Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Pg. 69: "The Bridal Wave"

Earlier this month Erin Torneo and Valerie Cabrera Krause put their book The Bridal Wave: A Survival Guide to the Everyone-I-Know-is-Getting-Married Years to the Page 69 Test.

About the book, from the publisher:
It starts with the IGBN (I’ve Got Big News) phone calls and a mailbox full of Save the Dates. Next comes the meltdown: I always thought I’d be married by now. Why does she have a ring on her finger and I don’t? Soon you’re buying outrageously expensive china, dancing the electric slide with the groom’s dull but available cousin, and envisioning a long and single life for you and a dozen or so cats. But fear not!

Now Erin Torneo and Valerie Cabrera Krause show you how to surf The Bridal Wave on your own terms. This hilarious and practical guide to surviving the wedding blitz reveals the sanity-saving secrets to dealing with all manner of matri-mania, including how to

• manage finances during the costly wedding season
• turn brutal self-examination (“What’s wrong with me?”) into empowering self-reflection (“Nothing!”)
• cope with envy and feelings of competition
• deal with lobridemized friends
• avoid settling for Mr. Wrong just to fit the timeline in your head
• actually enjoy being a bridesmaid, despite the dress

Like the best of friends, Erin and Valerie will help you separate fact from fairy tale – and stay sane, whether you’re coupled-up, single and looking, or single and just fine, thank you very much!
Among the endorsements and reviews:
“For any woman who is currently trapped in the middle of a Bridal Wave — this book is your lifesaver!”
– Liz Tuccillo, He’s Just Not That Into You

“A funny and genuinely helpful book that should be on every single woman's shelf.”
– Karen McCullah Lutz, The Bachelorette Party, Legally Blonde

"For anyone who's thought to herself something like, 'even my college roommate with Tourette's has a ring,' the release of Torneo and Cabrera's tough but sincere guide to 'keeping the crazies in check' in the wake of friends' weddings may spell relief. With care, humor, and a thorough understanding of the fine line between envy and disgust padded by single women watching friends get swept through the marriage mill, Torneo and Cabrera manage to keep everything in perspective.
Publishers Weekly
Visit the official site of The Bridal Wave and its sister blog.

The Page 69 Test: The Bridal Wave.

--Marshal Zeringue