In the bestselling tradition of The Bitch in the House comes a provocative collection of essays by prominent women writers on their own marriages-and why they chose to leave or stay.
Isabel Rose saw red flags before her marriage, but everyone thought she’d made a perfect match. Ann Hood’s relationship with her husband had the usual bumps, until the tragic death of her young daughter forged their bond for life.When Terry McMillan went through her public divorce, the trauma affected everyone in her life.While Joyce Maynard cared for her dying mother, her children’s babysitter took even better care of her husband. Andrea Chapin, after years of money battles with her musician husband, realized she had to become the mogul in the family. Annie Echols found her marriage on the rocks when an unexpected pregnancy upset her family’s delicate balance. In THE HONEYMOON’S OVER, women candidly discuss the good times, the bad times, and what makes or breaks a marriage in essays that will resonate with readers-married, single, or divorced.