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This is what both the real news and the fake news has to say so far about How to Be Married:

“Couples will love this moving, funny chronicle about improving the state of our unions.” —People

“Part poignant memoir, part enlightening anthropological study, and part entertaining travel journal, the book divulges some surprising discoveries about love, longterm relationships, and our own societal beliefs.” —Vogue

“Piazza sought out guidance from every walk of life — matrilineal tribeswomen, French women, Swedish stay-at-home dads and polygamous warriors — and has created a pitch-perfect guide for newlyweds. Read it and your spouse will thank you!” —US Weekly

“[A] revealing true-life study of love and wanderlust.” — Cosmopolitan

“Unique and unexpected advice can be found in [this] hilarious and hard hitting new book.” —Psychology Today

“[A] thoughtful, touching, and hilarious look at what people can learn from each other about love and marriage if they just ask.” —Cosmo.com

“Newlyweds and couples looking to jump-start a foundering relationship will find Piazza’s analysis of marriage useful, amusing, and engaging.” —Kirkus

“A modern book for a modern woman, written with verve and an excellent sense of humor… [W]e need a feminist book about marriage right now.” –Elle.com

“Journalist Jo Piazza travels the world to discover what the first year of marriage is truly about and how to survive it.” —PopSugar, from their Best 2017 Spring Books For Women roundup

“The World’s Best Advice for a Happy Marriage.” —Real Simple

“A perfect mix of travel memoir, anthropological research, and personal journey… [A] terrific read for anyone pondering any kind of relationship — whether long-term or fleeting, whether newly engaged, newlyweds, or lifers.” —Fathom

“Best marriage advice ever compiled from around the world.” —Daily Mail

“Hilarious and thought-provoking.” —Girlboss.com

“[A]n insightful must-read that covers sex, compromise, communication and everything in between.” —The Zoe Report

“[F]illed with unbelievable stories of love, along with hilarious ways people see marriage across the world.” —Bravotv.com

“This Is the Relationship Novel Every Modern Woman Needs to Read.” —PureWow.com

I Started Acting Like My Husband’s Mistress—Here’s What Happened —Women’s Health

8 Tips to Help You Thrive in Your First Year of MarriageTime

Author is letting her exes ask questions during book readingNY Post Page Six

How technology is disrupting an Indian state where women control the moneyYahoo Finance

I Bought My Husband an Engagement RingMan Repeller

Three local writers with new books on the complications of coupling.San Francisco Magazine

Nuptial in a nutshell: “When you go out to dinner, put down your goddamn phone and don’t talk about…work or the laundry or the broken toilet. Would a man talk about a broken toilet with his mistress?”

26 Brilliant Books You Should Read This Spring Pop Sugar

How Polygamy, Role-Playing, and Less Sex Can Improve Your MarriageNew York Magazine

How to Get an Authentic Experience Every Time You Travel —Bloomberg

“Whether she’s finding hygge in Denmark or climbing Kilimanjaro, Piazza writes with candid honesty, wit, and humor. This quick-paced and relatable book will be immensely helpful for longtime and newly married people alike.” —Booklist

Kirkus Reviews

To smooth their own “wet cement,” Piazza and her husband traveled around the globe for work and pleasure, and she interviewed women from all walks of life about their secrets to a successful marriage. The answers were useful, humorous, seductive, and often far more intricate than she imagined. Among dozens of other pieces of advice, her interview subjects suggested to create a comfortable home, wear sexy lingerie (paid for by the man) on a daily basis, take care of yourself first, discuss most subjects but keep some things hidden, and, contrary to conventional wisdom, allow yourself to go to bed angry. Piazza blends the life stories of these interviewees with her own struggles during those first 12 months of matrimony.

Newlyweds and couples looking to jump-start a foundering relationship will find Piazza’s analysis of marriage useful, amusing, and engaging.