Bad Bridesmaid: Bachelorette Brawls and Taffeta Tantrums--Tales from the Front Lines

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Henry Holt and Company, Feb 6, 2007 - Reference - 192 pages
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A laugh-out-loud look at the most underrated supporting role in today's maxed-out wedding world, featuring "bad bridesmaids" who've had enough taffeta to last a lifetime

I just can't have any negative energy around my wedding." This is what Siri Agrell's best friend told her just before kicking her out of the wedding that Agrell had spent many months—and dollars—preparing for. Her offense? It's not that she slept with the groom, or even the best man. She didn't get drunk at the shower. She didn't buy the cheapest casserole dish on the registry.

But she did question the role of today's much-maligned bridesmaid in an article she wrote for a national newspaper. Despite the bags of fan mail the piece generated, the bride was not amused. Agrell was booted from the bridal party in favor of a similarly sized cousin—and no, she did not get reimbursed for the $100 gold shoes she'd already bought to match the bridesmaid dress.

Now she's putting all that experience and fan mail to good use: like no other book on the market, Bad Bridesmaid is a hilarious tale of weddings gone wild, full of anecdotes and advice from women worldwide, and the perfect gift to get former, current, and future bridesmaids ready for action (or therapy). It's time to give the bridesmaid back her voice, her independence, and the natural waistline that has long been hidden under layers of responsibility and badly constructed tulle!

 

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User Review  - bamalibrarylady - LibraryThing

Usually when a woman gets engaged, after figuring out things like cake choices and flower selection comes assigning the role of bridesmaids. What "Bad Bridesmaid" seeks to do is provide readers with a ... Read full review

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User Review  - juglicerr - LibraryThing

This is a laugh-out loud funny book, except perhaps to brides. Despite the title, and cover picture, the book is less about bridesmaids behaving badly, and more about how they are imposed upon by ... Read full review

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Contents

Disengaged
Engaged
Masturbating to Martha Stewart
Sea Foam Blues
The Golden Shower
The Bachelorette Complex
Extreme Makeover
The Big Day
Fhe Honeymoons Over
I DoOver
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Siri Agrell is on the staff of Canada's National Post and primarily covers cultural trends. A world traveler, competitive sailor, and veteran freelancer, she has written articles on fashion, politics, the Pope, and those crazy Bush twins.

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