Outlaw Marriages
The Hidden Histories of Fifteen Extraordinary Same-Sex Couples
Written by Rodger Streitmatter


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
On Sale: May 15, 2012
Price: $26.95

For more than a century before gay marriage became a hot-button political issue, same-sex unions flourished in America. Pairs of men and pairs of women joined together in committed unions, standing by each other “for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health” for periods of thirty or forty—sometimes as many... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.
Outlaw Marriages
The Hidden Histories of Fifteen Extraordinary Same-Sex Couples
Written by Rodger Streitmatter


Format: eBook0
On Sale: May 15, 2012
Price: $26.95

For more than a century before gay marriage became a hot-button political issue, same-sex unions flourished in America. Pairs of men and pairs of women joined together in committed unions, standing by each other “for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health” for periods of thirty or forty—sometimes as many... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.
A History of Marriage
A History of Marriage
Written by Elizabeth Abbott
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781609800888
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A History of Marriage

Written by Elizabeth Abbott


Format: Hardcover, 464 pages
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $24.95

What does the "tradition of marriage" really look like? In A History of Marriage, Elizabeth Abbott paints an often surprising picture of this most public, yet most intimate, institution. Ritual of romance, or social obligation? Eternal bliss, or cult of domesticity? Abbott reveals a complex tradition that includes same-sex unions, arranged... Read more >
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Raising America
Raising America
Written by Ann Hulbert
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307773395
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Raising America
Experts, Parents, and a Century of Advice About Children
Written by Ann Hulbert


Format: eBook, 464 pages
On Sale: January 26, 2011
Price: $11.99

Since the beginning of the twentieth century, millions of anxious parents have turned to child-rearing manuals for reassurance. Instead, however, they have often found yet more cause for worry. In this rich social history, Ann Hulbert analyzes one hundred years of shifting trends in advice and discovers an ongoing battle between... Read more >
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A History of Marriage

Written by Elizabeth Abbott


Format: eBook0
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $24.95

What does the "tradition of marriage" really look like? In A History of Marriage, Elizabeth Abbott paints an often surprising picture of this most public, yet most intimate, institution. Ritual of romance, or social obligation? Eternal bliss, or cult of domesticity? Abbott reveals a complex tradition that includes same-sex unions, arranged... Read more >
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The Marriage-Go-Round
The Marriage-Go-Round
Written by Andrew J. Cherlin
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307773517
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The Marriage-Go-Round
The State of Marriage and the Family in America Today
Written by Andrew J. Cherlin


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: December 8, 2010
Price: $14.99

The Marriage-Go-Round illuminates the shifting nature of America's most cherished social institution and explains its striking differences from marriage in other Western countries.

Andrew J. Cherlin's three decades of study have shown him that marriage in America is a social and political battlefield in a way that it isn’t in other... Read more >
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The Lifestyle
The Lifestyle
Written by Terry Gould
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307369291
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The Lifestyle
A Look at the Erotic Rites of Swingers
Written by Terry Gould


Format: eBook0
On Sale: June 18, 2010
Price: $14.99

CAN OPEN EROTICISM between more than two consenting adults be considered natural sexual behaviour? Is it possible to experience sex with other partners while happily ensconced in an emotionally monogamous marriage? Didn't this type of sexual "swinging" disappear with the 1960s and '70s? What are millions of middle-class couples getting up... Read more >
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The Marriage-Go-Round
The Marriage-Go-Round
Written by Andrew J. Cherlin
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307386380
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The Marriage-Go-Round
The State of Marriage and the Family in America Today
Written by Andrew J. Cherlin


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: April 6, 2010
Price: $16.95

The Marriage-Go-Round illuminates the shifting nature of America's most cherished social institution and explains its striking differences from marriage in other Western countries.

Andrew J. Cherlin's three decades of study have shown him that marriage in America is a social and political battlefield in a way that it isn’t in other... Read more >
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Courting Equality
Courting Equality
Written by Karen Kahn and Patricia A. Gozemba, Photographed by Marilyn Humphries
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807066218
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Courting Equality
A Documentary History of America's First Legal Same-Sex Marriages
Written by Karen Kahn and Patricia A. Gozemba
Photographed by Marilyn Humphries


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: May 1, 2009
Price: $20.00

Through engaging storytelling and powerful photographs, Courting Equality takes readers through the volatile public debate following the legalization of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts-from the court cases to the protests and, finally, the weddings! Read more >
The Pecking Order
The Pecking Order
Written by Dalton Conley
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307489456
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The Pecking Order
A Bold New Look at How Family and Society Determine Who We Become
Written by Dalton Conley


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: February 25, 2009
Price: $13.99

The family is our haven, the place where we all start off on equal footing — or so we like to think. But if that’s the case, why do so many siblings often diverge widely in social status, wealth, and education? In this groundbreaking and meticulously researched book, acclaimed sociologist Dalton... Read more >
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Too Safe for Their Own Good
Too Safe for Their Own Good
Written by Michael Ungar
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781551992792
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Too Safe for Their Own Good
How Risk and Responsibility Help Teens Thrive
Written by Michael Ungar


Format: eBook0
On Sale: February 24, 2009
Price: $14.99

Canadian children are safer now than at any other time in history. So why are we so fearful for them? When they’re young, we drive them to playdates, fill up their time with organized activity, and cocoon them from every imaginable peril. We think we are doing what’s best for them... Read more >
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Against Love
Against Love
Written by Laura Kipnis
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307510747
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Against Love
A Polemic
Written by Laura Kipnis


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: January 16, 2009
Price: $13.99

Who would dream of being against love? No one.

Love is, as everyone knows, a mysterious and all-controlling force, with vast power over our thoughts and life decisions.

But is there something a bit worrisome about all this uniformity of opinion? Is this the one subject about which no disagreement will be entertained... Read more >
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