A peculiar newsworthy item, which I will write about with the understanding that this blog post is not aimed at any of my unmarried female friends, or divorced friends, or anybody at all. The topic, the culture around mate selection strategies, interests me.
This woman writer, who wasn’t on my radar before, but who I’ve probably heard on NPR, has a book out that advises single women who hit 30 to settle. Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough, by Lori Gottlieb.
More interestingly, she has a gruesome-funny blog article, quite catty, arguing against a rival author. This rival apparently contacted her saying, hey, we wrote similarly-themed books; take a look at mine; she said, no thanks; Rival Author wrote Slandarous Lies about her book on Rival Blog; and drama drama drama.
But there’s a hole in her thinking that I find disconcerting. (more…)