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A Top-Notch Memoir
on May 24, 2012
I don't normally read books of this type, but a friend suggested it to me, and, fortunately, I was smart enough to take the suggestion. Rachel Eddey has written a funny, sassy, and very entertaining book cataloging the ups and downs of preparing for The Perfect Wedding. It reads like Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, where expectations often fall short of their intended goals and whatever can go wrong almost always does. If they ever do make it into a movie, it will be a great romantic comedy. Rachel and John, the two wannabe-marrieds, are engaging, likable, and funny, and the huge supporting cast of siblings, friends, parents, co-workers, and wedding-industry practitioners carry the story along nicely. Eddey's take on all the outrageousness is also highly entertaining and perceptive. Although it's hardly a how-to book for achieving the state of matrimony flawlessly, there is enough wisdom here, and youthful optimism, to calm the fears of even the most ceremonially-challenged of wannabe wives and husbands. Whether you're getting married or not, this is a book you will enjoy.