Reflections on the Beginnings of a Marriage
By Amanda Beesley
(Anchor, Paperback, 9780385720458, 240pp.)
Publication Date: May 15, 2001
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A funny and heartfelt take on what getting married is all about, Something New takes readers from one couple's engagement to their first anniversary.
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.
Amanda Beesley is the author of a series of columns, "My First Year of Marriage," for Self magazine. She now lives with her husband, Nicky, and their dog, Emma, in New York City.
"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