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
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Original essays by Top Women Writers
Julianna Baggott _ Curtis Sittenfeld _ Catherine Ingrassia _ Elizabeth Crane
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 loud and take solace in Altared. In 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. 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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User Review  - kristenn - LibraryThing

A nice balance of scenarios by some very entertaining writers. A pretty safe book as a gift for the newly-engaged, in that it's all happy endings. Even the person who calls off the wedding seemed to ... Read full review

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User Review  - jehara - LibraryThing

this is a great collection of essays written by women writers. i really enjoyed all of them and found some of them especially illuminating. there was a full range of experiences captured. one ... Read full review


The Child Bride and Groom Julianna Baggott
The Wedding Vow Curtis Sittenfeld
Diana Martha and Me Catherine Ingrassia

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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 fiance 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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