Altared: Bridezillas, Bewilderment, Big Love, Breakups, and what Women Really Think about Contemporary Weddings

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Colleen Curran
Vintage Books, 2007 - Family & Relationships - 368 pages
49 Reviews
Original essays by Top Women Writers
Julianna Baggott _ Curtis Sittenfeld _ Catherine Ingrassia _ Elizabeth Craneá
Lara Vapnyar _ Lisa Carver _ Carina Chocano _ Rory Evans _ Jennifer Armstrong _ Elise Mac Adam _ Janelle Brown _ Daisy de Villeneuve _ Meghan Daum _ Amy Sohn _ Samina Ali _ Farah L. Miller _ Gina Zucker _ Kathleen Hughes _ Jacquelyn Mitchard _ Ruth Davis Konigsberg _ Lori Leibovich _ Julie Powell _ Jill Eisenstadt _ Anne Carle _ Amanda Eyre Ward _ Amy Bloom _ Dani Shapiro

Anyone who is intimated by the prospect of planning a wedding will laugh out loudáand take solace in Altared.áIn this unexpected, heartwarming, thought-provoking collection, more than two dozen of our most perceptive and entertaining writers offer a wide range of takes on the modern wedding.á It's all here. Fantasies. Realities. Fond memories. A few regrets. From planning it to doing it and everything in between.

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Review: Altared: Bridezillas, Bewilderment, Big Love, Breakups, and What Women Really Think About Contemporary Weddings

User Review  - Kate Irwin-smiler - Goodreads

This is the book I meant to get instead of Nash's Altared States (above). This is a book of essays by various women, describing, in essense, what being engaged made them do - examining aspect of all ... Read full review

Review: Altared: Bridezillas, Bewilderment, Big Love, Breakups, and What Women Really Think About Contemporary Weddings

User Review  - Bethany - Goodreads

I happen to love collections of short stories from authors I already love, so this book was an easy one to pick up. But this collection of several women's views on weddings and marriage was ... Read full review

Contents

The Child Bride and Groom Julianna Baggott
3
The Wedding Vow Curtis Sittenfeld
14
Diana Martha and Me Catherine Ingrassia
24
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About the author (2007)

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 fiancÚ this past summer, after beginning work on this anthology, and is now happily married in Richmond, Virginia where she lives and works.

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