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Altared: Bridezillas, Bewilderment, Big Love, Breakups, and What Women Really Think about Contemporary Weddings (Vintage)


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ISBN13: 9780307277633
ISBN10: 0307277631
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Heartwarming, unexpected, and often deeply funny, this collection of essays offers what no other bridal book does--real stories from top writers on what weddings mean to them.

About the Author

Colleen Curran was engaged for three years before she planned her own wedding. Fearful of the process and confused by what it meant to plan a wedding, she set out to find out how other women view weddings today. Her stories have been published in places like Jane and The Dictionary of Failed Relationships. Whores on the Hill was her debut novel and is available from Vintage Books. She married her fiancé this past summer, after beginning work on this anthology, and is now happily married in Richmond, Virginia where she lives and works.

Table of Contents

Introduction | Colleen Curran

Taking the Vow

The Child Bride (and Groom) | Julianna Baggott

The Wedding Vow | Curtis Sittenfeld

Diana, Martha, and Me | Catherine Ingrassia

The Dress

One Day | Elizabeth Crane

The Girl, the Dress, and the Leap | Lara Vapnyar

Back in Black | Lisa Carver

Plans & Preparations

There Went the Bride | Carina Chocano

My Bridal Meltdown | Rory Evans

The Best-Laid Wedding Plans | Jennifer Armstrong

Etiquette & Registry

Manners and the Marrying Girl | Elise Mac Adam

The Registry Strikes Back | Janelle Brown

Weddings & the Single Girl

It All Started with Princess Di | Daisy de Villeneuve

The Honor of My Presence | Meghan Daum

Family & Budget

Parental Control | Amy Sohn

My Perfect Wedding | Samina Ali

Going Bridal | Farah L. Miller

My Mothers Wedding, Myself | Gina Zucker

Father of the Bride | Kathleen Hughes

Getting Hitched

First, Reader, I Made Him Up, and Then I Married Him | Jacquelyn Mitchard

The Second Trimester | Ruth Davis Konigsberg

My So-Called Indie Wedding | Lori Leibovich

Weddings Arent Just for Straight People Anymore | Anne Carle

Rubber Chicken | Julie Powell

To Have or Have Not: Sex on the Wedding Night | Jill Eisenstadt

For Better or for Worse?

Survivor Honeymoon | Amanda Eyre Ward

Weddings for Everyone | Amy Bloom

Happily Ever After | Dani Shapiro



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hwh20, May 4, 2007 (view all comments by hwh20)
Love it! These talented writers together in one place is a must read for anyone in the process of getting married. The real life accounts and insights into the modern wedding experience are a much needed and refreshing read in a market saturated with ridiculously high pressures. I laughed, I cried, I was inspired to make 100 clothespin doll replicas of myself and my groom.
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Curran, Colleen
Vintage Books USA
Edited by Colleen Curran
Weddings -- Planning.
Weddings -- Humor.
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