The Triumph of Love Over Experience: A Memoir of Remarriage

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After surviving divorce, Wendy Swallow had given up on love for good. A series of bad dates simply confirmed it—she did not need a man. She could be happy on her own. Then, when she wasn't looking, Charlie appeared. In a humorous, reflective voice, Swallow shares with us her honest, emotional journey of remarriage. Navigating the rubble of failed marriages-the blame, the embarrassment, the disrupted parenting—Wendy and Charlie aim to create a union unadulterated by the loss and pain of previous mistakes. But ...

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Overview

After surviving divorce, Wendy Swallow had given up on love for good. A series of bad dates simply confirmed it—she did not need a man. She could be happy on her own. Then, when she wasn't looking, Charlie appeared. In a humorous, reflective voice, Swallow shares with us her honest, emotional journey of remarriage. Navigating the rubble of failed marriages-the blame, the embarrassment, the disrupted parenting—Wendy and Charlie aim to create a union unadulterated by the loss and pain of previous mistakes. But reality is often different than intention, and Swallow's memoir is poignant and engaging, as she traces the pitfalls and triumphs of remarriage.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786868605
  • Publisher: Hyperion
  • Publication date: 6/16/2004
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,043,139
  • Product dimensions: 5.62 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.00 (d)

Meet the Author

A former staff writer for the Washington Post, Wendy Swallow is currently a journalism professor at American University. The author of Breaking Apart, she lives with her husband and their four sons in Washington, D.C.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2007

    Honest and well-written gives new husband a pass

    Both of Wendy Swallow's books about her personal life have been well-written, candid and often funny. From the tiny details, like the sadness of receiving candy she doesn't like as a gift from a family member who doesn't know her tastes, Swallow has a lot to be proud of. She writes with candor about herself, her sons, her new wife-in-law - but drops the ball on the new hubby. She tiptoes around him and quickly rationalizes his post-divorce decisions and his judgments as sound. Did he really need to move two hours from D.C. to get an M.B.A., leaving freshly - wounded kids in his wake?? And then spend weekend time with her - not them? Her careful treatment of him makes him the least appealing person depicted. Felt sorry for the 1st wife....who isn't portrayed very kindly.

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