48. Making Marriage Work: A History of Marriage and Divorce in the Twentieth-Century United States by Kristin Celello
This book is definitely not for anyone who is not a big sociology dork like I am (or unless they have to read it for a class or use it for research). The book is based on the author’s dissertation and basically follows the institution of marriage and the roles expected to be held by each partner in the marriage through the 20th century. I enjoyed it, but as I said it is not for the average reader. I give it a 6 out of 10.
As an aside while reading the acknowledgments I discovered that the author is a fellow Wake Forest alumni. I didn’t know her, but apparently she graduated 2 years earlier than I did, so we were there at the same time for a few years. Just a fun little piece of trivia there for you.