Editor's Note: Susan Patton made headlines when her letter to the editor was published in Princeton's student newspaper last March. "Forget about having it all, or not having it all, leaning in or leaning out — here’s what you really need to know that nobody is telling you," Patton began, before launching into all of the reasons why the women of Princeton (and beyond) should focus on finding a husband in college. Not surprisingly, debates on the topic ranged around the Web.
Now, Patton (since dubbed the "Princeton Mom") is releasing a book titled "Marry Smart," in which she shares what she believes are the problems with our society's "career first" philosophy and stresses the importance of women finding total satisfaction, stances she knows are going to kick up more controversy. Here, in an exclusive for Yahoo Shine, she addresses her critics and explains why she truly believes young women are better off following her advice … whether they agree with her or not.
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