320 pages, 8.57 × 5.77 × 0.97 in
September 28, 2010
Random House Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0345524993
ISBN - 13: 9780345524997
About the Book
One of America's favorite newlywed couples shares a positive, inspiring mixture of memoir and advice for anyone about to get married, recently married, or together for a lifetime. Their he-said-she-said roadmap helps lay a solid groundwork for long-term relationships.
Read from the Book
1. Baby, You're So MoneyWithout a doubt, money conversations are one of the shakiest topics that come up in any marriage (again and again). We love shiny new things as much as the next couple, but problems creep up when we don't see eye-to-eye on our spending habits. In fact, the most common reasons we argue over money are less about the actual cash, and more about what the green stuff means. What a change from when we were single and only accountable to ourselves....We can totally relate when we hear that research out of the University of Virginia finds that money evokes feelings of freedom, control, trust, security, and self-worth-and that these things can really impact how we think and feel about ourselves and our spouses. Money issues can cause us to question how compatible we feel with our partners, make us judge the way he/she handles money, and make us look for someone to blame when our bank account's low or we've missed a cable bill payment. Though newer studies find that money is no longer the top reason for divorce, it still causes blow-outs and squabbles over incompatible spending habits, materialism, and consumer debt. When either one of us bitches about finances, just talking about the subject raises the stress level in our home. And the more time we spend arguing, the less time we spend together. On the flip side, when we have a solid and open understanding of the role money plays in our relationship, our financial confidence trickles into other areas of our lif
From the Publisher
Bill and Giuliana Rancic are now the hosts of NBC’s Ready for Love, a new relationship show featuring three of America’s most eligible guys searching for their soul mates.
Five million viewers tuned in to The Style Network for Giuliana DePandi and Bill Rancic’s fairy tale wedding in Italy, as the passions, tears, and champagne flowed. But what happened once the honeymoon was over? After all, she’s been stationed in Los Angeles as one of E! Entertainment’s most popular personalities, and he’s kept his home in Chicago, where this handsome winner of The Apprentice has been busy running an empire of his own. How, we’ve wondered, is this marriage really working out?
With all the funny, frank, and characteristically down-to-earth personality that fans of their hit reality show, Giuliana & Bill, have come to adore, this glamorous couple takes you behind the scenes of their real-life marriage. Like all newlyweds, they’ve faced the big issues that wedlock manages to invite, including money (to merge or not?), household chores (she’s disorganized, he’s a neat freak), arguments (without staying mad), and trying to have a baby (it’s not as easy as they thought!). Sharing their newfound and sometimes hard-won insights, they offer suggestions on such topics as communication, giving and receiving support, trust and jealousy, quality time, friends and in-laws, fighting fair, and sex and romance.
A must-read for newly married couples, or those about to take the plunge, or anyone who wants to know the secrets of everlasting love, I Do, Now What? is an upbeat real-world resource for the most ambitious journey of a couple’s life: marriage!
About the Author
Giuliana Rancic (née DePandi) was born in Naples, Italy, and moved to the United States when she was seven. She is the anchor and managing editor of the top-rated E! News, a beloved red-carpet interviewer, and the author of the dating book Think Like a Guy.
Bill Rancic is an American entrepreneur and was the first winner of Donald Trump’s The Apprentice. He spent the next several years overseeing the construction of Trump Tower in Chicago. Since then he has created a motivational speaking career, and is the author of the New York Times bestseller You’re Hired and Beyond the Lemonade Stand.
Giuliana and Bill are the co-stars of The Style Network’s hit reality show Giuliana & Bill. The two live in Chicago and Los Angeles.
“I Do, Now What? makes readers think about what they want, expect and need from a relationship. The book also serves as a reminder that respect and communication are paramount.” --The Associated Press