Running of the Bride: My Frenzied Quest to Tie the Knot, Tear Up the Dance Floor, and Figure Out Why My 15 Minutes of Fame Included Commercial Breaks

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When Rachel's handsome studio exec boyfriend proposes on the Sex and the City movie set, she can't fathom the dizzying adventure ahead. Accepting a once-in-a-lifetime venue deal helps their budget but puts them on a crash course to get married in just four months—and time isn't their only challenge. They battle a wacky host of vendors, including a hair stylist who fakes a car accident and a makeup artist channeling Marilyn Manson, all while testing their love amid tastings and tulle. Using her nervous energy ...

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Overview

When Rachel's handsome studio exec boyfriend proposes on the Sex and the City movie set, she can't fathom the dizzying adventure ahead. Accepting a once-in-a-lifetime venue deal helps their budget but puts them on a crash course to get married in just four months—and time isn't their only challenge. They battle a wacky host of vendors, including a hair stylist who fakes a car accident and a makeup artist channeling Marilyn Manson, all while testing their love amid tastings and tulle. Using her nervous energy productively, Rachel enters every contest she can find, winning diamond earrings, a honeymoon, a photographer, and two wedding gowns. Her pop culture obsession lands the wedding party on two hit reality TV shows. There's just one problem as the clock ticks down: Her staunch perfectionism and fear of dancing threaten to derail everything. She has to redefine perfect and embrace the mistakes—or risk losing it all. Please take your seats. The wedding is about to begin.

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"An honest, laugh-out-loud account. Rachel is not only a gifted storyteller and a superb writer, she has an engaging sense of humor—and timing—that keeps readers glued to the page."—Long Island Woman"Funny, smart, and an excellent writer, Rachel Eddey gives Jen Lancaster a run for her money as she races with sarcastic wit and whine all the way up to the altar. … She holds her own, though, with her own style, a little bit sweet and a little bit sassy. She paints one vivid satirical vignette after another … Completely hilarious."—A Frugal Life "A funny, breezy romp through Manhattan wedding mania." —Susan Shapiro, author of Five Men Who Broke My Heart"A laugh-out-loud peek into the mind of a crazed bride. . . . Truly a great read!" —Jodie Sweetin, Full House actress and author of unSweetined"From the very first page of her hysterical memoir, she keeps us in stitches." —Amber Benson, Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress and writer/director"A fast read, full of funny and often heart-warming moments. . . . Compelling."—Dan Konopka, drummer for OK Go "Hilarious … I couldn't put down this heartfelt story of learning how to have it all." ­­—Carley Roney, cofounder and editor in chief of TheKnot.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762780068
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/15/2012
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Rachel Eddey earned her MFA in nonfiction from The New School in 2005. While working in the public relations department of Tiffany & Co., she helped plan events for high-profile guests, including Susan Sarandon, Tony Bennett, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kristen Bell, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Jeff Gordon, and Kristen Chenoweth. Her essays have appeared in the New York Times, Newsday, Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, St. Petersburg Times, and national magazines including Plenty, Tango, Grit, Wine Enthusiast, The Writer, and Whole Life Times. She is a featured blogger for the Jerusalem Post, which runs her Running of the Bride column. A senior writer / researcher at Columbia University, she lives with her husband in New York City. To his chagrin, she adores the color pink.

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  • Posted September 8, 2012

    Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings If you are plan

    Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings

    If you are planning a wedding or just got married, run to the closest bookstore or hop online and order this book - cute, funny and the perfect read! I read this book, the weekend before I got married in two sittings and wanted to read half of it aloud to my sweet, sweet groom who's to do list, is quite longer than mine at this point!!

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  • Posted June 29, 2012

    This book reads like a season of 24 about planning a wedding! R

    This book reads like a season of 24 about planning a wedding! Rachel's brother, my namesake, turned me on to this. It's a great summer read, but good for any season, obviously. The pages fly by. You're gonna really like this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2012

    Hilarious quick read.

    Hilarious quick read.

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