Reflections on the Beginnings of a Marriage
Anchor Books, Paperback, 9780385720458, 240pp.
Publication Date: May 15, 2001
When the love of her life slipped a diamond ring on her finger and said the magic words, Amanda Beesley entered the enchanted world she had dreamed of since childhood. If the reality doesn't always match the fantasy, Amanda quickly uncovers the comedy in every predicament.
It's hard to keep smiling when she discovers that her mother has Alzheimer's. But the tender way her father attends to her mother, becomes its own lesson in marriage well-lived. Perceptive, intimate, and inspiring, Something New is a delight for anyone thinking about marriage, old or new.
"A hip, insightful look—by a refreshingly self-deprecating writer—at what saying 'I do' means...today." —Mademoiselle
"A charmingly candid take on what happens when a worldly urban couple decides to get hitched." —Entertainment Weekly
"Reveals marriage's secrets as well as its comforts.... Poignant." —USA Today