Father of the Bride
The 50th anniversary edition of Edward Streeter's heartwarming classic, "Father of the Bride."
Poor Mr. Banks! His jacket is too tight, he can't get a cocktail, and he's footing the bill....He's the father of the bride.
Stanley Banks is just your ordinary suburban dad. He's the kind of guy who believes that weddings are simple affairs in which two people get married. But when daddy's little girl announces her engagement to Buckley, Mr. Banks feels like his life has been turned upside down. And any man with a daughter can appreciate Mr. Banks's feelings.
Kay: Now, Pops, please. If we're going --
Mr. Banks: -- and what's his last name? I hope it's better than his first one.
Kay: Pops, I'm not going to sit here --
Mr. Banks: -- and where the hell does he come from -- and who does he think is going to support him? If it's me he's got another guess coming. And who in God's name --
To say the least, Mr. Banks isn't taking it well, and to make matters worse, he must host cocktail parties with the in-laws-to-be, initiate financial planning talks with Buckley, and moderate family conferences on who will be invited to the reception.
Who can blame him when he sinks so low as to offer Kay $1500 to elope?
But Mr. Banks holds his peace, and when the last wedding guest has departed from his confetti-matted house, he has his memories, and you have a merry record of his tribulations.
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"Father of the Bride" is a classic comedic tale set in the late 1940's, detailing the trials and tribulations of an irritated yet loving father who must see to the details of his beloved daughter's ... Read full review
The Great Decision 15
Getting Acquainted 34
Financial Matters 45
The News Is Broken 56
The Fat Is In the Fire 68
These Shall Be the Wedding Guests 78
You Cant Win 92
Big Business 105
Tomorrows My Daughters Wedding Day 154
Who Giveth This Woman? 185