This is a Trade Size paperback, very, very funny and sometimes too close to home! A great read:
Meet Delilah Winchester
Bestselling romance novelist, lady-who-lunches, Hollywood insider. She of the Botoxed forehead, MAC-painted lips, and direct line to Oprah. My mother. There was a time when the pedigrees of neither my fiancé nor my engagement ring would have mattered to her, as long as I was happy. That was then. Now shes a celebrity, and my wedding is the ultimate publicity stunt. Shes got it all mapped out, from soup to nuts. Oh, and speaking of nuts
Meet Carmela Cantano
The Queen of Queens. She cooks; she cleans; she dotes on Anthony, The Worlds Most Wonderful Son. My future mother-in-law has her own ideas about the proper matrimonial sendoff for her precious baby boy: There will be church, cannoli, and Cousin Jimmy V. singing "Fly Me to the Moon." What there wont be is Delilahs vision of WASPy nuptial perfection
Emilie, hapless bride-to-be caught between Momzillas with opposing views and sharpened claws. On one side: Carmela, guilt, and tradition; on the other, Delilah and the three Ws (Wang, Weitzman and Weinstock). When, exactly, did my big day become theirs, and how do I get it back? Damned if I know. But somethings gotta give - and soon - or the wedding of the year will be short one bride
This book was HYSTERICAL! So funny, from the opening scene right through to some really fabulous situations that I *wish* could be done to an out-of-control Mom. The characters sparkle, the dialogue is fast and funny, the main character so masterful with her emotions and so practiced in the sarcasm that has gotten her through the challenge of growing up with a famous mother. The supporting characters, too, are a riot -- especially the broken-hearted, feng-shui-obsessed bridesmaid Leah. I hear there's a movie version of this novel in the works and a spin-off novel for the Leah character and her own, delicious happy ending [I won't spoil it for you, but you're going to love, love, love it. This is great chick lit, bridal chick lit at its best, not the least bit predicable...a fun, fast read that's going to get rid of your wedding stress immediately. You won't be able to put it down. The best book I've read in a long time!
Forget Bridezilla -- it's the Momzillas who stampede through this fluffy pre-nup novel, each pulling in her own determined way for the traditional -- No, high-fashion! -- No,Traditional! -- wedding of their respective offspring. Naylor even manages to make some unexpected choices in the resolution, but not before writing the Bridal Shower to End All Bridal Showers, including male strippers, a pinata full of condoms, and a drunken Karaoke session.