Synopses & Reviews
Following the stunning success of 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter
-- which was adapted into a TV show for ABC -- W. Bruce Cameron returns with an even more hilarious look at fatherhood, capturing the predicament of the forgotten man in the tux at his little girl's wedding.
As Cameron explains, modern weddings are much like royal coronations, only more expensive. Aside from the writing of checks, there is not much fathers understand about them. Why can't guests successfully eat, drink, and dance unless the whole event is as carefully choreographed as a Broadway production? With his characteristic wit, Cameron captures the aspects of the wedding that are the most ridiculous to paternal eyes, for example:
why the wedding needs a theme (this one is "We're all stressed out")
why the wedding has to be photographed as if it will be reviewed by the Warren Commission
why the bouquet must include a species of flower found only at the tip of the Himalayas
why the wedding dress has to strike the right mood (which, judging from everyone's behavior, might best be summed up as "crabby")
Throughout it all, however, a father keeps faith that the wedding -- if not the wedding preparation -- will make his daughter a happy woman.
Hilarious yet poignant, 8 Simple Rules for Marrying My Daughter is sure to be a comfort to the legions of fathers (and mothers) who will one day have a daughter walking down the aisle.
The bestselling author of "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter" reveals to parents the answers to mysteries, such as why the wedding has to be in colors no one has ever heard of and why a wedding cake costs as much as a compact car.
About the Author
W. Bruce Cameron is a nationally syndicated columnist and the author of 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter, which was the basis for the television show 8 Simple Rules on ABC, now syndicated nightly on ABC Family. He is also the author of How to Remodel a Man and is the two-time winner of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists Award for best humor columnist and the winner of the 2006 Robert Benchley Award
Table of Contents
1. There Are 8 Simple Rules for Marrying My Daughter
2. An Announcement of Earth-Shattering Proportions and That Is No Exaggeration
3. You Are In Charge of the Plan
4. Meet Bridezilla and the Devil Woman Who Spawned Her
5. Industrial-Strength Pressure
6. You Need Professional Help
7. You Can Feed All of the People Some of the Time, or Some of the People All of the Time, But You Can't Feed a Wedding Party
8. Three Weddings and a Father
9. Bride of Frankenwedding
10. Though Bridal Showers May Come Your Way, They Bring the Flowers for Which You Pay
11. Countdown to Bridal Blastoff
12. The Calm Before the Storm Is Not So Calm
13. Cold Feet on a Hot August Night
14. Last Dance