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My Wedding Dress: True-Life Tales of Lace, Laughter, Tears and Tulle

3.55 of 5 stars 3.55  ·  rating details  ·  29 ratings  ·  6 reviews
My Wedding Dress explores the wedding outfit as a touchstone garment in women’s lives. In the tradition of Dropped Threads, this collection offers twenty-six true stories from well-known writers and fresh new literary voices. These are intimate stories about relationships; not just those between men and women, but between women and their mothers, friends and children. And, ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published January 2nd 2007 by Vintage Canada
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Ava Strange
I picked up this book at a church sale earlier this summer, and even though it's completely different from anything I would normally read, screaming at first glance A SAPPY CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL TYPE JUNK, I really enjoyed it. I read 88 pages on the first day. On the second day I read 128, and on the third day I finished it. I wasn't even off work.
Yes, many of the stories were sappy, but never gratuitously so. Every word of emotion was more than called for, even while some of the marriages d
This was the book I chose for our monthly book club meeting for January. I thought the concept of a bunch of women writing stories about their wedding dresses was enchanting.

Some of the stories WERE enchanting, like the one about the bride who waited for a man who would quote a certain poem for her. Some were funny, like the one with the bride who finds her skin dyed fuschia on her wedding night. Some were heartbreaking such as the one with the bride who married days after tragedy rocked her fam
This is a beautiful, realistic book. As an engaged woman, I am bombarded with messages about what my wedding should be like. There seems to be no room for the difficult things that can come up related to a wedding. This book is the antidote to all that unrealistic pressure. The stories in here include the beautiful and the tough things that can and have happened--poverty, overbearing mothers, hostile in-laws, alcoholic fathers, not to mention depression, marrying the wrong man, and kidnapping. I ...more
Crystal Allen
Jun 25, 2008 Crystal Allen rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Brides-to-be, wedding junkies
Shelves: memoirs
Like any book of memoirs by a collected group of authors some of the stories in this book are wonderful... full of laughter and tears... while others.... well are awful and I couldn't care less about them.

That being said I think this is a really nice collection of wedding stories and that it would be a nice gift for any bride-to-be or wedding junky.

Best picked up and read piece by piece instead of all in one big chunk. Whenever I need a wedding fix this will be my book to go to.
I absolutely loved this book. It was a collection of stories from many very different women about their wedding dresses. The stories span generations and continents. Some stories were familiar and other bizarre. Each story brings you closer to an understanding of the variety of human experience. It was a beautiful book.
Some of the wedding dress stories were very enjoyable to read, unfortunately that was only a handfull the majority I couldn't wait to be done.
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Anne was born in Don Mills in 1953. She’s been a waitress, baker, store clerk, fruit picker and milked cows. Her all-time favourite job was being a school librarian. She often writes about experiences she, her siblings, her friends, her four children, even complete strangers had, or she imagines they had, and then embellishes. Liberally. She divides her year, writing and teaching, between Toronto ...more
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