Diary of a Mad Bride

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Delta Trade Paperbacks, 2002 - Fiction - 294 pages
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Once I was a sane, levelheaded professional woman. Then I said "yes." Now I am the lunatic bride I always made fun of!

What is it about getting married that turns normal people into total freaks?

A savvy, riotously funny novel, Diary of a Mad Bride is for anyone who has ever been a bride, is about to become a bride, yearned to be a bride, or suffered the sheer indignity of appearing in public in the world's ugliest bridesmaid dress....

My wedding was starting in less than twenty minutes, and I was stuck in a 7-Eleven parking lot with popcorn kernels wedged in my gums and vanilla ice cream melting on my dress. It was a disaster too large to comprehend. After an agonizing year spent planning my wedding, could it really end like this? The voices chronicling a year of wedding hysteria swirled in my head....

-- My grandmother upon viewing my engagement ring:

"What do you mean he gave you an emerald! Diamonds are eternal, emeralds say, maybe five years."

-- My future father-in-law on the night of my engagement party:

"To a happy marriage and, if necessary, a painless divorce!"

-- My best friend, Anita:

"Oh, screw congratulations. Of course I'm happy for you. Stephen's a major piece of ass and he's got a sense of humor. Just as long as you're certain this is what you want."

Would I survive this day after all....'

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User Review  - wareagle78 - LibraryThing

This one is a pleasure. Light, amusing, wry. Generally I am not a fan of books written in the form of diary entries, but this one was amusing enough to work. Read full review

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User Review  - drebbles - LibraryThing

Told in diary form by Amy and spread out over the course of a year, "Diary of A Mad Bride" is an occasionally amusing novel about the events leading up to the marriage of Amy Thomas and Stephen ... Read full review

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Laura Wolf is the author of Diary of a Mad Bride: A Novel, which Booklist called "a frolic that will appeal to brides and bridesmaids alike." She is also the author of Diary of a Mad Mother-to-Be and a scriptwriter. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Karl, and their daughter, Charlotte.

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