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Always a bridesmaid (for hire) : stories on growing up, looking for love, and walking down the aisle for complete strangers
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xi, 301 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
I "uggghhh" weddings -- A familiar kind of love -- You can always come back home -- A brief history of my life after graduation -- Will you be my bras-maid? -- For the love of JDate -- All of my friends got engaged -- Bridesmaid is just another name for a warrior in a taffeta dress -- The curious case of the serial bouquet catcher -- Women seeking women: professional bridesmaid -- Bridesmaid for hire: crazy or genius? -- The strange thing about strangers -- The perfect match -- A time and a square to say I DO -- Famous last words -- What Ray says, goes -- Oh, you'll totally wear it again (twenty things you can really do with an old bridesmaid dress) -- Those who will remain nameless -- Stand-up comedy school dropout -- Ghosts of a bridesmaid's past -- Ask a professional bridesmaid (real questions from real girls) -- Eggs sunny-side frozen -- DTW to AWOL -- Good-bye, cold feet -- Thirty wedding songs I never want to dance to again -- Love always perseveres.
"In the tradition of Sloane Crosley, Mindy Kaling, and Katie Heaney, a hilarious and insightful memoir about one New York City Millennial's journey to find herself, her dream career, and true love, all while juggling a truly unique job as the world's only professional bridesmaid. After moving to New York City in her mid-twenties to pursue her dream of writing--and not living on the "Upper East Side" of her parents' house anymore--Jen Glantz looked forward to a future of happy hours and Sunday brunches with her besties. What she got instead were a string of phone calls that began with, "Jen, I have something exciting to tell you!" and ended with, "I'd be honored if you would be my bridesmaid." At first she was delighted, but it wasn't long before she realized two things: all of her assets were tied up in bridesmaid dresses, and she herself was no closer to finding The One. She couldn't do much about the second thing (though her mother would beg to differ), but she could about the first. One (slightly tipsy) night, Jen posted an ad on Craigslist advertising her services as a professional bridesmaid. When she woke up the next morning, it had gone viral. What began as a half-joke suddenly turned into a lifetime of adventure for Jen-and more insight into the meaning of love than she was getting from OKCupid--as she walked down the aisle at stranger after stranger's wedding. Fresh, funny, and surprisingly sweet, Always a Bridesmaid (For Hire) is an entertaining reminder that even if you don't have everything together, you can still be a total boss--or, at the very least, a BFF to another girl in need"-- Provided by publisher.
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New York ; London ; Toronto : Atria Books, 2017.