A Few More Pages: Life With Books

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Saturday, June 23, 2007

One Perfect Day (Rebecca Mead)

Ah, neglected blog, you are not my first blog love. But although I have neglected you, I have hardly stopped reading. It's just that life with a toddler doesn't allow much time for quiet repose.

But One Perfect Day: The Selling of the American Wedding has broken me out of readership silence. This book by New Yorker writer Rebecca Mead takes a long, hard look at the American wedding and the industry behind it.

It's insightful without being cynical or snarky.

It's a reality check discussing what the wedding and marriage mean these days- and how much money is made off them through emotional manipulation.

I strongly recommend this for any bride to be- especially those considering using the Apache Indian Prayer (seriously, you can just look up its history in the index and skip to the relevant portions).

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Blogger Sarah said...

Hi Adrienne,
I'm leaving a comment here b/c I can't figure out how to respond to your comment on my last post! Do I just comment back within Blogger or use email? I'm still getting the hang of all this...

Anyway, I'll have to check out this book -- so many things that we have bought into as Americans were started by corporations -- engagement rings, now the "right hand ring" -- come on, do women really need to buy those diamonds to feel empowered? Just another way for the industry to make the big ones!

See you around,

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