Lori Gottlieb planned to hold out on marriage until she found Mr. Right. But as she reached age 40 and found the pool of eligible men get increasingly narrow, Gottlieb wondered if she should reevaluate her criteria for a suitable partner. Instead of looking for her “type,” she considered looking foremost for a man who would be a good husband and father. In researching her book, Gottlieb consulted behavioral and social researchers, the clergy, and couples therapists, and decided that instead of trying to find the elusive Prince Charming, she should look for Mr. Good Enough. Gottlieb joins Larry Mantle to present her case.
Lori Gottlieb, author of Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough (Dutton Adult). Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Time, and Slate, and she is a frequent contributor to NPR's All Things Considered.