Mother of the Bride

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

By Ilene Beckerman; Ilene Beckerman (Illustrator)
(Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Paperback, 9781565124769, 168pp.)

Publication Date: April 2005

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Description
"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.



About the Author
Ilene Beckerman was nearly sixty when she began her writing career. Her articles have appeared in the "New York Times", the "Los Angeles Times", and "Ladies' Home Journal". She has judged "People's" "Best and Worst Dressed" issue and has traveled the country, speaking to women's groups. "Sometimes," she says, "i feel like Grandma Moses-she didn't start until later in life either-but i try not to look like her."

Ilene Beckerman was nearly sixty when she began her writing career. Her articles have appeared in the "New York Times", the "Los Angeles Times", and "Ladies' Home Journal". She has judged "People's" "Best and Worst Dressed" issue and has traveled the country, speaking to women's groups. "Sometimes," she says, "i feel like Grandma Moses-she didn't start until later in life either-but i try not to look like her."
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