Dana Adam Shapiro directed the Academy Award-nominated documentary Murderball and the Independent Spirit Award nominee Monogamy, starring Chris Messina and Rashida Jones. He is the author of The Every Boy, a former senior editor at Spin, and a contributor to The New York Times Magazine. He lives in Venice, California.
A book about divorce written by a man who's never been married should be ridiculous. And yet I gobbled up this odd and touching and delicious book. I read it in a single sitting. And what's more, I learned something new about love and marriage and passion and commitment.
--Ayelet Waldman, author of Red Hook Road and Love and
Other Impossible Pursuits
After reading Dana Adam Shapiro's fascinating and revealing book, I will never again take my marriage for granted. I would write more, but I have to go buy some scented candles and tidy up the kitchen.
--A.J. Jacobs, author of Drop Dead Healthy: One Man's Humble
Quest for Bodily Perfection
As a couples therapist, I witness daily the unraveling of adult intimacies. Dana Adam Shapiro's gripping testimonies of demise and divorce are written with vividness and aplomb--I felt as if he were eavesdropping in my office. A grand reportage of marriage and its discontents.
--Esther Perel, author of Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence
"A wonderful and important piece of thinking and reporting."
--Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Committed: A Love Story and Eat, Pray, Love