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Wasn't all fluff and happiness... rather fact and raw edged material.
In her new book "One Perfect Day," New Yorker writer Rebecca Mead dares to question our sense of proportion when it comes to how we marry and what it costs us.
Most certainly read this book if you are planning a wedding and have an open mind: it will very likely change your view dramatically.
I /really/ wanted to like this book. I have made a hobby of reading up on wedding industry economics and supply chains, books and blogs on how certain values were created around... Read morePublished 13 days ago by Bookreaders
Rebecca Mead has a very witty writing style and she uses it appropriately on wedding planning and the industry. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jennifer
Former New Yorker staff writer Rebecca Mead takes us on a journey through 'bridezilla' culture providing us with lots of reportage and data on the wedding industry. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Rusty Nails
While this seemed to be a book on the level of The American way of Death, it very much wasn't. There was a lot of interesting insights on the Wedding industry and I read it very... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Katherine Funk
This book was... strange? Yes. Strange.
It filled me with numbers and percentages about the wedding industry and explained the history behind 'traditions'. Read more
Rebecca Mead does not step delicately around issues surrounding modern American weddings in One Perfect Day -- rather, she tackles them head-on with class and wit. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Caroline Niziol
The author, who herself had a simple civil ceremony followed by a small reception at her home, described herself as having "never nurtured a desire to be a bride-by-the-book. Read morePublished 17 months ago by caligyrl
Ms. Mead's facts are well researched and all too accurate. A wedding is a religious rite (even for those who go to city hall for a secular wedding! Read morePublished 22 months ago by Mary F. Anderson
An avid reader of books analyzing the role of the consumer in the modern American marketplace (think Paco Underhill's Why We Buy: The Science of Shopping--Updated and Revised for... Read morePublished on June 22, 2011 by Miss Bennet