If You're in My Office, It's Already Too Late: A Divorce Lawyer's Guide to Staying Together

If You're in My Office, It's Already Too Late: A Divorce Lawyer's Guide to Staying Together

Hard-hitting divorce lawyer James Sexton shares his insights and wisdom from the front lines of divorce to keep you out of his office and improve your relationship. If You're in My Office, It's Already Too Late. James Sexton knows this. After dealing with more than a thousand clients whose marriages have dissolved over everything from an ill-advised threesome with the nanny Hard-hitting divorce lawyer James Sexton shares his insights and wisdom from the front lines of divorce to keep you o...

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Title:If You're in My Office, It's Already Too Late: A Divorce Lawyer's Guide to Staying Together
Author:James J. Sexton
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1250130778
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

If You're in My Office, It's Already Too Late: A Divorce Lawyer's Guide to Staying Together Reviews

  • Danielle
    May 03, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

    This is a how-not-to book, not a how-to. I liked his frank tone, common sense reminders, and juicy stories of bad behavior ;) ...

  • Ian
    Jun 06, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

    This is a how-not-to book, not a how-to. I liked his frank tone, common sense reminders, and juicy stories of bad behavior ;) ...

    I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I liked that this book had a very different perspective than most marriage advice books. The stories were funny and there was some interesting advice. ...

    4.5 stars. Being a pragmatic person (for the most part) I found this book insightful and helpful, especially if you are invested in your relationship and as James poses make it thrive: "... marriage is a living thing, an organism. It survives when we repeat roughly the same conditi...

    A couple interesting points and potentially useful relationship building techniques. A bit depressing view into marriage itself in america though, albeit honest. I need a romance novel chaser now lol. Would recommend to anyone considering divorce though for sure, for the perspective al...

    Finally someone who speaks my language. "The romance in the movie the Titanic is bullshit. I feel the same way about Romeo and Juliet and other such tragic love stories. At least one of the parties dies before they get to see and live for a while with the yet unexpressed more annoyin...

    very piratical advice with a lot of interesting stories. ...

    Entertaining, how not to... ...

    This book is more of a what not to do. The author is divorced himself and has a very ?divorce is usually the answer? approach to relationships. But this book is very entertaining and the stories of his various clients are a fun addition. I don?t personally see this book as a self...

    this book is a must read for anyone considering marriage, about to get married or even already married. the cases he shares offer brevity and a reality check to where you might be in your relationship. many chapters offer stories and anecdotes involving Parenthood. I myself am not a pa...

    I was going back and forth between 2 stars or 3 stars. I'll give it three because it wasn't a bad book, it just wasn't what I expected. After hearing the author interviewed on NPR, I expected the book to be full of anecdotes showcasing what not to do in marriage. While there were sever...

    I heard this author interviewed on NPR and was so intrigued that I bought the book. It is not written from a Christian perspective and is filled with rough language but the book makes some great points and asks some questions that I have never considered. For instance, the author calls...

    Came for the gratuitous divorce stories and was not disappointed. As for the marriage advice, it pretty much is common sense: don?t be an asshole, pay attention, have empathy. But a fun, interesting read all the same. ...

    I thought there would be more stories and examples to enjoy. Ended up skimming through most of the book. ...

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  • vaderbird
    Apr 25, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

    This is a how-not-to book, not a how-to. I liked his frank tone, common sense reminders, and juicy stories of bad behavior ;) ...

    I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I liked that this book had a very different perspective than most marriage advice books. The stories were funny and there was some interesting advice. ...

    4.5 stars. Being a pragmatic person (for the most part) I found this book insightful and helpful, especially if you are invested in your relationship and as James poses make it thrive: "... marriage is a living thing, an organism. It survives when we repeat roughly the same conditi...

    A couple interesting points and potentially useful relationship building techniques. A bit depressing view into marriage itself in america though, albeit honest. I need a romance novel chaser now lol. Would recommend to anyone considering divorce though for sure, for the perspective al...

    Finally someone who speaks my language. "The romance in the movie the Titanic is bullshit. I feel the same way about Romeo and Juliet and other such tragic love stories. At least one of the parties dies before they get to see and live for a while with the yet unexpressed more annoyin...

    very piratical advice with a lot of interesting stories. ...

    Entertaining, how not to... ...

    This book is more of a what not to do. The author is divorced himself and has a very ?divorce is usually the answer? approach to relationships. But this book is very entertaining and the stories of his various clients are a fun addition. I don?t personally see this book as a self...

    this book is a must read for anyone considering marriage, about to get married or even already married. the cases he shares offer brevity and a reality check to where you might be in your relationship. many chapters offer stories and anecdotes involving Parenthood. I myself am not a pa...

    I was going back and forth between 2 stars or 3 stars. I'll give it three because it wasn't a bad book, it just wasn't what I expected. After hearing the author interviewed on NPR, I expected the book to be full of anecdotes showcasing what not to do in marriage. While there were sever...

    I heard this author interviewed on NPR and was so intrigued that I bought the book. It is not written from a Christian perspective and is filled with rough language but the book makes some great points and asks some questions that I have never considered. For instance, the author calls...

    Came for the gratuitous divorce stories and was not disappointed. As for the marriage advice, it pretty much is common sense: don?t be an asshole, pay attention, have empathy. But a fun, interesting read all the same. ...

    I thought there would be more stories and examples to enjoy. Ended up skimming through most of the book. ...

  • MaryBeth
    May 06, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

    This is a how-not-to book, not a how-to. I liked his frank tone, common sense reminders, and juicy stories of bad behavior ;) ...

    I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I liked that this book had a very different perspective than most marriage advice books. The stories were funny and there was some interesting advice. ...

    4.5 stars. Being a pragmatic person (for the most part) I found this book insightful and helpful, especially if you are invested in your relationship and as James poses make it thrive: "... marriage is a living thing, an organism. It survives when we repeat roughly the same conditi...

    A couple interesting points and potentially useful relationship building techniques. A bit depressing view into marriage itself in america though, albeit honest. I need a romance novel chaser now lol. Would recommend to anyone considering divorce though for sure, for the perspective al...

    Finally someone who speaks my language. "The romance in the movie the Titanic is bullshit. I feel the same way about Romeo and Juliet and other such tragic love stories. At least one of the parties dies before they get to see and live for a while with the yet unexpressed more annoyin...

    very piratical advice with a lot of interesting stories. ...

    Entertaining, how not to... ...

    This book is more of a what not to do. The author is divorced himself and has a very ?divorce is usually the answer? approach to relationships. But this book is very entertaining and the stories of his various clients are a fun addition. I don?t personally see this book as a self...

    this book is a must read for anyone considering marriage, about to get married or even already married. the cases he shares offer brevity and a reality check to where you might be in your relationship. many chapters offer stories and anecdotes involving Parenthood. I myself am not a pa...

    I was going back and forth between 2 stars or 3 stars. I'll give it three because it wasn't a bad book, it just wasn't what I expected. After hearing the author interviewed on NPR, I expected the book to be full of anecdotes showcasing what not to do in marriage. While there were sever...

    I heard this author interviewed on NPR and was so intrigued that I bought the book. It is not written from a Christian perspective and is filled with rough language but the book makes some great points and asks some questions that I have never considered. For instance, the author calls...

    Came for the gratuitous divorce stories and was not disappointed. As for the marriage advice, it pretty much is common sense: don?t be an asshole, pay attention, have empathy. But a fun, interesting read all the same. ...

    I thought there would be more stories and examples to enjoy. Ended up skimming through most of the book. ...

    Amusing, in the way schadenfraude is amusing. ...

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  • Serena
    Feb 26, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

    This is a how-not-to book, not a how-to. I liked his frank tone, common sense reminders, and juicy stories of bad behavior ;) ...

    I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I liked that this book had a very different perspective than most marriage advice books. The stories were funny and there was some interesting advice. ...

    4.5 stars. Being a pragmatic person (for the most part) I found this book insightful and helpful, especially if you are invested in your relationship and as James poses make it thrive: "... marriage is a living thing, an organism. It survives when we repeat roughly the same conditi...

    A couple interesting points and potentially useful relationship building techniques. A bit depressing view into marriage itself in america though, albeit honest. I need a romance novel chaser now lol. Would recommend to anyone considering divorce though for sure, for the perspective al...

    Finally someone who speaks my language. "The romance in the movie the Titanic is bullshit. I feel the same way about Romeo and Juliet and other such tragic love stories. At least one of the parties dies before they get to see and live for a while with the yet unexpressed more annoyin...

    very piratical advice with a lot of interesting stories. ...

    Entertaining, how not to... ...

    This book is more of a what not to do. The author is divorced himself and has a very ?divorce is usually the answer? approach to relationships. But this book is very entertaining and the stories of his various clients are a fun addition. I don?t personally see this book as a self...

    this book is a must read for anyone considering marriage, about to get married or even already married. the cases he shares offer brevity and a reality check to where you might be in your relationship. many chapters offer stories and anecdotes involving Parenthood. I myself am not a pa...

    I was going back and forth between 2 stars or 3 stars. I'll give it three because it wasn't a bad book, it just wasn't what I expected. After hearing the author interviewed on NPR, I expected the book to be full of anecdotes showcasing what not to do in marriage. While there were sever...

    I heard this author interviewed on NPR and was so intrigued that I bought the book. It is not written from a Christian perspective and is filled with rough language but the book makes some great points and asks some questions that I have never considered. For instance, the author calls...

    Came for the gratuitous divorce stories and was not disappointed. As for the marriage advice, it pretty much is common sense: don?t be an asshole, pay attention, have empathy. But a fun, interesting read all the same. ...

    I thought there would be more stories and examples to enjoy. Ended up skimming through most of the book. ...

    Amusing, in the way schadenfraude is amusing. ...

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  • Carin
    Apr 07, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

  • Ashlie
    May 11, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

    This is a how-not-to book, not a how-to. I liked his frank tone, common sense reminders, and juicy stories of bad behavior ;) ...

    I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I liked that this book had a very different perspective than most marriage advice books. The stories were funny and there was some interesting advice. ...

    4.5 stars. Being a pragmatic person (for the most part) I found this book insightful and helpful, especially if you are invested in your relationship and as James poses make it thrive: "... marriage is a living thing, an organism. It survives when we repeat roughly the same conditi...

    A couple interesting points and potentially useful relationship building techniques. A bit depressing view into marriage itself in america though, albeit honest. I need a romance novel chaser now lol. Would recommend to anyone considering divorce though for sure, for the perspective al...

  • Wen Wen
    May 12, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

    This is a how-not-to book, not a how-to. I liked his frank tone, common sense reminders, and juicy stories of bad behavior ;) ...

    I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I liked that this book had a very different perspective than most marriage advice books. The stories were funny and there was some interesting advice. ...

    4.5 stars. Being a pragmatic person (for the most part) I found this book insightful and helpful, especially if you are invested in your relationship and as James poses make it thrive: "... marriage is a living thing, an organism. It survives when we repeat roughly the same conditi...

    A couple interesting points and potentially useful relationship building techniques. A bit depressing view into marriage itself in america though, albeit honest. I need a romance novel chaser now lol. Would recommend to anyone considering divorce though for sure, for the perspective al...

    Finally someone who speaks my language. "The romance in the movie the Titanic is bullshit. I feel the same way about Romeo and Juliet and other such tragic love stories. At least one of the parties dies before they get to see and live for a while with the yet unexpressed more annoyin...

    very piratical advice with a lot of interesting stories. ...

    Entertaining, how not to... ...

    This book is more of a what not to do. The author is divorced himself and has a very ?divorce is usually the answer? approach to relationships. But this book is very entertaining and the stories of his various clients are a fun addition. I don?t personally see this book as a self...

    this book is a must read for anyone considering marriage, about to get married or even already married. the cases he shares offer brevity and a reality check to where you might be in your relationship. many chapters offer stories and anecdotes involving Parenthood. I myself am not a pa...

    I was going back and forth between 2 stars or 3 stars. I'll give it three because it wasn't a bad book, it just wasn't what I expected. After hearing the author interviewed on NPR, I expected the book to be full of anecdotes showcasing what not to do in marriage. While there were sever...

    I heard this author interviewed on NPR and was so intrigued that I bought the book. It is not written from a Christian perspective and is filled with rough language but the book makes some great points and asks some questions that I have never considered. For instance, the author calls...

    Came for the gratuitous divorce stories and was not disappointed. As for the marriage advice, it pretty much is common sense: don?t be an asshole, pay attention, have empathy. But a fun, interesting read all the same. ...

    I thought there would be more stories and examples to enjoy. Ended up skimming through most of the book. ...

    Amusing, in the way schadenfraude is amusing. ...

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  • Karissa
    May 12, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

    This is a how-not-to book, not a how-to. I liked his frank tone, common sense reminders, and juicy stories of bad behavior ;) ...

    I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I liked that this book had a very different perspective than most marriage advice books. The stories were funny and there was some interesting advice. ...

    4.5 stars. Being a pragmatic person (for the most part) I found this book insightful and helpful, especially if you are invested in your relationship and as James poses make it thrive: "... marriage is a living thing, an organism. It survives when we repeat roughly the same conditi...

    A couple interesting points and potentially useful relationship building techniques. A bit depressing view into marriage itself in america though, albeit honest. I need a romance novel chaser now lol. Would recommend to anyone considering divorce though for sure, for the perspective al...

    Finally someone who speaks my language. "The romance in the movie the Titanic is bullshit. I feel the same way about Romeo and Juliet and other such tragic love stories. At least one of the parties dies before they get to see and live for a while with the yet unexpressed more annoyin...

    very piratical advice with a lot of interesting stories. ...

    Entertaining, how not to... ...

    This book is more of a what not to do. The author is divorced himself and has a very ?divorce is usually the answer? approach to relationships. But this book is very entertaining and the stories of his various clients are a fun addition. I don?t personally see this book as a self...

    this book is a must read for anyone considering marriage, about to get married or even already married. the cases he shares offer brevity and a reality check to where you might be in your relationship. many chapters offer stories and anecdotes involving Parenthood. I myself am not a pa...

    I was going back and forth between 2 stars or 3 stars. I'll give it three because it wasn't a bad book, it just wasn't what I expected. After hearing the author interviewed on NPR, I expected the book to be full of anecdotes showcasing what not to do in marriage. While there were sever...

    I heard this author interviewed on NPR and was so intrigued that I bought the book. It is not written from a Christian perspective and is filled with rough language but the book makes some great points and asks some questions that I have never considered. For instance, the author calls...

    Came for the gratuitous divorce stories and was not disappointed. As for the marriage advice, it pretty much is common sense: don?t be an asshole, pay attention, have empathy. But a fun, interesting read all the same. ...

    I thought there would be more stories and examples to enjoy. Ended up skimming through most of the book. ...

    Amusing, in the way schadenfraude is amusing. ...

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  • Amanda
    Mar 21, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

    This is a how-not-to book, not a how-to. I liked his frank tone, common sense reminders, and juicy stories of bad behavior ;) ...

    I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I liked that this book had a very different perspective than most marriage advice books. The stories were funny and there was some interesting advice. ...

  • Diana Thayer
    Apr 16, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

    This is a how-not-to book, not a how-to. I liked his frank tone, common sense reminders, and juicy stories of bad behavior ;) ...

    I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I liked that this book had a very different perspective than most marriage advice books. The stories were funny and there was some interesting advice. ...

    4.5 stars. Being a pragmatic person (for the most part) I found this book insightful and helpful, especially if you are invested in your relationship and as James poses make it thrive: "... marriage is a living thing, an organism. It survives when we repeat roughly the same conditi...

    A couple interesting points and potentially useful relationship building techniques. A bit depressing view into marriage itself in america though, albeit honest. I need a romance novel chaser now lol. Would recommend to anyone considering divorce though for sure, for the perspective al...

    Finally someone who speaks my language. "The romance in the movie the Titanic is bullshit. I feel the same way about Romeo and Juliet and other such tragic love stories. At least one of the parties dies before they get to see and live for a while with the yet unexpressed more annoyin...

    very piratical advice with a lot of interesting stories. ...

    Entertaining, how not to... ...

    This book is more of a what not to do. The author is divorced himself and has a very ?divorce is usually the answer? approach to relationships. But this book is very entertaining and the stories of his various clients are a fun addition. I don?t personally see this book as a self...

    this book is a must read for anyone considering marriage, about to get married or even already married. the cases he shares offer brevity and a reality check to where you might be in your relationship. many chapters offer stories and anecdotes involving Parenthood. I myself am not a pa...

    I was going back and forth between 2 stars or 3 stars. I'll give it three because it wasn't a bad book, it just wasn't what I expected. After hearing the author interviewed on NPR, I expected the book to be full of anecdotes showcasing what not to do in marriage. While there were sever...

    I heard this author interviewed on NPR and was so intrigued that I bought the book. It is not written from a Christian perspective and is filled with rough language but the book makes some great points and asks some questions that I have never considered. For instance, the author calls...

    Came for the gratuitous divorce stories and was not disappointed. As for the marriage advice, it pretty much is common sense: don?t be an asshole, pay attention, have empathy. But a fun, interesting read all the same. ...

    I thought there would be more stories and examples to enjoy. Ended up skimming through most of the book. ...

    Amusing, in the way schadenfraude is amusing. ...

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  • Janelle
    Mar 03, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

  • Mo Shah
    Jun 20, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

    This is a how-not-to book, not a how-to. I liked his frank tone, common sense reminders, and juicy stories of bad behavior ;) ...

    I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I liked that this book had a very different perspective than most marriage advice books. The stories were funny and there was some interesting advice. ...

    4.5 stars. Being a pragmatic person (for the most part) I found this book insightful and helpful, especially if you are invested in your relationship and as James poses make it thrive: "... marriage is a living thing, an organism. It survives when we repeat roughly the same conditi...

    A couple interesting points and potentially useful relationship building techniques. A bit depressing view into marriage itself in america though, albeit honest. I need a romance novel chaser now lol. Would recommend to anyone considering divorce though for sure, for the perspective al...

    Finally someone who speaks my language. "The romance in the movie the Titanic is bullshit. I feel the same way about Romeo and Juliet and other such tragic love stories. At least one of the parties dies before they get to see and live for a while with the yet unexpressed more annoyin...

    very piratical advice with a lot of interesting stories. ...

    Entertaining, how not to... ...

    This book is more of a what not to do. The author is divorced himself and has a very ?divorce is usually the answer? approach to relationships. But this book is very entertaining and the stories of his various clients are a fun addition. I don?t personally see this book as a self...

    this book is a must read for anyone considering marriage, about to get married or even already married. the cases he shares offer brevity and a reality check to where you might be in your relationship. many chapters offer stories and anecdotes involving Parenthood. I myself am not a pa...

    I was going back and forth between 2 stars or 3 stars. I'll give it three because it wasn't a bad book, it just wasn't what I expected. After hearing the author interviewed on NPR, I expected the book to be full of anecdotes showcasing what not to do in marriage. While there were sever...

    I heard this author interviewed on NPR and was so intrigued that I bought the book. It is not written from a Christian perspective and is filled with rough language but the book makes some great points and asks some questions that I have never considered. For instance, the author calls...

    Came for the gratuitous divorce stories and was not disappointed. As for the marriage advice, it pretty much is common sense: don?t be an asshole, pay attention, have empathy. But a fun, interesting read all the same. ...

    I thought there would be more stories and examples to enjoy. Ended up skimming through most of the book. ...

    Amusing, in the way schadenfraude is amusing. ...

  • Jill Vogel Kinison
    Jun 17, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

    This is a how-not-to book, not a how-to. I liked his frank tone, common sense reminders, and juicy stories of bad behavior ;) ...

    I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I liked that this book had a very different perspective than most marriage advice books. The stories were funny and there was some interesting advice. ...

    4.5 stars. Being a pragmatic person (for the most part) I found this book insightful and helpful, especially if you are invested in your relationship and as James poses make it thrive: "... marriage is a living thing, an organism. It survives when we repeat roughly the same conditi...

    A couple interesting points and potentially useful relationship building techniques. A bit depressing view into marriage itself in america though, albeit honest. I need a romance novel chaser now lol. Would recommend to anyone considering divorce though for sure, for the perspective al...

    Finally someone who speaks my language. "The romance in the movie the Titanic is bullshit. I feel the same way about Romeo and Juliet and other such tragic love stories. At least one of the parties dies before they get to see and live for a while with the yet unexpressed more annoyin...

    very piratical advice with a lot of interesting stories. ...

    Entertaining, how not to... ...

    This book is more of a what not to do. The author is divorced himself and has a very ?divorce is usually the answer? approach to relationships. But this book is very entertaining and the stories of his various clients are a fun addition. I don?t personally see this book as a self...

    this book is a must read for anyone considering marriage, about to get married or even already married. the cases he shares offer brevity and a reality check to where you might be in your relationship. many chapters offer stories and anecdotes involving Parenthood. I myself am not a pa...

  • Zhuo Zhang
    May 02, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

    This is a how-not-to book, not a how-to. I liked his frank tone, common sense reminders, and juicy stories of bad behavior ;) ...

    I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I liked that this book had a very different perspective than most marriage advice books. The stories were funny and there was some interesting advice. ...

    4.5 stars. Being a pragmatic person (for the most part) I found this book insightful and helpful, especially if you are invested in your relationship and as James poses make it thrive: "... marriage is a living thing, an organism. It survives when we repeat roughly the same conditi...

    A couple interesting points and potentially useful relationship building techniques. A bit depressing view into marriage itself in america though, albeit honest. I need a romance novel chaser now lol. Would recommend to anyone considering divorce though for sure, for the perspective al...

    Finally someone who speaks my language. "The romance in the movie the Titanic is bullshit. I feel the same way about Romeo and Juliet and other such tragic love stories. At least one of the parties dies before they get to see and live for a while with the yet unexpressed more annoyin...

    very piratical advice with a lot of interesting stories. ...

  • Megan
    May 24, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

    This is a how-not-to book, not a how-to. I liked his frank tone, common sense reminders, and juicy stories of bad behavior ;) ...

    I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I liked that this book had a very different perspective than most marriage advice books. The stories were funny and there was some interesting advice. ...

    4.5 stars. Being a pragmatic person (for the most part) I found this book insightful and helpful, especially if you are invested in your relationship and as James poses make it thrive: "... marriage is a living thing, an organism. It survives when we repeat roughly the same conditi...

    A couple interesting points and potentially useful relationship building techniques. A bit depressing view into marriage itself in america though, albeit honest. I need a romance novel chaser now lol. Would recommend to anyone considering divorce though for sure, for the perspective al...

    Finally someone who speaks my language. "The romance in the movie the Titanic is bullshit. I feel the same way about Romeo and Juliet and other such tragic love stories. At least one of the parties dies before they get to see and live for a while with the yet unexpressed more annoyin...

    very piratical advice with a lot of interesting stories. ...

    Entertaining, how not to... ...

    This book is more of a what not to do. The author is divorced himself and has a very ?divorce is usually the answer? approach to relationships. But this book is very entertaining and the stories of his various clients are a fun addition. I don?t personally see this book as a self...

    this book is a must read for anyone considering marriage, about to get married or even already married. the cases he shares offer brevity and a reality check to where you might be in your relationship. many chapters offer stories and anecdotes involving Parenthood. I myself am not a pa...

    I was going back and forth between 2 stars or 3 stars. I'll give it three because it wasn't a bad book, it just wasn't what I expected. After hearing the author interviewed on NPR, I expected the book to be full of anecdotes showcasing what not to do in marriage. While there were sever...

  • Kate
    Apr 30, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

    This is a how-not-to book, not a how-to. I liked his frank tone, common sense reminders, and juicy stories of bad behavior ;) ...

    I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I liked that this book had a very different perspective than most marriage advice books. The stories were funny and there was some interesting advice. ...

    4.5 stars. Being a pragmatic person (for the most part) I found this book insightful and helpful, especially if you are invested in your relationship and as James poses make it thrive: "... marriage is a living thing, an organism. It survives when we repeat roughly the same conditi...

    A couple interesting points and potentially useful relationship building techniques. A bit depressing view into marriage itself in america though, albeit honest. I need a romance novel chaser now lol. Would recommend to anyone considering divorce though for sure, for the perspective al...

    Finally someone who speaks my language. "The romance in the movie the Titanic is bullshit. I feel the same way about Romeo and Juliet and other such tragic love stories. At least one of the parties dies before they get to see and live for a while with the yet unexpressed more annoyin...

    very piratical advice with a lot of interesting stories. ...

    Entertaining, how not to... ...

    This book is more of a what not to do. The author is divorced himself and has a very ?divorce is usually the answer? approach to relationships. But this book is very entertaining and the stories of his various clients are a fun addition. I don?t personally see this book as a self...

    this book is a must read for anyone considering marriage, about to get married or even already married. the cases he shares offer brevity and a reality check to where you might be in your relationship. many chapters offer stories and anecdotes involving Parenthood. I myself am not a pa...

    I was going back and forth between 2 stars or 3 stars. I'll give it three because it wasn't a bad book, it just wasn't what I expected. After hearing the author interviewed on NPR, I expected the book to be full of anecdotes showcasing what not to do in marriage. While there were sever...

    I heard this author interviewed on NPR and was so intrigued that I bought the book. It is not written from a Christian perspective and is filled with rough language but the book makes some great points and asks some questions that I have never considered. For instance, the author calls...

    Came for the gratuitous divorce stories and was not disappointed. As for the marriage advice, it pretty much is common sense: don?t be an asshole, pay attention, have empathy. But a fun, interesting read all the same. ...

    I thought there would be more stories and examples to enjoy. Ended up skimming through most of the book. ...

    Amusing, in the way schadenfraude is amusing. ...

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  • Bdora_
    Apr 24, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

    This is a how-not-to book, not a how-to. I liked his frank tone, common sense reminders, and juicy stories of bad behavior ;) ...

    I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I liked that this book had a very different perspective than most marriage advice books. The stories were funny and there was some interesting advice. ...

    4.5 stars. Being a pragmatic person (for the most part) I found this book insightful and helpful, especially if you are invested in your relationship and as James poses make it thrive: "... marriage is a living thing, an organism. It survives when we repeat roughly the same conditi...

    A couple interesting points and potentially useful relationship building techniques. A bit depressing view into marriage itself in america though, albeit honest. I need a romance novel chaser now lol. Would recommend to anyone considering divorce though for sure, for the perspective al...

    Finally someone who speaks my language. "The romance in the movie the Titanic is bullshit. I feel the same way about Romeo and Juliet and other such tragic love stories. At least one of the parties dies before they get to see and live for a while with the yet unexpressed more annoyin...

    very piratical advice with a lot of interesting stories. ...

    Entertaining, how not to... ...

    This book is more of a what not to do. The author is divorced himself and has a very ?divorce is usually the answer? approach to relationships. But this book is very entertaining and the stories of his various clients are a fun addition. I don?t personally see this book as a self...

    this book is a must read for anyone considering marriage, about to get married or even already married. the cases he shares offer brevity and a reality check to where you might be in your relationship. many chapters offer stories and anecdotes involving Parenthood. I myself am not a pa...

    I was going back and forth between 2 stars or 3 stars. I'll give it three because it wasn't a bad book, it just wasn't what I expected. After hearing the author interviewed on NPR, I expected the book to be full of anecdotes showcasing what not to do in marriage. While there were sever...

    I heard this author interviewed on NPR and was so intrigued that I bought the book. It is not written from a Christian perspective and is filled with rough language but the book makes some great points and asks some questions that I have never considered. For instance, the author calls...

    Came for the gratuitous divorce stories and was not disappointed. As for the marriage advice, it pretty much is common sense: don?t be an asshole, pay attention, have empathy. But a fun, interesting read all the same. ...

    I thought there would be more stories and examples to enjoy. Ended up skimming through most of the book. ...

    Amusing, in the way schadenfraude is amusing. ...

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  • Britt
    May 18, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

    This is a how-not-to book, not a how-to. I liked his frank tone, common sense reminders, and juicy stories of bad behavior ;) ...

    I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I liked that this book had a very different perspective than most marriage advice books. The stories were funny and there was some interesting advice. ...

    4.5 stars. Being a pragmatic person (for the most part) I found this book insightful and helpful, especially if you are invested in your relationship and as James poses make it thrive: "... marriage is a living thing, an organism. It survives when we repeat roughly the same conditi...

  • Courteney Mccoppin
    Jun 05, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

    This is a how-not-to book, not a how-to. I liked his frank tone, common sense reminders, and juicy stories of bad behavior ;) ...

    I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I liked that this book had a very different perspective than most marriage advice books. The stories were funny and there was some interesting advice. ...

    4.5 stars. Being a pragmatic person (for the most part) I found this book insightful and helpful, especially if you are invested in your relationship and as James poses make it thrive: "... marriage is a living thing, an organism. It survives when we repeat roughly the same conditi...

    A couple interesting points and potentially useful relationship building techniques. A bit depressing view into marriage itself in america though, albeit honest. I need a romance novel chaser now lol. Would recommend to anyone considering divorce though for sure, for the perspective al...

    Finally someone who speaks my language. "The romance in the movie the Titanic is bullshit. I feel the same way about Romeo and Juliet and other such tragic love stories. At least one of the parties dies before they get to see and live for a while with the yet unexpressed more annoyin...

    very piratical advice with a lot of interesting stories. ...

    Entertaining, how not to... ...

    This book is more of a what not to do. The author is divorced himself and has a very ?divorce is usually the answer? approach to relationships. But this book is very entertaining and the stories of his various clients are a fun addition. I don?t personally see this book as a self...

    this book is a must read for anyone considering marriage, about to get married or even already married. the cases he shares offer brevity and a reality check to where you might be in your relationship. many chapters offer stories and anecdotes involving Parenthood. I myself am not a pa...

    I was going back and forth between 2 stars or 3 stars. I'll give it three because it wasn't a bad book, it just wasn't what I expected. After hearing the author interviewed on NPR, I expected the book to be full of anecdotes showcasing what not to do in marriage. While there were sever...

    I heard this author interviewed on NPR and was so intrigued that I bought the book. It is not written from a Christian perspective and is filled with rough language but the book makes some great points and asks some questions that I have never considered. For instance, the author calls...

    Came for the gratuitous divorce stories and was not disappointed. As for the marriage advice, it pretty much is common sense: don?t be an asshole, pay attention, have empathy. But a fun, interesting read all the same. ...

  • Wesley Oberlin
    May 13, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

    This is a how-not-to book, not a how-to. I liked his frank tone, common sense reminders, and juicy stories of bad behavior ;) ...

    I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I liked that this book had a very different perspective than most marriage advice books. The stories were funny and there was some interesting advice. ...

    4.5 stars. Being a pragmatic person (for the most part) I found this book insightful and helpful, especially if you are invested in your relationship and as James poses make it thrive: "... marriage is a living thing, an organism. It survives when we repeat roughly the same conditi...

    A couple interesting points and potentially useful relationship building techniques. A bit depressing view into marriage itself in america though, albeit honest. I need a romance novel chaser now lol. Would recommend to anyone considering divorce though for sure, for the perspective al...

    Finally someone who speaks my language. "The romance in the movie the Titanic is bullshit. I feel the same way about Romeo and Juliet and other such tragic love stories. At least one of the parties dies before they get to see and live for a while with the yet unexpressed more annoyin...

    very piratical advice with a lot of interesting stories. ...

    Entertaining, how not to... ...

    This book is more of a what not to do. The author is divorced himself and has a very ?divorce is usually the answer? approach to relationships. But this book is very entertaining and the stories of his various clients are a fun addition. I don?t personally see this book as a self...

    this book is a must read for anyone considering marriage, about to get married or even already married. the cases he shares offer brevity and a reality check to where you might be in your relationship. many chapters offer stories and anecdotes involving Parenthood. I myself am not a pa...

    I was going back and forth between 2 stars or 3 stars. I'll give it three because it wasn't a bad book, it just wasn't what I expected. After hearing the author interviewed on NPR, I expected the book to be full of anecdotes showcasing what not to do in marriage. While there were sever...

    I heard this author interviewed on NPR and was so intrigued that I bought the book. It is not written from a Christian perspective and is filled with rough language but the book makes some great points and asks some questions that I have never considered. For instance, the author calls...

    Came for the gratuitous divorce stories and was not disappointed. As for the marriage advice, it pretty much is common sense: don?t be an asshole, pay attention, have empathy. But a fun, interesting read all the same. ...

    I thought there would be more stories and examples to enjoy. Ended up skimming through most of the book. ...

    Amusing, in the way schadenfraude is amusing. ...

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  • Naeemah Huggins
    Apr 22, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

    This is a how-not-to book, not a how-to. I liked his frank tone, common sense reminders, and juicy stories of bad behavior ;) ...

    I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I liked that this book had a very different perspective than most marriage advice books. The stories were funny and there was some interesting advice. ...

    4.5 stars. Being a pragmatic person (for the most part) I found this book insightful and helpful, especially if you are invested in your relationship and as James poses make it thrive: "... marriage is a living thing, an organism. It survives when we repeat roughly the same conditi...

    A couple interesting points and potentially useful relationship building techniques. A bit depressing view into marriage itself in america though, albeit honest. I need a romance novel chaser now lol. Would recommend to anyone considering divorce though for sure, for the perspective al...

    Finally someone who speaks my language. "The romance in the movie the Titanic is bullshit. I feel the same way about Romeo and Juliet and other such tragic love stories. At least one of the parties dies before they get to see and live for a while with the yet unexpressed more annoyin...

  • Kimberly
    May 03, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

    This is a how-not-to book, not a how-to. I liked his frank tone, common sense reminders, and juicy stories of bad behavior ;) ...

    I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I liked that this book had a very different perspective than most marriage advice books. The stories were funny and there was some interesting advice. ...

    4.5 stars. Being a pragmatic person (for the most part) I found this book insightful and helpful, especially if you are invested in your relationship and as James poses make it thrive: "... marriage is a living thing, an organism. It survives when we repeat roughly the same conditi...

    A couple interesting points and potentially useful relationship building techniques. A bit depressing view into marriage itself in america though, albeit honest. I need a romance novel chaser now lol. Would recommend to anyone considering divorce though for sure, for the perspective al...

    Finally someone who speaks my language. "The romance in the movie the Titanic is bullshit. I feel the same way about Romeo and Juliet and other such tragic love stories. At least one of the parties dies before they get to see and live for a while with the yet unexpressed more annoyin...

    very piratical advice with a lot of interesting stories. ...

    Entertaining, how not to... ...

    This book is more of a what not to do. The author is divorced himself and has a very ?divorce is usually the answer? approach to relationships. But this book is very entertaining and the stories of his various clients are a fun addition. I don?t personally see this book as a self...

    this book is a must read for anyone considering marriage, about to get married or even already married. the cases he shares offer brevity and a reality check to where you might be in your relationship. many chapters offer stories and anecdotes involving Parenthood. I myself am not a pa...

    I was going back and forth between 2 stars or 3 stars. I'll give it three because it wasn't a bad book, it just wasn't what I expected. After hearing the author interviewed on NPR, I expected the book to be full of anecdotes showcasing what not to do in marriage. While there were sever...

    I heard this author interviewed on NPR and was so intrigued that I bought the book. It is not written from a Christian perspective and is filled with rough language but the book makes some great points and asks some questions that I have never considered. For instance, the author calls...

    Came for the gratuitous divorce stories and was not disappointed. As for the marriage advice, it pretty much is common sense: don?t be an asshole, pay attention, have empathy. But a fun, interesting read all the same. ...

    I thought there would be more stories and examples to enjoy. Ended up skimming through most of the book. ...

    Amusing, in the way schadenfraude is amusing. ...

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  • Christine Law
    Jun 14, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

    This is a how-not-to book, not a how-to. I liked his frank tone, common sense reminders, and juicy stories of bad behavior ;) ...

    I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I liked that this book had a very different perspective than most marriage advice books. The stories were funny and there was some interesting advice. ...

    4.5 stars. Being a pragmatic person (for the most part) I found this book insightful and helpful, especially if you are invested in your relationship and as James poses make it thrive: "... marriage is a living thing, an organism. It survives when we repeat roughly the same conditi...

    A couple interesting points and potentially useful relationship building techniques. A bit depressing view into marriage itself in america though, albeit honest. I need a romance novel chaser now lol. Would recommend to anyone considering divorce though for sure, for the perspective al...

    Finally someone who speaks my language. "The romance in the movie the Titanic is bullshit. I feel the same way about Romeo and Juliet and other such tragic love stories. At least one of the parties dies before they get to see and live for a while with the yet unexpressed more annoyin...

    very piratical advice with a lot of interesting stories. ...

    Entertaining, how not to... ...

    This book is more of a what not to do. The author is divorced himself and has a very ?divorce is usually the answer? approach to relationships. But this book is very entertaining and the stories of his various clients are a fun addition. I don?t personally see this book as a self...

    this book is a must read for anyone considering marriage, about to get married or even already married. the cases he shares offer brevity and a reality check to where you might be in your relationship. many chapters offer stories and anecdotes involving Parenthood. I myself am not a pa...

    I was going back and forth between 2 stars or 3 stars. I'll give it three because it wasn't a bad book, it just wasn't what I expected. After hearing the author interviewed on NPR, I expected the book to be full of anecdotes showcasing what not to do in marriage. While there were sever...

    I heard this author interviewed on NPR and was so intrigued that I bought the book. It is not written from a Christian perspective and is filled with rough language but the book makes some great points and asks some questions that I have never considered. For instance, the author calls...

  • Paige
    Apr 29, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

    This is a how-not-to book, not a how-to. I liked his frank tone, common sense reminders, and juicy stories of bad behavior ;) ...

    I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I liked that this book had a very different perspective than most marriage advice books. The stories were funny and there was some interesting advice. ...

    4.5 stars. Being a pragmatic person (for the most part) I found this book insightful and helpful, especially if you are invested in your relationship and as James poses make it thrive: "... marriage is a living thing, an organism. It survives when we repeat roughly the same conditi...

    A couple interesting points and potentially useful relationship building techniques. A bit depressing view into marriage itself in america though, albeit honest. I need a romance novel chaser now lol. Would recommend to anyone considering divorce though for sure, for the perspective al...

    Finally someone who speaks my language. "The romance in the movie the Titanic is bullshit. I feel the same way about Romeo and Juliet and other such tragic love stories. At least one of the parties dies before they get to see and live for a while with the yet unexpressed more annoyin...

    very piratical advice with a lot of interesting stories. ...

    Entertaining, how not to... ...

    This book is more of a what not to do. The author is divorced himself and has a very ?divorce is usually the answer? approach to relationships. But this book is very entertaining and the stories of his various clients are a fun addition. I don?t personally see this book as a self...

    this book is a must read for anyone considering marriage, about to get married or even already married. the cases he shares offer brevity and a reality check to where you might be in your relationship. many chapters offer stories and anecdotes involving Parenthood. I myself am not a pa...

    I was going back and forth between 2 stars or 3 stars. I'll give it three because it wasn't a bad book, it just wasn't what I expected. After hearing the author interviewed on NPR, I expected the book to be full of anecdotes showcasing what not to do in marriage. While there were sever...

    I heard this author interviewed on NPR and was so intrigued that I bought the book. It is not written from a Christian perspective and is filled with rough language but the book makes some great points and asks some questions that I have never considered. For instance, the author calls...

    Came for the gratuitous divorce stories and was not disappointed. As for the marriage advice, it pretty much is common sense: don?t be an asshole, pay attention, have empathy. But a fun, interesting read all the same. ...

    I thought there would be more stories and examples to enjoy. Ended up skimming through most of the book. ...

    Amusing, in the way schadenfraude is amusing. ...

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  • Anna John
    Apr 24, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

    This is a how-not-to book, not a how-to. I liked his frank tone, common sense reminders, and juicy stories of bad behavior ;) ...

    I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I liked that this book had a very different perspective than most marriage advice books. The stories were funny and there was some interesting advice. ...

    4.5 stars. Being a pragmatic person (for the most part) I found this book insightful and helpful, especially if you are invested in your relationship and as James poses make it thrive: "... marriage is a living thing, an organism. It survives when we repeat roughly the same conditi...

    A couple interesting points and potentially useful relationship building techniques. A bit depressing view into marriage itself in america though, albeit honest. I need a romance novel chaser now lol. Would recommend to anyone considering divorce though for sure, for the perspective al...

    Finally someone who speaks my language. "The romance in the movie the Titanic is bullshit. I feel the same way about Romeo and Juliet and other such tragic love stories. At least one of the parties dies before they get to see and live for a while with the yet unexpressed more annoyin...

    very piratical advice with a lot of interesting stories. ...

    Entertaining, how not to... ...

    This book is more of a what not to do. The author is divorced himself and has a very ?divorce is usually the answer? approach to relationships. But this book is very entertaining and the stories of his various clients are a fun addition. I don?t personally see this book as a self...

  • rick hardesty
    Apr 20, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

    This is a how-not-to book, not a how-to. I liked his frank tone, common sense reminders, and juicy stories of bad behavior ;) ...

    I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I liked that this book had a very different perspective than most marriage advice books. The stories were funny and there was some interesting advice. ...

    4.5 stars. Being a pragmatic person (for the most part) I found this book insightful and helpful, especially if you are invested in your relationship and as James poses make it thrive: "... marriage is a living thing, an organism. It survives when we repeat roughly the same conditi...

    A couple interesting points and potentially useful relationship building techniques. A bit depressing view into marriage itself in america though, albeit honest. I need a romance novel chaser now lol. Would recommend to anyone considering divorce though for sure, for the perspective al...

    Finally someone who speaks my language. "The romance in the movie the Titanic is bullshit. I feel the same way about Romeo and Juliet and other such tragic love stories. At least one of the parties dies before they get to see and live for a while with the yet unexpressed more annoyin...

    very piratical advice with a lot of interesting stories. ...

    Entertaining, how not to... ...

    This book is more of a what not to do. The author is divorced himself and has a very ?divorce is usually the answer? approach to relationships. But this book is very entertaining and the stories of his various clients are a fun addition. I don?t personally see this book as a self...

    this book is a must read for anyone considering marriage, about to get married or even already married. the cases he shares offer brevity and a reality check to where you might be in your relationship. many chapters offer stories and anecdotes involving Parenthood. I myself am not a pa...

    I was going back and forth between 2 stars or 3 stars. I'll give it three because it wasn't a bad book, it just wasn't what I expected. After hearing the author interviewed on NPR, I expected the book to be full of anecdotes showcasing what not to do in marriage. While there were sever...

    I heard this author interviewed on NPR and was so intrigued that I bought the book. It is not written from a Christian perspective and is filled with rough language but the book makes some great points and asks some questions that I have never considered. For instance, the author calls...

    Came for the gratuitous divorce stories and was not disappointed. As for the marriage advice, it pretty much is common sense: don?t be an asshole, pay attention, have empathy. But a fun, interesting read all the same. ...

    I thought there would be more stories and examples to enjoy. Ended up skimming through most of the book. ...

    Amusing, in the way schadenfraude is amusing. ...

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  • JTRyan
    May 02, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

    This is a how-not-to book, not a how-to. I liked his frank tone, common sense reminders, and juicy stories of bad behavior ;) ...

    I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I liked that this book had a very different perspective than most marriage advice books. The stories were funny and there was some interesting advice. ...

    4.5 stars. Being a pragmatic person (for the most part) I found this book insightful and helpful, especially if you are invested in your relationship and as James poses make it thrive: "... marriage is a living thing, an organism. It survives when we repeat roughly the same conditi...

    A couple interesting points and potentially useful relationship building techniques. A bit depressing view into marriage itself in america though, albeit honest. I need a romance novel chaser now lol. Would recommend to anyone considering divorce though for sure, for the perspective al...

    Finally someone who speaks my language. "The romance in the movie the Titanic is bullshit. I feel the same way about Romeo and Juliet and other such tragic love stories. At least one of the parties dies before they get to see and live for a while with the yet unexpressed more annoyin...

    very piratical advice with a lot of interesting stories. ...

    Entertaining, how not to... ...

  • Mary Searls
    Jun 04, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

    This is a how-not-to book, not a how-to. I liked his frank tone, common sense reminders, and juicy stories of bad behavior ;) ...

    I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I liked that this book had a very different perspective than most marriage advice books. The stories were funny and there was some interesting advice. ...

    4.5 stars. Being a pragmatic person (for the most part) I found this book insightful and helpful, especially if you are invested in your relationship and as James poses make it thrive: "... marriage is a living thing, an organism. It survives when we repeat roughly the same conditi...

    A couple interesting points and potentially useful relationship building techniques. A bit depressing view into marriage itself in america though, albeit honest. I need a romance novel chaser now lol. Would recommend to anyone considering divorce though for sure, for the perspective al...

    Finally someone who speaks my language. "The romance in the movie the Titanic is bullshit. I feel the same way about Romeo and Juliet and other such tragic love stories. At least one of the parties dies before they get to see and live for a while with the yet unexpressed more annoyin...

    very piratical advice with a lot of interesting stories. ...

    Entertaining, how not to... ...

    This book is more of a what not to do. The author is divorced himself and has a very ?divorce is usually the answer? approach to relationships. But this book is very entertaining and the stories of his various clients are a fun addition. I don?t personally see this book as a self...

    this book is a must read for anyone considering marriage, about to get married or even already married. the cases he shares offer brevity and a reality check to where you might be in your relationship. many chapters offer stories and anecdotes involving Parenthood. I myself am not a pa...

    I was going back and forth between 2 stars or 3 stars. I'll give it three because it wasn't a bad book, it just wasn't what I expected. After hearing the author interviewed on NPR, I expected the book to be full of anecdotes showcasing what not to do in marriage. While there were sever...

    I heard this author interviewed on NPR and was so intrigued that I bought the book. It is not written from a Christian perspective and is filled with rough language but the book makes some great points and asks some questions that I have never considered. For instance, the author calls...

    Came for the gratuitous divorce stories and was not disappointed. As for the marriage advice, it pretty much is common sense: don?t be an asshole, pay attention, have empathy. But a fun, interesting read all the same. ...

    I thought there would be more stories and examples to enjoy. Ended up skimming through most of the book. ...

    Amusing, in the way schadenfraude is amusing. ...

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  • carie messineo
    Jun 08, 2018

    Well, this was a terrifying read. I can see why the author says he doesn't get invited to cocktail parties. (He does, however, point out that he still gets invited to weddings. So there's that.) James Sexton has litigated over twelve hundred divorces in his career. He's seen the lia...

    Come for the entertaining stories about divorcing partners, stay for the simple, practical advice for staying together and working things out. James is a divorce lawyer in New York City. He's one of the rare divorce lawyers who wanted to go into that field from day one (most wannabe...

    This is a how-not-to book, not a how-to. I liked his frank tone, common sense reminders, and juicy stories of bad behavior ;) ...

    I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I liked that this book had a very different perspective than most marriage advice books. The stories were funny and there was some interesting advice. ...

    4.5 stars. Being a pragmatic person (for the most part) I found this book insightful and helpful, especially if you are invested in your relationship and as James poses make it thrive: "... marriage is a living thing, an organism. It survives when we repeat roughly the same conditi...

    A couple interesting points and potentially useful relationship building techniques. A bit depressing view into marriage itself in america though, albeit honest. I need a romance novel chaser now lol. Would recommend to anyone considering divorce though for sure, for the perspective al...

    Finally someone who speaks my language. "The romance in the movie the Titanic is bullshit. I feel the same way about Romeo and Juliet and other such tragic love stories. At least one of the parties dies before they get to see and live for a while with the yet unexpressed more annoyin...

    very piratical advice with a lot of interesting stories. ...

    Entertaining, how not to... ...

    This book is more of a what not to do. The author is divorced himself and has a very ?divorce is usually the answer? approach to relationships. But this book is very entertaining and the stories of his various clients are a fun addition. I don?t personally see this book as a self...

    this book is a must read for anyone considering marriage, about to get married or even already married. the cases he shares offer brevity and a reality check to where you might be in your relationship. many chapters offer stories and anecdotes involving Parenthood. I myself am not a pa...

    I was going back and forth between 2 stars or 3 stars. I'll give it three because it wasn't a bad book, it just wasn't what I expected. After hearing the author interviewed on NPR, I expected the book to be full of anecdotes showcasing what not to do in marriage. While there were sever...

    I heard this author interviewed on NPR and was so intrigued that I bought the book. It is not written from a Christian perspective and is filled with rough language but the book makes some great points and asks some questions that I have never considered. For instance, the author calls...

    Came for the gratuitous divorce stories and was not disappointed. As for the marriage advice, it pretty much is common sense: don?t be an asshole, pay attention, have empathy. But a fun, interesting read all the same. ...

    I thought there would be more stories and examples to enjoy. Ended up skimming through most of the book. ...

    Amusing, in the way schadenfraude is amusing. ...

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