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Wedding Cake for Breakfast: Essays on the Unforgettable First Year of Marriage Paperback – May 1, 2012
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“These insightful essays offer so much more than one might expect from a collection about the first year of marriage. When you treat yourself to Wedding Cake for Breakfast, you will come away entertained, encouraged, and enlightened, as if you’d just spent a weekend in the company of dear friends.” — Therese Fowler, author of Souvenir and Exposure
“Wedding Cake for Breakfast is a pure delight! What a wonderful reminder that in the end we are all neurotic, scared, and somewhat delirious as we navigate that often wacky but usually happy first year of marriage.” — Jessica Anya Blau, author of Drinking Closer to Home
“I loved Wedding Cake so much, I just couldn’t put it down! I highly recommend this delightful and delightfully frank look at marriage in its blush of infancy (aka before the dysfunction kicks in). Men: if you want to understand your bride, read this book. It pulls the curtain back to reveal the fertile imagination lurking in the female mind.” — Jenny Gardiner, author of Slim to None
“Wedding Cake for Breakfast is a perfectly rendered collection of wise and funny memories about the exquisitely complex first year of marriage. Simmering with love and powered by talented writers who paint hope and heart into every story, this book should be required reading for anyone who has or is about to tie the knot.” — Ann Wertz Garvin, author of On Maggie’s Watch
About the Author
After a long career as a book publisher, Wendy Sherman established her New York-based literary agency 12 years ago out of a desire to work more closely with writers, and she's loved every minute of it. She lives with her two semi-grown daughters and one very adorable King Charles Spaniel.
Top Customer Reviews
Jenna McCarthy writes a particularly funny but hard-hitting essay about the wonders of married life as presented in pop culture and how that exact picture of candlelight dinners and perfect sex aren't exactly the way most couples find their lives post-honeymoon. Whether you are famous or not, McCarthy states, you have the same chance of marrying the wrong person and ending up with a lot of heartbreak.
On the other end, you have writer Daphne Uviller, who was married less than 48 hours before 9/11 happened. The story of the days following their honeymoon and their very positive attitude about the day is quite remarkable and uplifting without being annoying.
Lost luggage, family advice and pregnancy tests all figure prominently in other tales of the marital struggle, with good and sometimes bad results. Some are older and more experienced in life, while others are younger and experiencing adult milestones while being married. But all the women in this collection are honest to a fault and offer a glimpse into a contemporary marriage between men and women, who strive for equality and want so badly for the fairy tale to be real. They all know, though, that it's just a fairy tale, and sometimes the real thing is so much better than that. On some days you want to pack your bag and hightail it to some farwaway land forever rather than face your spouse at the end of the day.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am lending my copy to my friends because I loved the book and I want share memories of weddings.Published 19 months ago by Elsa L. Aguirre
This book was recommended to me by a co-worker who had also read it right after being married. You find yourself really connecting with those who wrote the essays. Read morePublished on September 30, 2013 by Stephanie
What a wonderful book! A great mix of funny and touching, Essay format is so easy to pick up and put down.Published on September 23, 2013 by Penny Reynolds
I heard about this book on NPR and had to get a copy. I wish I knew about it when I first got married, but it's only been a couple of years so we're still figuring things out. Read morePublished on May 8, 2013 by MariainCola
I'm about to finish my first year of marriage and reading these was truly amazing. It is full of stories with true heart and honesty, not fairy tale like.Published on June 10, 2012 by jari