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Mother of the Bride: The Dream, the Reality,…

Mother of the Bride: The Dream, the Reality, the Search for a Perfect… (2000)

by Ilene Beckerman

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The daughter is for the mother at once her double and another person..."
--Simon de Beauvoir, The Second Sex
Dedicated to my daughters.
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All mothers want their daughters to get married.
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An account that is sweetly sentimental and brutally honest, touching and wittyin short, a true gem. Publishers Weekly, starred review A work that adds great luster to an already golden event. The Memphis Commercial Appeal Her prose is spare, but rich with meaning and always very honest. The Cleveland Plain Dealer Pithy wit and cute drawings sketch the happy tears, bittersweet memories and flares of anxiety that a daughter's wedding elicits. The Dallas Morning News The relationship between a mother and daughter is often fraught but never so much as during the preparations for that walk down the aisle. Ilene Beckerman has taken that walk with three daughters and tells uswith great wisdom and witwhy childbirth is less painful than planning a wedding.… (more)

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