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Bad Bridesmaid: Bachelorette Brawls and Taffeta Tantrums--Tales from the… (original 2007; edition 2007)

by Siri Agrell (Author)

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Title:Bad Bridesmaid: Bachelorette Brawls and Taffeta Tantrums--Tales from the Front Lines
Authors:Siri Agrell (Author)
Info:Henry Holt and Co. (2007), Edition: First Edition, 204 pages
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Bad Bridesmaid: Bachelorette Brawls and Taffeta Tantrums--Tales from the Front Lines by Siri Agrell (2007)

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I expected this to be funnier...most of these girls just seem mean. ( )
  sweans | Jun 28, 2012 |
Usually when a woman gets engaged, after figuring out things like cake choices and flower selection comes assigning the role of bridesmaids. What "Bad Bridesmaid" seeks to do is provide readers with a front row seat as to the worst situations that can happen to a bridesmaid like being kicked out of the wedding or having to be in a wedding for a person you barely know. The book starts out with the author's own tale of going from a good bridesmaid to a bad bridesmaid. Mainly, after the author was chosen to be a bridesmaid in a friend's wedding, she wrote a newspaper article asking why bridesmaids were necessary in a wedding at all. Although others were amused and some sympathized with her opinions, the bride did not feel that way and told the author she was fired as a bridesmaid and was to be replaced the the bride's cousin. The remainder of the book is made up of stories from other former bridesmaids who also suffered the fate of being labeled a "bad bridesmaid." I feel "Bad Bridesmaid" has a split personality complex in that it goes from discussing the history of bridesmaids and their role in weddings to personal stories from other women who have been bridesmaids. I personally feel that the author of this book should have picked to either focus on the stories from former bridesmaids or the history of bridesmaids but not both. Another issue I had with the book was the way in which it was organized. While each chapter was introduced with a catchy title, interesting quote and a nice picture, there was no definite separation between the bridesmaid history and the former bridesmaid stories. Also, it was easy for the reader to get confused when confronted with all the different former bridesmaids who are involved in making this book. That being said, I think it would have been easier for the reader to have had a chart before the start of the book start the woman's name and how many times she served as a bridesmaid. I just think that a chart would have a lot more helpful so I would remember that the Giselle from Chapter 3 was the same Giselle in Chapter 8. All in all, this was a funny book which will make you think twice before saying "I do" to bridesmaid duty. ( )
  bamalibrarylady | Jan 14, 2010 |
very entertaining... fast read ( )
  amaryann21 | May 24, 2009 |
This is a laugh-out loud funny book, except perhaps to brides. Despite the title, and cover picture, the book is less about bridesmaids behaving badly, and more about how they are imposed upon by bridezillas. Perhaps the title will allow it to be "mistakenly" given to brides at engagement parties and showers as a subtle hint. It can also serve as a horrible warning to young women who might want to avoid agreeing to be a bridesmaid, or bail out early. Funny as it is, there is a serious point about brides out of control. ( )
  juglicerr | May 12, 2009 |
After reading this book I realize how easy my bridesmaids had it. I didn't ask them to do squat, of course they didn't do squat either.... From bridezillas to bad dresses it is all here...a very fun read. ( )
  bookwormteri | May 15, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0805082697, Hardcover)

A laugh-out-loud look at the most underrated supporting role in today's maxed-out wedding world, featuring "bad bridesmaids" who've had enough taffeta to last a lifetime

I just can't have any negative energy around my wedding." This is what Siri Agrell's best friend told her just before kicking her out of the wedding that Agrell had spent many months--and dollars--preparing for. Her offense? It's not that she slept with the groom, or even the best man. She didn't get drunk at the shower. She didn't buy the cheapest casserole dish on the registry.

But she did question the role of today's much-maligned bridesmaid in an article she wrote for a national newspaper. Despite the bags of fan mail the piece generated, the bride was not amused. Agrell was booted from the bridal party in favor of a similarly sized cousin--and no, she did not get reimbursed for the $100 gold shoes she'd already bought to match the bridesmaid dress.

Now she's putting all that experience and fan mail to good use: like no other book on the market, Bad Bridesmaid is a hilarious tale of weddings gone wild, full of anecdotes and advice from women worldwide, and the perfect gift to get former, current, and future bridesmaids ready for action (or therapy). It's time to give the bridesmaid back her voice, her independence, and the natural waistline that has long been hidden under layers of responsibility and badly constructed tulle!

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