A Walk Down the Aisle: Notes on a Modern Wedding

A Walk Down the Aisle: Notes on a Modern Wedding

by Kate Cohen
     
 

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"If you are planning or have ever planned to be a bride, this book will make you think and then make you cry."—Boston Globe
In this modern age, why do we carry on that most traditional of all traditions: marriage? When Kate Cohen decided to marry her longtime boyfriend, it seemed like a natural choice. But why? In an age of widespread cohabitation and

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"If you are planning or have ever planned to be a bride, this book will make you think and then make you cry."—Boston Globe
In this modern age, why do we carry on that most traditional of all traditions: marriage? When Kate Cohen decided to marry her longtime boyfriend, it seemed like a natural choice. But why? In an age of widespread cohabitation and divorce—when marriage is no longer the master key to sex, a shared home, or security—what reasons did she have for marrying? With charm and honesty, A Walk Down the Aisle addresses our desires to wed traditionally, and also to break with tradition. Illuminating familiar wedding customs by showing us those from other cultures and eras, and enlisting the ideas of figures from John Milton to Lyle Lovett, Cohen looks at how we wed today, how we find a true love, or how we find a china pattern. We join her during the summer before she walked down the aisle, and with her we face the questions her restless mind encountered—including the most troubling and, finally, exhilarating ones: What does that walk mean? And why does it feel so right?

Editorial Reviews

Boston Globe
If you are planning or have ever planned to be a bride,this book will make you think and then make you cry.
Library Journal
This is a poignant memoir of a modern, educated, cohabitating couple's decision to marry with an honest discussion of why they embraced some wedding traditions and modified or rejected others completely. Cohen (The Nepii Modona Diaries) has thoroughly researched wedding customs of many eras and cultures and slyly educates readers about the traditions that many Americans continually embrace without fully understanding. Her story is likely to appeal to and comfort those who are sure about marriage but leery of the customary hoopla. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393324129
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
01/17/2003
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Kate Cohen is the author of The Neppi Modona Diaries: Reading Jewish Survival Through My Italian Family.

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