OVERRIDE

The Get-Your-Man-to-Marry-You Plan

Buying the Cow in the Age of Free Milk

St. Martin's Griffin

What's a gal to do when her man's giving her everything she wants except a ring? This irreverent guide will help the marriage-ready woman evaluate the severity of her not-so-ready man's excuses for delaying marriage and sharpen her abilities to dismantle them. With a funny but firm hand, Lori Uscher-Pines, who herself maneuvered for a ring from her now-husband, offers the reader serious tips for securing a marriage proposal from the excuse-ridden, free-milk-gulping man she loves.

Buying the Cow in the Age of Free Milk includes:

*How to know if it's really time to push for a ring

*The difference between me excuses, you excuses and institution of marriage excuses

*The "severity" scale of common male excuses, and the associated tactics for changing his mind

*Behavior fouls not to make on the quest for a proposal

Pushing for a proposal is about female empowerment, and this must-have guide will help the reader take control of her personal life without giving up the romantic, "then-he-got-down-on-one-knee" moment she's always imagined. 

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Chapter One
How This Cow Sold Herself Why buy the cow when you canget the milk for free? —MY MOTHER (AND EVERYONE ELSE’S) Marriage can be wonderful. It is a historic, sacred institution that provides security, respectability, tax breaks, and regular nookie. Every culture from Africa to Antarctica embraces it. It means always having a date for Valentine’s Day other than Ben and Jerry. It is proof of your commitment, a public statement that you love and are loved in return. Hey, dozens of animals (for example, beavers, bald eagles . . . even pigeons in the park)
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Praise for The Get-Your-Man-to-Marry-You Plan

“More practical (and fun) than clubbing him over the head and dragging him back to your lair. A modern approach to an old-fashioned concept. Buying the Cow in the Age of Free Milk is perfect for when you're ready to hook up for good...and he's not.” --Andrea Lavinthal & Jessica Rozler, authors of The Hook Up Handbook: The Single Girl’s Guide to Living it Up

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • LORI USCHER-PINES holds a Ph.D. in public health from Johns Hopkins University. She lives in suburban Philadelphia with her husband who never regrets her (whoops, his) decision to get married.

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