The Triumphant Gay Revolution
Paperback ISBN: 0062692305
In the vein of Taylor Branch’s classic Parting of the Waters, Supreme Court lawyer and political pundit Linda Hirshman delivers the enthralling, groundbreaking story of the gay rights movement, revealing how a dedicated and resourceful minority changed America forever—now available in a limited Olive Edition. When the modern struggle for gay rights erupted in the summer of 1969, forty-nine states outlawed sex between people of the same gender. Four decades later, in 2011, New York legalized gay marriage and the armed services stopped enforcing Don't Ask, Don't Tell. Successful social movements are always extraordinary, but these advances seem like something of a miracle. Linda Hirshman recounts the long roads that led to these victories, detailing the remarkable and revolutionary story of the movement that has blurred rigid gender lines, altered the shared culture, and broadened our definitions of family. Written in vivid prose, at once emotional and erudite, Victory is an utterly vibrant work of reportage and eyewitness accounts and demonstrates how, in a matter of decades, a focused group of activists forged a classic campaign for cultural change that will serve as a model for all future political movements. “Remarkable for its emotional punch as for its historical insight.”—New York Times Book Review
What If God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy
Paperback ISBN: 0310242827
Considers that God's primary intent for marriage is not to promote happiness as much as it is to promote holiness, citing within marriage the potiential for enabling each partner to discover and reveal Christ's character. Reprint.
It's Okay to Laugh
Crying Is Cool Too
Paperback ISBN: 0062419382
Joining the ranks of Let’s Pretend This Never Happened and Carry On, Warrior, a fierce, hysterically funny memoir that reminds us that comedy equals tragedy plus time. Twentysomething Nora McInerny Purmort bounced from boyfriend to boyfriend and job to job. Then she met Aaron, a charismatic art director and her kindred spirit. They made mix tapes (and pancakes) into the wee hours of the morning. They finished each other's sentences. They just knew. When Aaron was diagnosed with a rare brain cancer, they refused to let it limit their love. They got engaged on Aaron's hospital bed and married after his first surgery. They had a baby when he was on chemo. They shared an amazing summer filled with happiness and laughter. A few months later, Aaron died in Nora's arms in another hospital bed. His wildly creative obituary, which they wrote together, touched the world. Now, Nora shares hysterical, moving, and painfully honest stories about her journey with Aaron. It's OK to Laugh explores universal themes of love, marriage, work, (single) motherhood, and depression through her refreshingly frank viewpoint. A love letter to life, in all of its messy glory, and what it's like to still be kickin', It's OK to Laugh is like a long chat with a close friend over a cup of coffee (or chardonnay).
Paperback ISBN: 1250075734
#1 New York Times Bestseller Oprah’s Book Club 2016 Selection "Riveting…a worthy investment…this book has real wisdom." —New York Times Book Review "A book with so much painful truth packed into its pages that every person who’s ever married or plans to marry should really give it a read." — Chicago Tribune "Provocative... I adore her honesty, her vulnerability, and her no-nonsense wisdom, and I know you will, too." — Oprah Winfrey “This memoir isn’t really about Glennon rebuilding her relationship with her husband; it is about Glennon rebuilding her relationship with herself. Utterly refreshing and... badass.
Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe
Paperback ISBN: 0679751645
Both highly praised and intensely controversial, this brilliant book produces dramatic evidence that at one time the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches not only sanctioned unions between partners of the same sex, but sanctified them--in ceremonies strikingly similar to heterosexual marriage ceremonies.
Hold Me Tight
Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love
Hardcover ISBN: 031611300x
Introduces the author's Emotionally Focused Therapy technique, explaining how to assist couples by treating their relationship as an love-based, attachment bond that can be healed through a reestablishment of safe emotional connections.
Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person
And Other Essaya
Hardcover ISBN: 099557362x
We are all desperate, of course, to marry the right person. But none of us ever quite does. Yet - as this darkly encouraging and witty essay proposes - we don't need perfection to be happy.
Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love
Hardcover ISBN: 1523504463
Happily Ever After is not by chance—it’s By Choice. John and Julie Gottman are cofounders of the Gottman Institute, bestselling authors, and award-winning researchers. Together, they have a deep understanding of what makes relationships work. Now, they bring that lifetime’s worth of knowledge, research, and wisdom to bear in Eight Dates, a program of how, why, and when to have eight basic conversations with your partner that can result in a lifetime of love. Eight Dates is written for any serious couple, and its dates are structured around the concepts of trust, dealing with conflict, sex and intimacy, having fun, work and money, children, and more. There are questionnaires, innovative exercises, real-life case studies, and skills to master. Because to make love truly last, each of you have to be involved and active.
It's Okay to Laugh
Crying Is Cool Too
Hardcover ISBN: 0062419374
A woman who strengthened her relationship with the love of her life after he was diagnosed with rare brain cancer--getting engaged to him on his hospital bed, marrying after his first surgery and having a baby while he was chemo--discusses her journey with him during this tough time. 75,000 first printing.
101 Things I Wish I Knew When I Got Married
Simple Lessons to Make Love Last
Paperback ISBN: 1577314247
Brimming with humor and insight, this guide to cutting down on the divorce rate introduces 101 techniques that can help individuals develop the strength and resources they need to make a marriage work. Original. 25,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo.