"A smartly chosen mélange of quotes from different people, it focuses on the societal changes that have led to increased divorce rates, cohabitation, and single motherhood despite the beneficial aspects of marriage. Sociologists, politicians, ministers, and the occasional person on the street are all given a chance to explain whether they think marriage — especially as it relates to the raising of children — is in decline and, if so, what might be done to sop that decline. . . This book should be on all public library shelves."