The Marrying Kind [NOOK Book]

Overview

Wedding planner Adam More has an epiphany: He has devoted all his life’s energy to creating events that he and his partner Steven are forbidden by federal law for having for themselves. So Adam decides to make a change. Organizing a boycott of the wedding industry, Steven and Adam call on gay organists, hairdressers, cater-waiters, priests, and hairdressers everywhere to get out of the business and to stop going to weddings, too. In this screwball, romantic comedy both the movement they’ve begun and their ...
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The Marrying Kind

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Overview

Wedding planner Adam More has an epiphany: He has devoted all his life’s energy to creating events that he and his partner Steven are forbidden by federal law for having for themselves. So Adam decides to make a change. Organizing a boycott of the wedding industry, Steven and Adam call on gay organists, hairdressers, cater-waiters, priests, and hairdressers everywhere to get out of the business and to stop going to weddings, too. In this screwball, romantic comedy both the movement they’ve begun and their relationship are put in jeopardy when Steven’s brother proposes to Adam’s sister and they must decide whether they’re attending or sending regrets.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014736824
  • Publisher: Bold Strokes Books, Inc
  • Publication date: 5/31/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 264
  • File size: 793 KB

Meet the Author

Ken O’Neill was born in Bridgeport Connecticut to an Irish Catholic father and a Romanian Orthodox mother, which means that most years he had the good fortune to receive Easter candy not just once but twice.

Ken lives in New York City with his partner and their two cats. When he’s not checking his Amazon rating to see if anyone has purchased his book, he enjoys reading, dancing (though usually when no one is watching), and eating dark chocolate, purely for medicinal reasons.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2013

    This book has an excellent premise, but the execution was lackin

    This book has an excellent premise, but the execution was lacking.
    From the start, I felt the author was trying too hard to be witty and/;or funny, and it ended up being distracting and tiring.  Steven, the narrator, is an indecisive slacker.  The story he tells is slow moving, and he wasn't given much depth; therefore I didn't  relate to him, nor did I have much interest in what happens to him.
    Fortunately, about a third of the way into the book, the storyline picks up a little and takes on some substance as the conflicts build.  However, it wasn't enough--the story touched only lightly on the issues surrounding same sex marriage,
    I just felt that the book could (or should) have been so much more.  I certainly didn't cry, because there was no real depth to any of the characters and I therefore didn't get emotionally involved. in them or their conflicts.  Nor did I laugh out loud, although to be fair I did chuckle once or twice.
    I wouldn't recommend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2012

    This book made me laugh and cry. Run, do not walk, and go buy

    This book made me laugh and cry. Run, do not walk, and go buy this book.

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  • Posted July 9, 2012

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    Wonderful

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    What an amazing and endearing book! I picked up this book because I thought it sounded like a light-hearted and amusing read. I had no idea…

    The narrator, Steven, is not just humorous but laugh-out-loud funny. One of the best running gags is his Romanian heritage. (“Societatea Farsarotul. Say it with me. ‘Sue-she-ta-ta Far-sha-row-tal.’”) When his father walked out on them, his mother declared him dead. Neighbors brought casseroles and the traditional mourning for the Orthodox Church was observed. And she insists (to everyone) that Steven writes for the New York Times (the New York Times) when in fact he writes for a free newspaper called the Gay New York Times. When he shows up, that is.

    When Adam realizes that he puts all his energies into planning events that he, himself, is not legally allowed to take part in, he dives head-first into an obsession of boycotting weddings, pulling a slightly unwilling Steven with him. But when his anti-marriage sister finally says yes to Steven’s brother, Adam and Steven end up warring not only between themselves but with almost everyone they know.

    I read this book in one sitting because I couldn’t put it down. I had to see what was going to happen to Steven and Adam next. I really hate to use terms like “fun-filled romp” and “a rollicking good time”, but this is exactly what the book is. The writing is heartfelt and sincere, as if the author were telling his own story, while keeping it light and witty. With Orangesicle bridesmaid’s dresses, flying bouquets, and a Marie Antoinette wedding in Jersey, this is one book I recommend you pick up and hold onto.

    Favorite Quote: “When I’d told him I’d never had occasion to wear a tux, he studied me like he was Margaret Mead stumbling upon the Polynesians for the first time.”

    “I planned to start eating a lot of very fattening food and stop doing any form of exercise. If we ended up in jail, best not to be so cute.”

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