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Well Groomed: A Wedding Planner for What's-His-Name (and His Bride) [NOOK Book]

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In this one-of-a-kind survival guide to "the big day," newlywed Peter Scott candidly reveals all the wedding preparation do's and don'ts. Covering everything from choosing the perfect location to hiring the right photographer to questions that are too stupid to ask, even for a man ("Where do the centerpieces go?), Well Groomed tackles just about any scenario that might confront the modern groom. This step-by-step manual, balancing sensible advice with irresistible wit, is sure to be the one gift that every groom ...
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Well Groomed: A Wedding Planner for What's-His-Name (and His Bride)

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Overview

In this one-of-a-kind survival guide to "the big day," newlywed Peter Scott candidly reveals all the wedding preparation do's and don'ts. Covering everything from choosing the perfect location to hiring the right photographer to questions that are too stupid to ask, even for a man ("Where do the centerpieces go?), Well Groomed tackles just about any scenario that might confront the modern groom. This step-by-step manual, balancing sensible advice with irresistible wit, is sure to be the one gift that every groom will be thankful for (no more toasters!).
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This groom's guide by newlywed television and film writer Scott might fit more easily into the category of wedding humor than wedding planning. Scott's gift for hyperbole is apparent in every chapter as he contrasts the idealized version of the big day with his own hilarious take on reality. Typical is his advice on dealing with the caterer: "Item-crab cakes. Quantity caterer recommends: one per person. Quantity you will actually need: twenty-three per person." Yet for all his wise-cracking sarcasm, there are nuggets of wisdom to be mined from the book. With the stress of overspending budgets; compiling guest lists; selecting attendants; choosing locations; and dealing with parents, gift registries, invitations, attire, and rings, what engaged couple wouldn't welcome a little comic relief? Though this is hardly an essential purchase, libraries with large wedding planning collections will relish this one-of-a-kind groom's survival guide for its entertainment value.-Deborah Ebster, Univ. of Central Florida Libs., Orlando Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596919051
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 12/27/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,264,627
  • Product dimensions: 5.06 (w) x 7.75 (h) x 0.62 (d)
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

A graduate of Harvard University, Peter Scott has written for both television and film. He hopes to have children someday so that he can take another intimate and important moment in his life and turn it into a funny book.
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Well Groomed



A Wedding Planner for What's-His-Name (and His Bride)



By Scott, Peter


Bloomsbury USA



Copyright © 2006

Scott, Peter

All right reserved.


ISBN: 1596910690



Excerpted from "Chapter One: How Can a Magazine Cost $12.95 and Not Have Pictures of Naked People In It--An Introduction to Bridal Magazines":

Immediately after you become engaged, and in some cases as you are putting the ring on her finger, your brand new fiancée will celebrate the commitment you have just made to her by leaving you alone in the house while she goes off to buy bridal magazines. Upon arriving at her local newsstand, your fiancée will be met by several of her closest female friends. These friends have not been called – they have been summoned to this particular location by supernatural powers, just like all those people who drove to Iowa to watch dead guys play baseball at the end of Field of Dreams... The first thing her friends will do is look at her engagement ring and discuss how much they love it. Or rather, they will say how much they love it, but they will really be speaking in secret girl code.

What Women Say About The Engagement Ring / What They Really Mean
It's very unique! / I have the same one.


I've seen that ring before at the jewelers and admired it! / I hate my own ring.
He must have spent a fortune on that thing! / He got ripped off.
That's a big stone! / It's fake.
It looks just like my mother's engagement ring. / It sucks.
I think it's wonderful that he didn't bow to societal pressure and buy you a diamond. / He sucks.


Continues...




Excerpted from Well Groomed
by Scott, Peter
Copyright © 2006 by Scott, Peter.
Excerpted by permission.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2006

    Excellent Book for Both the Bride and the Groom!

    I read a review for this book and knew only a few sentences in that this was a book I had to get and read. Well Groomed is one of the funniest books I have ever read, and I really hope that the author writes more. My soon-to-be-hubby hardly ever reads books but he read this one and loved it too. What a great way to learn to laugh at the stress of planning a wedding. I certainly recommend this book to both the Groom and the Bride. Heck, the rest of the families should read it too!

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