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Ada Calhoun

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Ada Calhoun is the author of Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give, named by W magazine one of the best 10 memoirs of 2017; and of St. Marks Is Dead, chosen by Kirkus and the Boston Globe as one of the best books of 2015.

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Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give

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“By staying married, we give something to ourselves and to others: hope. Hope that in steadfastly loving someone, we ourselves, for all our faults, will be loved; that the broken world will be made whole. To hitch your rickety wagon to the flickering star of another fallible human being -- what an insane thing to do. What a burden, and what a gift.”
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“As married people, we dwell on a spectrum between happy and unhappy, in love and out of love, and we move back and forth on that line decade by decade, year by year, week by week, even hour by hour.”
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“So what's the secret to staying together?" I asked her. "Be nice?" she offered. I laughed, but that may be it, the way a secret to losing weight is to eat less. Be nice. Don't leave. That's all.”
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