Married: A Fine Predicament

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We live in a world where the concept of marriage is an unfashionable one. Where individuals protest their independence, their inability to commit or their lack of faith in the institution, against a culture of bestsellers, films, television series and magazines all obsessed with the finding, and keeping, of a mate. With clarity Anne Roiphe gives us an unfettered view of an institution which continues to play an important role in all our lives. In doing so she offers an elegant defence of married life from the perspective of a wife and mother who has survived the fifties, the sexual revolution and the woman's movement. Drawing on personal anecdote, history, literature and popular culture, "Married" is a moving tribute not only to what marriage asks of us, but also to what it gives us.

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Anne Roiphe is the best-selling author of several books. Her articles and reviews have appeared in Vogue, Redbook, Glamour, Working Woman and Family Circle. She lives in New York City.

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These two new memoirs consider the vagaries of marriage. Roiphe, whose numerous fiction and nonfiction works often treat women's and family issues, here picks up that theme by analyzing formal marriage from a variety of perspectives. Thorough and readable in her presentation, she considers all the arguments, dangers, objections, and benefits. In the end, although she does not want to "condemn anyone or legislate anything," she concludes, "We need...a hand in our hand. That is the justification for marriage." Marriage, she argues eloquently, can survive the initial romantic dreams, financial and midlife crises, boredom, everyday noises in the bathroom, and sudden appearance of children. Anderson relates her own experience repairing a marriage that was falling apart. When her husband announced a job move, she declined to follow and instead spent a year in semi-isolation, an experience she recorded in her memoir A Year by the Sea. The present title follows up that year. Her husband decides to retire, join her by the sea, and remake his own life. Although this work lacks the detail of Roiphe's book, it is a popular, readable account of a couple resettling for each other. Discussion questions for readers' groups are included in the back. Public libraries will want to consider both titles for their collections. [Anderson's book was previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 11/1/01.] Nancy P. Shires, East Carolina Univ., Greenville, N.
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