Mother of the Bride

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Mother of the Bride

The Dream, the Reality, the Search for a Perfect Dress

By Ilene Beckerman

Algonquin Books, Paperback, 9781565124769, 168pp.

Publication Date: April 8, 2005

An account that is sweetly sentimental and brutally honest, touching and witty in 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 us with great wisdom and wit why childbirth is less painful than planning a wedding.