Susan Patton, also dubbed The Princeton Mom, first caught the public eye in March 2013, when this woman published a letter to the editor of The Daily Princetonian. Her letter advised the young women at Patton’s alma mater to look for husbands while at Princeton rather than dating the lower-quality males they’d meet in their post-college lives. The letter also advises to allocate more of their time and energy to finding a perfect husband rather than concentrating on their careers. Just a year after Patton has dared to get back with a full-length book version of her original tips - Marry Smart: Advice for Finding the One. The 11-month turnaround definitely suggests a rush to capitalize on her brush with the limelight, while the quality of her seems as slapdash as could be expected.
Certainly, we could have hoped that Patton’s scandal creation, when emerged, would be less repetitive, more polished, and also less replete with awkward logical fallacies. From my point of view,, a state school grad, my boyfriend, is capable of writing text messages far more finely crafted as well as coherent than her latest admonition to spot worthy husbands with Ivy League degrees. Of course, that’s not the clunky prose or the endless redundancies, which doomed the book from the very beginning. Moreover, even a fine-tuned version would have only gained success in putting a prettier face on her flawed advice. The real problem was trying to turn one page of standard sexist tropes as well as ugly elitism disguised as advice right into over 200 pages of constructive tips for today’s young females.
As for me, I perfectly fit the target audience for Susan Patton’s husband hunting tips. Well, I’m 25, still not married and an alumna of her cherished Princeton. During my single years in New York City, I was used to spending a great deal of time working and considering my career options rather than dating or angling to meet new males. Patton vigorously tries to extinguish criticism regarding the sexist roots of her book by repeatedly assuring the audience that her advice is only for females who are eager to have kids as well as something resembling a traditional marriage. I wasn’t surprised by her book at all. However, you can assume that I’ve been just brainwashed by feminists. So, I consider Marry Smart to be the pure no-nonsense straight talk and nothing else. Any of the advice mentioned in that book seems relevant to me.
Susan Patton, also dubbed The Princeton Mom, first caught the public eye in March 2013, when this woman published a letter to the editor of The Daily Princetonian. Her letter advised the young women at Patton’s alma mater to look for husbands while at Princeton rather than dating the lower-quality males they’d meet in their post-college lives.