Thursday, August 23, 2012

Diary of a Mad Bride by Laura Wolf

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Pages: 294 
Format: book 
Buy the Book: Amazon 




Goodreads:  My wedding was starting in less than twenty minutes, and I was stuck in a 7-Eleven parking lot with popcorn kernels wedged in my gums and vanilla ice cream melting on my dress. It was a disaster too large to comprehend. After an agonizing year spent planning my wedding, could it really end like this? The voices chronicling a year of wedding hysteria swirled in my head....

— My grandmother upon viewing my engagement ring:

“What do you mean he gave you an emerald! Diamonds are eternal, emeralds say, maybe five years.”

— My future father-in-law on the night of my engagement party:

“To a happy marriage and, if necessary, a painless divorce!”

— My best friend, Anita:

“Oh, screw congratulations. Of course I’m happy for you. Stephen’s a major piece of ass and he’s got a sense of humor. Just as long as you’re certain this is what you want.” 

Would I survive this day after all....?






Kritters Thoughts:  What a perfect read for a bride to be and any of her friends who may experience the crazy!  Formatted in a diary fashion the book chronicles the months and plans leading up to a wedding.  I love that our main character from the beginning put out the front that she was trying to avoid any bridezilla moments, but they can sneak up on you when you least expect them.


With a groom that is very busy at work and a rough times with both families, I loved reading this story in the middle of my planning.  The characters felt real and I could picture them walking down the street and passing me by. The book had the perfect mix of humor and comedy mixed with character development and heart/soul.    


I would put this book in the hands of every bride and bridesmaid to see a fictionized version, but to know that there will be a moment in each planning process where crazy can hit a fan.    




Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel


Off the Shelf Challenge 2012: 3 out of 50

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