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Book Review: Before you Say I Do Again

Posted by on February 7, 2013

Before I get started on the actual book review.  I want to give a little bit of a background on me.  I have been married before, and divorced.  I’m currently engaged, and about to start my second marriage.


Benjamin Berkley’s book “Before You Say I Do Again” is the book that spoke to me.  For all those thinking about going into a second marriage.

This book goes through all the issues that may arise when you start thinking about that second marriage, and prepares you what to think about.

Although this book dug up memories of the past I felt it also was there to prepare me for the future, and I am indeed ready for my second marriage.

It talks about why a lot of second marriages do fail, preparing you emotionally for that second marriage, and even having you take a look at yourself to ask those deep questions we usually don’t like asking, “What don’t you like about yourself?”

Of all the books I’ve read over the years, this book was one of the most valuable for me because it talked about the one issue I am facing in life.  “Am I truly read for a second marriage?”

And it allowed me to answer those questions I’d already been asking myself for the past 3 years.

About Benjamin Berkley:

Benjamin Berkley is the author of four self-help books:  “My Wishes, Your Plan for Organizing Your Family’s Needs” (Sourcebooks, June, 2006)   “The Complete Executor’s Guide” (Sourcebooks, June 2007)   “Winning Your Social Security Disability Case” (Sourcebooks, February, 2008) and “Before You Say I Do Again, A Buyer’s Beware Guide to Remarriage.” (Frederick Fell Publishers, September, 2009). “Against My Will” is Benjamin Berkley’s fifth book and debut novel. 

 And though writing is his passion, for over 34 years he has conducted a busy law practice in which he has seen many interesting clients come through his door.  One in particular, an older woman with white hair, the kindest smile, and an amazing story became the inspiration for one of his characters for “Against My Will.”   Berkley lives in southern California with his wife Phyllis and their cat Riley.   He has two grown children and is always bragging about his most beautiful grandson and granddaughter.

Find more information on his website.

Disclosure: I was given a review copy of “Before I Say I Do Again.”

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