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What Were You Thinking? Audiobook

What Were You Thinking?: $600-Per-Hour Legal Advice on Relationships, Marriage, and Divorce

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Publisher's Summary

Wouldn't it be nice if you could sit down with an attorney who normally charges $600 per hour and receive expert legal advice on what is no doubt one of the biggest decisions you will ever make in your life?

Here is your chance. Mark A. Barondess has written an absolutely indispensable guide for anyone considering coupling, or uncoupling. Filled with hilarious anecdotes, solid legal advice and tricks of the trade you will not find anywhere else, this is THE must-have guide to what everyone needs to know when it comes to the legal ramifications of relationships, marriage, and divorce.

Not only will you get the benefit of Mark's 20 years as a top family law practitioner, you will also receive exclusive candid advice from some of Mark's friends including Larry King, Dr. Phil, Montel Williams, legal legend Robert Shapiro, comedic great Lewis Black, and even rock star Gene Simmons. They all weigh in with their unique thoughts and advice on marriage and divorce.

"Many of life's greatest rewards are bestowed upon those who take the biggest risks. However, before you take any great risk, you should at least have a basic appreciation of the potential consequences of your decision. So pull up a seat, and let's have a conversation. No need to rush, the clock isn't running. Tell me, honestly...what were you thinking?"

©2005 Mark Barondess; (P)2005 Phoenix Audio

What the Critics Say

"Barondess' informed and occasionally raucous examination of the institution is cheaper than consulting a divorce attorney or hiring a wedding caterer, and is well-worth a look before doing either." (Publishers Weekly)
"Marriage and divorce are two very serious and expensive decisions (trust me, I know). At $600 per hour, this hilarious but sobering book contains approximately $44,000 worth of legal advice from one of the top lawyers in the country. If only I had read this book first." (Montel Williams)

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    Jason Scranton, PA, United States 01-22-12
    Jason Scranton, PA, United States 01-22-12 Member Since 2016
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    If you are considering marriage I would recommend this book. It will give you a good solid introduction. It will also let you know your pre-marriage options: careful screening of spouse, back-ground checks, and pre-nuptials (or "the life-jacket" as the author describes it).

    If you are currently going through a divorce you may also find this book helpful. The author describes the importance of selecting a good attorney, how to manage your attorney once you have one, and the various and sundry details one must know while going through this difficult process.

    If you have already been divorced and are considering re-marriage then you will probably find this book an empathetic shoulder to cry on.

    There are drawbacks. The reader is poor. He mis-speaks many times and then pauses and slowly repeats the sentence. This annoys. Many of the speakers the author brings in (Louis Black, Montel Williams, Gene Simmons) add an oddball view on marriage -- relevant only to a few.

    The author also has a tendency to go on long diatribes about his dislike of the legal system and recommends that all those who annoy him to "up their dosage."

    In general I think you will find this book helpful. It is hard to get useful information about this important subject. This book will provide much of it.

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    Edward C. Charbonnet Memphis, TN 04-24-10
    Edward C. Charbonnet Memphis, TN 04-24-10 Member Since 2016
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    "Quite informative and even a little entertaining"

    Not exactly a topic for entertainment but I did find it very informative and his style and stories did indeed give some entertainment. I am very glad I listened to it.

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    Sheila Hurst, TX, United States 10-09-07
    Sheila Hurst, TX, United States 10-09-07 Member Since 2012
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    If you are wondering whether or not to get married, then read (listen) to this book. It will open your eyes to the reality of marriage and the likelihood of divorce. Gives real accounts of the extremes that people will go to in divorce. If you have a friend that is doubting his/her upcoming marriage then this is the book to give - do not give as a wedding gift tho!

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    Erika Odessa, FL, USA 10-03-07
    Erika Odessa, FL, USA 10-03-07
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    "What were you thinking"

    Great!!! Had me laughing and crying at times. What an eye opener. Thanks for the great info.

    I feel that even if you are not going through one of these situations, you should still get quite a bit from this book. You never know!

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