The pursuit of love has been a topic of conversation and prose for centuries. William
Shakespeare, James Joyce, Plato and Elie Wiesel all eloquently wrote about the subject as the
cause of joy, pain, mystery and confusion. Even Dr. Seuss weighed in, saying: “We’re all a little
weird, and life’s a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with
ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.”
The Foreword was written by Michael Bociurkiw, journalist
This book, Marriage Material: How I Found my Husband, is the story of how two very different souls found themselves and fell in love. Chronicled through the pages is the long, often tortured journey of Deisy and Keith and how they overcame adversity to forge a new life together. One question that it definitely answers is that, indeed, opposites do attract!
I first connected with Deisy in 2013 when she was working on the frontlines of humanitarian aid in Tanzania. At the time I was in Sudan and we both spent many hours communicating virtually about out daily trials and tribulations. Over the next several years we became dear friends, and during visits to Los Angeles, I was able to witness first-hand how love and commitment had powered Deisy and Keith to take risks and achieve lifelong dreams together. Deisy is one of the most giving, selfless individuals I have come to know and I’m delighted she found someone who is also so giving.
So, for the doubters or cynics of love – or for those who say “I’ll never find the right person” – this book provides plenty of hope. For those fearful of taking that next step forward, a reading of this book illustrates how risk-taking can pay dividends. And for those stuck in unfulfilling relationships, it illustrates how years of chronic domestic mental abuse can take its toll when unrecognized and untreated.
At a time when our society is going through one of the most tumultuous periods in modern history, with many people forced to endure long periods of isolation and loneliness under lockdowns, Marriage Material: How I Found my Husband, is bound to bring the reader a better appreciation for what Eva Gabor aptly described as “a game that two can play and both win.”