To Find a Husband after Thirty-five (or Thirty)
using techniques learned at Harvard Business School
Interview with Rachel Greenwald
720 ABC Radio Perth (Australia)
Reporter: Dr. Susan Maushart
Presenter: Liam Bartlett
Thursday, 6 November 2003
Web page: http://www.abc.net.au/perth/stories/s983953.htm
RealPlayer sound file: http://www.abc.net.au/Perth/stories/m762832.ram
Author's Website: http://www.findahusbandafter35.com/
stats = statistics
a seller's market
to make sense
to settle for
to be in love with
to be focused on
set of qualities
to carry around
a certain height, income
to cast a wider net
to come in a different package
to see s.t. in negative terms
to be open to the possibility
a tough one
to pride oneself in Ving
free of common prejudices
when it comes to
to fill in the blank with
to carry around a list
to challenge s.o.
...unlike some people
to be creatures of habit
to put up barriers
to chuck out
create a personal brand
'a sea of vanilla'
to gravitate towards
1. How does Step 12, the 'party plan', work?
2. What is a Tupperware party, and why is it referred to here? You may have to check on the Internet.
3. Why, does the author say, aren't there any books like Greenwald's on how a man can find a wife after age 35?
4. What kind of 'crisis' does Greenwald refer to?
5. About how long should it take, according to the author, for a woman to find a suitable husband if she follows Greenwald's plan? What percentage of Greenwald's clients achieve this?
6. How does Bartlett react when Greenwald says that when she found her husband, he felt as though he had 'won the lottery'? Why do you think Bartlett reacted like this?
7. How does Greenwald react to the criticism that her book is one of 'tricks or gimmicks' to get a man?
8. What does Greenwald mean by 'market expansion' or 'casting a wider net'?
9. What does Greenwald mean with the phrase 'a sea of vanilla'?
10. Could Maushart use the image of 'charming international architect' for herself? Why or why not?
11. What does Maushart ask Greenwald for, and what does she say that she will do?
12. What is your reaction to this kind of book? Do you think that it encourages using deceit to get a partner? Or is this a reasonable approach to take if you are really serious about finding a suitable life partner?