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Marry Smart

The Intelligent Woman's Guide to True Love

About The Book

Any woman who's dreamed of complementing her solo achievements with an equally rewarding partnership will find in Marry Smart the step-by-step instructions and practical tips for success. Expanding on the groundbreaking research from her first book, Why Smart Men Marry Smart Women, Dr. Christine B. Whelan offers practical tips for finding personal happiness, plus a marriage calculator that accurately predicts a woman's chances of marriage.

About The Author

Andrew Brucker

Christine B. Whelan is a New York-based author, journalist, and commentator. She holds both a master's and a doctorate from Oxford University, England. Dr.Whelan has been published in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, the New York Post, and The New York Times and has taught in the sociology and politics departments at Princeton University. She writes a biweekly relationship advice column for BustedHalo, an online young-adult magazine. Visit her on the Web at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (December 30, 2008)
  • Length: 288 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780743290401

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Raves and Reviews

"For as long as I can remember, single, professional women have been told that their chances of getting married were smaller than their chances of being hit by a bus. Christine Whelan has now shattered that myth once and for all." -- Heather Boushey, PhD, economist, Center for Economic and Policy Research

"A compelling case against the widespread belief that educated women risk lonely, impoverished lives." -- Viviana A. Zelizer, Princeton University, author of The Purchase of Intimacy

"A new way for women to blend their accomplishments in the work world with romance, marriage, and motherhood." -- Susan Shapiro Barash, author of Tripping the Prom Queen: The Truth About Women and Rivalry

"Reassuring news for all those smart, successful women." -- Good Morning America

"Extensively researched." -- Elle magazine

"In your face, Maureen Dowd." -- Metro New York

"Whelan serves up an overdue reappraisal of the facts." -- New York Post

"Perhaps Dr. Whelan's next project should be to start a matchmaking agency for SWANS® and the men who love them. [Then]...her work will deserve to bypass the Pulitzer committee and be up for a Nobel." -- The Washington Times

"Whelan offers encouragement to everyone in her demographic.... This book contributes to the cultural conversation about marriage by countering outdated stereotypes about male-female relations." -- The Washington Post

"An absolutely excellent book...essential reading for women in their twenties and thirties who need that extra boost that, yes, they did the best thing for themselves and they will be rewarded with the best guys possible, who will treat them like the queens that they are." -- Blogger News Network

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