The Good Housekeeping Marriage Book

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(3.6 stars; 5 reviews)

A collection of articles from Good Housekeeping magazine, The Good Housekeeping Marriage Book focuses on the subject of marriage. With instructions and advice from courtship to raising children, this collection aims to assist those with questions and concerns surrounding marriage and the ensuing relationship. Published in 1938. (Summary by Robin Cotter) (5 hr 11 min)


Introduction & Foreword 6:29 Read by Robin Cotter
When He Comes A-Courting 20:50 Read by Ernst Schnell
Now That You Are Engaged 24:21 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
Ought I to Marry? 24:54 Read by Christine Blachford
Should Wives Work? 16:11 Read by Ada Kerman
Learning to Live Together 20:36 Read by Megan Stemm-Wade
Marriage Makes the Money Go 24:11 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
Children? Of Course! 30:02 Read by Scott Sherris
Detour Around Reno 23:39 Read by Scott Sherris
Sex Instruction in the Home 29:18 Read by Robin Cotter
Religion in the Home 22:06 Read by E. Tavano
It Pays to be Happily Married 29:20 Read by guava
The Case for Monogamy 39:34 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)


Hit and Miss Relevancy

(4 stars)

What can you expect from a public domain domestic manual? Some chapters are horribly outdated (for example, there is a segment on budgeting the monthly income of $100). However, many key concepts in this book still ring as true today as they did during it's compilation. As a note: a few of the chapters have quite poor audio and would benefit from revision however none were too bad to get through. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and the reflection it has stirred.

Terrible Recording

(1 stars)

Unfortunately this recording jumps chapters without completing sentences.

This is a good book. It provided some informative insight

(4 stars)