Tuesday, November 25, 2008
One Perfect Day by Rebecca Mead
One Perfect Day: The Selling of the American Wedding is a wonderfully snarky book that grew out of a New Yorker article Rebecca Mead wrote about the Wal-martization of the wedding business. One Perfect Day reminded me of Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich, except it was less depressing (because having your wedding reception moved to the Sandals resort's exercise room due to rain is ultimately not as bad as earning minimum wage.) Two parts I especially loved: the story about the bride pinata at the wedding planner conference, and the fact that Donald and Melania Trump registered at Tiffany's, despite the fact that Donald Trump could just buy the whole store himself.