Sometimes you need a laugh out loud book! The Wedding Beat by Devan Sipher is that book. Devan Sipher is a writer for The New York Times “Vows” Section. I religiously study the weddings in the New York Times every Sunday so I was excited to read this book.
My friends at Penguin Books are offering one copy of The Wedding Beat to Great Thoughts’ readers. Just leave a comment here to enter to win. The contest will close on April 10th, 2012. Giveaway terms are here. U.S. shipping only.
These quotes say it all:
Of the bridesmaids at a posh wedding, Sipher writes, “… form-hugging pink sheath dresses, which I couldn’t help notice showcased impressive cleavage on each woman. Then I realized it wasn’t just the dresses that were identical; the bridesmaids had matching breasts…. “Yes, they all went to the same doctor.”
“… I was relieved it was just my father wishing me a Happy New Year. Or at least I assumed that was why Saul Greene was calling his firstborn. Good tidings and random assaults were often interchangeable in my family.”
Of the womanizing brother, he writes, “Maybe he’ll get one of his girlfriends pregnant by mistake,” my mother had said to me. “A mother can only hope.”
“There should be exit interviews for dating. Just a brief evaluation of the highlights and challenges of the relationship, and maybe a few questions like “”So what exactly was it that motivated you to dump me?”
Penguin Books provided a review copy of this book and will send the giveaway book directly to the winner All opinions are my own. Giveaway terms are here.
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