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The Three Marriages: Reimagining Work, Self and Relationship [NOOK Book]

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A radical, "crystalline" (Elle) approach to integrating our work, relationships, and inner selves from the bestselling author, poet, and speaker.

The author of Crossing the Unknown Sea and The Heart Aroused encourages readers to reimagine how they inhabit the worlds of love, work, and self-understanding. Whyte suggests that separating these "marriages" in order to balance them is to destroy the fabric of happiness itself. Drawing from his own...
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Overview

A radical, "crystalline" (Elle) approach to integrating our work, relationships, and inner selves from the bestselling author, poet, and speaker.

The author of Crossing the Unknown Sea and The Heart Aroused encourages readers to reimagine how they inhabit the worlds of love, work, and self-understanding. Whyte suggests that separating these "marriages" in order to balance them is to destroy the fabric of happiness itself. Drawing from his own struggles and the lives of some of the world's great writers and artists-from Dante to Jane Austen to Robert Louis Stevenson-Whyte explores the ways these core commitments are connected. Only by understanding the journey involved in each of the three marriages and the stages of their maturation, he says, can we understand how to bring them together in one fulfilled life.




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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101015452
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 1/22/2009
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 346,115
  • File size: 301 KB

Meet the Author

Poet David Whyte grew up among the hills and valleys of Yorkshire, England. The author of four books of poetry, he is one of the few poets to take his perspectives on creativity into the field of organizational development, where he works with many American and international companies. He holds a degree in Marine Zoology, and has traveled extensively, including working as a naturalist guide and leading anthropological and natural history expeditions. He brings this wealth of experiences to his poetry, lectures and workshops.


In organizational settings, using poetry and thoughtful commentary, he illustrates how we can foster qualities of courage and engagement; qualities needed if we are to respond to today’s call for increased creativity and adaptability in the workplace. He brings a unique and important contribution to our understanding of the nature of individual and organizational change.

In addition to his four volumes of poetry, David Whyte is the author of The Heart Aroused: Poetry and the Preservation of the Soul in Corporate America, published by Doubleday/Currency, an audio cassette lecture series, and an album of poetry and music. His new book of prose, "Crossing the Unknown Sea: Work as Pilgrimage of Identity" was published in hardcover by Riverhead Books in March, 2001, and is coming out in paperback in April, 2002. He lives with his family in the Pacific Northwest.



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Table of Contents

Out of Nowhere 1

The Premise 9

Bk. 1 The Three Marriages: Work, Self and Other

Ch. 1 Some Definitions 17

The First Marriage: The One We Usually Mean 17

Work: The Second Marriage 23

Self: The Third Marriage 30

Bk. 2 Love's First Glimpse: Looking for a Mate, a Job, a Life

Ch. 2 The Classic Case: Love's First Glimpse of Love Itself 39

Ch. 3 Vows Made for Me: Falling in Love with a Work 51

Ch. 4 The Doorless Door: Youth's First Glimpse of the Self 76

Bk. 3 The Joy of Pursuit: What We Think We Are Worthy of in This World

Ch. 5 The Pursuit of the First Marriage: The Classic Case Again: Early Stage 95

Ch. 6 Opening a Tidal Gate: The Pursuit of a Work Through Difficulty, Doubt and Distraction 110

Ch. 7 Searching for a Self: The Pursuit That Is Not a Pursuit 140

Bk. 4 Engagement: The Dramas and Disappointments Immediately Prior to Marriage

Ch. 8 Have Nothing, Dare Everything 173

Ch. 9 Jane Austen: Despite All 194

Ch. 10 Alone in the Struggle: Turning to Face the World 214

Bk. 5 Living Together: The Art of Marriage

Ch. 11 The Art of Marriage: The Disappearance, Reappearance and Dissolution of the Self 241

Ch. 12 A Sweet Prison: Living with the Work We've Chosen 269

Ch. 13 Living with the Self: Divorce, Forgiveness and Remarriage 289

Ch. 14 Not a Question of Balance: A Marriage of Marriages 313

Acknowledgments 325

Bibliography 327

Index 331

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2010

    Journeys of Discovery for those as Life Crossroads

    I have heard David Whyte speak at several professional meetings and found him inspiring. I can hear his voice in this book that walks the reader through the lives, hearts and minds of not only David, but other authors and spiritual leaders. This insightful book rings true for all people, and is wonderful and wise read for meditation as it takes the reader through the marriages in life. I found particularly meaningful the marriage to self dialogue. I didn't want to finish it and have given it as a gift to colleagues and friends. If you want to explore the self and the world, you will enjoy this book.

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    I've been a fan of David Whyte for quite a while now, since at l

    I've been a fan of David Whyte for quite a while now, since at least the late '90's when I really began to look at my place in the world and how I belonged (or didn't). A "corporate poet", he uses poetry, both his and others, to show how we should approach life, being bold and vulnerable, willing to fall and get hurt in order to grow.

    In THE THREE MARRIAGES, he follows several poets, writers, and historical figures through their lives to show how they tackled life in regards to a work or vocation, relationships with friends and specifically a husband or wife, and the most intimate marriage of all, the one with ourselves. Instead of finding balance between the three, finding an equilibrium that keeps them separate, he suggests that they feed each other, blending to create a full, satisfying life, and that to diminish one for the sake of another actually diminishes both or all three.

    I read the hardcover when it first came out, and found it a bit obtuse and hard to fathom. The audio book I found much easier to absorb, a chapter here and there read in Whyte's slight Welsh accent much clearer to understand what he is trying to say. There is very little poetry in this book, but plenty of philosophy and material to contemplate and consider, including more than a little Zen, but no matter your religious tradition this is a great book for trying to come to terms with how full your life can be if you pay attention to all aspects, and keep the conversation between the three marriages flowing and involved.

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