• What Were You Thinking?

  • $600-Per-Hour Legal Advice on Relationships, Marriage, and Divorce
  • By: Mark Barondess
  • Narrated by: Mark Barondess
  • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 10-27-05
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.4 (87 ratings)

Regular price: $19.95

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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
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Critic Reviews

"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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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
3 out of 5 stars
By Becky on 05-14-07

What the book is really about

Plan and simple. This book will not recommend ways to better relate to some one you care about. It will list many reasons NOT to get married, and very few reasons as to why you should get married. It offers NO advice as to how to fix what is currently wrong with a relationship. Do not give this as a wedding gift, but it would be good to give to someone contemplating a divorce.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Ginger on 09-15-06

Currently Going Through a Divorce

I am currently going through a divorce and found this audiobook absolutely WONDERFUL! The author is very intersting and the content was useful. This would be a great gift for any young person even contemplating marriage. They may indeed change their mind!

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Customer Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 04-03-17

Worth a read

an interesting read regarding marriage and divorce, the author goes in depth in preparing for marriage and divorce, children, the hate and resentment, alimony, gains and disadvantages, real court cases, types of good lawyers, double standards in court for men and women.

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