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  • By: Ada Calhoun
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  • Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give

By: Ada Calhoun
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Summary

Inspired by her wildly popular New York Times essay "The Wedding Toast I'll Never Give", Ada Calhoun provides a funny (but not flip), smart (but not smug) take on the institution of marriage. Weaving intimate moments from her own married life with frank insight from experts, clergy, and friends, she upends expectations of total marital bliss to present a realistic - but ultimately optimistic - portrait of what marriage is really like. There will be fights, there will be existential angst, there may even be affairs; sometimes you'll look at the person you love and feel nothing but rage. Despite it all, Calhoun contends, staying married is easy: Just don't get divorced.

Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give offers bracing straight talk to the newly married and honors those who have weathered the storm. This exploration of modern marriage is at once wise and entertaining, a work of unexpected candor and literary grace.

©2017 Ada Calhoun (P)2017 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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Very honest

This is a great, honest reflection on the realities of marriage. A lot of it will strike a chord and bring a wry smile, but a lot of good advice too.

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Relatable Reflection on Montgomery Commitment

Ada Calhoun's 'Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give' is a heartfelt exploration of the realities of marriage that I found both enjoyable and relatable. As someone in a long-term relationship, many of the stories and experiences shared resonated deeply with me. Calhoun's honesty create a candid picture of the ups and downs that come with commitment, making the book a rewarding read for anyone with a decade or more of partnership under their belt.

However, I would recommend this book for traditional reading rather than as an audiobook if you have opportunity for it. The personal and nuanced nature of the stories may be better absorbed through the written word, allowing the reader to pause, reflect, and even reread passages as needed. Overall, 'Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give' is a thought-provoking memoir that offers a realistic, often unspoken perspective on long-term relationships.

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Humorous very perceptive

I love that the author narrated her own book. Although I am not married I have been living with my partner for almost 20 years and relate very strongly to this book. We too have had our ups and downs, yet are still together. A book for anyone interested in relationships.

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