The Bridesmaids (Paperback)

True Tales of Love, Envy, Loyalty . . . and Terrible Dresses (Picador True Tales)

By Eimear Lynch, Hanya Yanagihara (Series edited by)

Picador, 9781250041777, 256pp.

Publication Date: April 29, 2014

List Price: 16.99*
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Description

"An entertaining beach read… [and] a nice way to provide your besties with reading material for the bachelorette weekend."—Lauren Conrad

WHAT DO A FORMER FASHION MODEL, AN EX-NUN, AND A FRAT BOY HAVE IN COMMON? VIRTUALLY NOTHING, EXCEPT THAT EACH HAS EXPERIENCED A UNIVERSAL RITE OF PASSAGE: BEING A BRIDESMAID.

Each year 11 million bridesmaids lead their best friends down the aisle. Most wear matching dresses, and nearly all have a thing or two to say about the bride. In this uproarious oral history, editor and journalist Eimear Lynch offers us an intimate glimpse at the moments the wedding photographer failed to capture.

From the accidental bridesmaid who helped sew the bride into her "designer" gown to the tomboy who struggled to carry Princess Diana's twenty-five foot train, The Bridesmaids lifts the veil on the Big Day. Opening with her own experiences as a five-time 'maid, Eimear gives us stories that are by turns heartfelt, funny, scandalous, and sometimes downright strange. An ode to the good, the bad, the strapless chiffon, and the occasional three-piece suit—and, above all, to the supporting actresses and actors who wore them—The Bridesmaids is a colorful walk down the aisle that you won't want to miss, and the perfect companion for every bridesmaid-to-be.



About the Author

Eimear Lynch, author of The Bridesmaids, is a writer and editor who has worked at Condé Nast Traveler, Town & Country, and Bloomberg Businessweek. A five-time bridesmaid, she lives in Brooklyn.


Praise For The Bridesmaids: True Tales of Love, Envy, Loyalty . . . and Terrible Dresses (Picador True Tales)

“An entertaining beach read… [and] a nice way to provide your besties with reading material for the bachelorette weekend.” —Lauren Conrad

“A surprisingly moving oral history of wedding party experiences, ranging from brothers who have served as bridesmen to the 13-year-old responsible for folding Princess Diana's legendary train at the royal wedding.” —The Cut

“Hysterical….The Bridesmaids will have you cracking up in your lounge chair.” —Cosmopolitan.com, Getaway Must-Haves

“Whether you're a seasoned pro or a wedding party newbie, you're sure to pick up some tips (and have a few laughs) while reading Lynch's heartwarming ode to being a bridesmaid.” —Birchbox Book Club

“Lynch is something of a modern wedding expert… A collection of short, true stories based on her conversations with bridesmaids of all stripes.” —The New Republic

“This insider's look at the bridesmaid experience compiled by Lynch is fun to read, as well as a cautionary tale for both bridesmaids and brides… A collection of tales both wacky and touching dished out by bridesmaids from all walks of life.” —Natalie Papailiou, Shelf Awareness

“Some of the stories are absolutely hilarious; some are so touching you need to wipe tears from your eyes…. If you are a bridesmaid-to-be or planning a wedding yourself, I highly recommend pickup up this book.” —The Oklahoman

“You can't go wrong with this book.” —Library Journal

“Lynch explores the true stories of bridesmaids… including the woman who carried Princess Diana's 25-foot train down the aisle and a woman who walked down the aisle of a prison to support her sister.” —Chicago Tribune

“An intimate oral history of the silly, funny, and lovely aspects of being a bridesmaid; readers can decide for themselves what they think about the modern wedding experience.” —Kirkus Reviews