Brady Udall's 1998 Esquire article "The Lonely Polygamist"
Eric Barker stashed this in Churchill
Stashed in: #happiness
Brady has a way with words:
Being a polygamist is not for the easygoing or the weak of heart. It's like marine boot camp or working for the mob; if you're not cut out for it, if you don't have that essential thing inside, it will eat you alive. And polygamy doesn't just require simple cojones, either. It requires the devotion of a monk, the diplomatic prowess of Winston Churchill, the doggedness of a field general, the patience of a pine tree.
Put simply: You'd have to be crazy to want to be a polygamist.
In other words, it's hard enough to keep one person happy.
You'd have to be nuts to think you could keep more than one person happy.