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Marry Me! Courtships and Proposals of Legendary Couples

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Marry Me! Courtships and Proposals of Legendary Couples

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Betty Goodwin, Wendy Goldberg
Pop Culture, Nonfiction

We gave it a B+

It’s rare, even in this media-saturated world, that we get to see stars fumble — which is why Marry Me! Courtships and Proposals of Legendary Couples‘s tales of how 35 well-known pairs met and married are so much fun. For every dreamy case of love at first sight (Beverly Sills and Peter Greenough), there are far more famous folk who, quite humanly, hit roadblocks on the highway of love. For years F. Scott Fitzgerald didn’t have enough money to wed Zelda Sayre. Shakira Baksh, who was spotted in a TV ad by suitor Michael Caine, put off the reputed womanizer for a week — and then wouldn’t let him into her apartment. Coretta Scott at first found Martin Luther King Jr. ”short and not terribly handsome.” And as for Bill and Hillary, they had lived together on and off when the President-to-be announced, ”I bought that house you like, so you better marry me because I can’t live in it by myself.” And they say he isn’t decisive.