Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Toaster Broke, So We're Getting Married by Pamela Holm

This light read is that most elusives of memoirs, the funny kind. The title refers to the way Pamela Holm's boyfriend broke the ice about talking about marriage: "Sometimes people get toasters as wedding gifts."

The Toaster Broke is a chronicle of the year the author spent alternately planning her second wedding, and being horrified at how she was suddenly interested in weddings (as a writer & former single mother in San Francisco, it does seem unlikely). Holm and her husband recently finished spending a year in India & blogging about it here.

It's been a while since I read it (I discovered it in the wedding planning books & it was a welcome respite from filling out forms that asked, "Please diagram where the wedding party will stand and the family members will sit" blah blah blah) but I really enjoyed it.

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