The Family Action Network presents ELI J. FINKEL, a professor of psychology and of management and organizations at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, discussing his new book, The All-or-Nothing Marriage, with long-time Chicago Tribune reporter and columnist Heidi Stevens on Thursday, September 28th at 7 PM at North Shore Country Day School, 310 Green Bay Road in Winnetka, Il. This event is free and open to the public.
Heidi Stevens writes the "Balancing Act" column for the Chicago Tribune, where she has worked since 1998. Before covering lifestyles, she was an editor in the Tribune’s entertainment department. She is a mom of three who believes Dr. Seuss is one of our nation’s all-time greatest fiction writers.
Praise for The All-or-Nothing Marriage:
"An engaging, perceptive exploration of a modern paradox. We need marriage less than ever for practical survival and social success, but we demand more satisfaction and meaning from it than ever. The higher we climb in our emotional expectations, Finkel argues, the more oxygen we need to pump into our relationships."
--Stephanie Coontz, author, Marriage a History: How Love Conquered Marriage
"Marriages are like rapids-filled rivers, sweeping us along toward desired destinations, both emotional and practical, while imperiling the journey with unseen rocks of ruin. With an account that is impressive in scholarship and erudition, Eli Finkel has provided a much needed chart for understanding and navigating the waters."
--Robert B. Cialdini, New York Times bestselling author of Influence and Pre-Suasion
"Eli Finkel's All-or-Nothing Marriage is an excellent, accessible guide to today's high-investment, high-reward marriages."
--Andrew Cherlin, Prof. of Sociology, Director, Program on Social Policy, Johns Hopkins University
"No one knows more about the science of relationships than Eli Finkel. This book is bound to spark a conversation. A must-read for anyone interested in building or maintaining a strong marriage."
--Jonah Berger, Wharton professor and bestselling author of Contagious and Invisible Influence
"What a wonderful book by Eli Finkel. He's a natural writer--with an original and scientific view of marriage today and tomorrow. In short, marriage is evolving from a pragmatic survival strategy, to a romantic companionship, to a personal-growth adventure. And our best marriages today are better than anything of the past. It's optimistic, sensible and engaging. And Finkel adds fascinating historical and cross-cultural facts and some highly useful tips on how to travel the bumpy road to happy coupledom. You'll like it....and use it."
--Dr. Helen Fisher, author of Anatomy of Love and Why We Love
"In his deeply insightful and beautifully written book on the paradox of modern marriage, Eli Finkel shines the bright light of science on the most important, rewarding, and vexing of all human relationships."
--Daniel Gilbert, Harvard University Edgar Pierce professor of psychology
"After years of debate and inquiry, the key to a great marriage remained shrouded in mystery. Until now..."--Carol Dweck, author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success