Dangled Carat

Dangled Carat : One Girl's Attempt to Convert the Ultimate Commitment-Phobic Man Into a Doting Husband with a Lot of Help from His Fam

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For every girl who wondered if she should love him or dump him..... For every girl who listened to her heart instead of her friends advice.... For every girl who l wondered if she was wasting her time dating that guy.... meet Hilary.... She had gotten used to dating the commitment-phobic Marc, thirteen years her senior. They had a great relationship-why rush into things? She saw no need to pressure him for marriage, believing that when the time was right, he would propose. But after they had been together for four years, their friends decided to take matters into their own hands, pushing Marc to propose and making Hilary realize how much she really did want to marry the man that she loved. Unfortunately, Marc still wasn't ready-and their friends' meddling in the form of a faux engagement party led to a disastrous New Year's Eve that brought their relationship to an inevitable turning point. For anyone who has ever dated a commitment-phobe, who has found their patience wearing thin with the one they love, or who has sat around wondering if he is ever going to pop the question while trying to remain the very picture of patience and grace, Hilary's humorous and honest story will hit home.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 139.7 x 215.9 x 17.78mm | 426.37g
  • Hilary Grossman
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0615860354
  • 9780615860350

About Hilary Grossman

Hilary Grossman dated a guy so commitment-phobic that she was able to write a book about their relationship. She is currently the CFO of a beverage alcohol importer and lives on Long Island.show more

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474 ratings
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2 17% (82)
1 8% (39)

Our customer reviews

I loved this book, and so will any woman who’s waited years for her significant other to whip out a diamond ring. Dangled Carat is immediately more riveting than your usual chick lit book, as it’s all true! This book could have been a little depressing – a story about how a woman is desperate to marry her partner but can’t get him to commit. However, Grossman’s tongue-in-cheek retelling of how she waited (somewhat) patiently for her man to be ready for marriage – while all of his family and friends not so subtly tried to convince him to pop the question – was witty and emotive. Grossman moves fluidly between past and present as she remembers her long path to marriage. She also manages to write about a partner who refuses to marry her without painting a picture of a man that women would immediately hate. In fact, the reader grows to like Marc – and, although his commitment issues aren’t explained n depth, understand his reasons for moving through relationship markers at a glacial pace. Personally, this book struck a cord with me; my boyfriend and I have been dating five years, but due to money, medical issues and studies, marriage isn’t on the horizon for years to come. Funnily enough, I’m probably the more commitment phobic of the two of us, but I still recognise much of what Hilary felt (ok, having read her memoir, I feel that we’re buddies now and I can use her first name!). For some reason, a ring seems to offer some reassurance that a partner won’t suddenly up and leave us… In reality, a ring make little difference these days, but the symbolism still means a great deal to many women. Well-written, funny and with a cast of excellent supporting characters – who the author is lucky enough to know and love in real life – I would recommend this book to any chick lit or memoir lover. A little more truthful and different than a typical summer beach read, this is one for the women out there who get a little tired of reading the same story over and over again.show more
by Annabel Krantz
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