Seventeen weddings. Six months. Only the strong survive.
Joy Silverman and her boyfriend, Gabriel Winslow, seem perfect for each other. Living together in New York City, they have everything they want and everything in common--most important, that neither one wants to get married. Ever.
But when Joy finds herself obligated to attend seventeen weddings in six months (including those of her father, mother, younger brother, and five of her closest girlfriends), the couple is forced to take a new look at why they're so opposed to marriage when the rest of the world can't wait to walk down the aisle. As the season heats up and the pressure mounts, Joy must confront what it means -- and what it costs -- to be true to one's self.
A witty, wicked comedy of manners in the satirical tradition of Jane Austen and Evelyn Waugh, Wedding Season is an intelligent, laugh-out-loud funny examination of friendship, faith, integrity, and the ideas and institutions that bind us together, shape our lives, and define who we are.
"If Jane Austen and Candace Bushnell were to meet for a long drink in a downtown bar, the delightful result might be a contemporary comedy of manners with a decidedly old-fashioned feel. Darcy Cosper has given us just that: a sweet and sharply funny concoction that will have bridesmaids everywhere nodding their heads in recognition." -- Dani Shapiro, author of Family History
"Wonderful....Wedding Season is social comedy on a grand scale. A hilarious and urbane primer on getting hitched-or not-in the twenty-first century." -- Gary Shteyngart, author of The Russian Debutante's Handbook
Would NOT Recommend
I buy alot of books for my ipod. I have to say that I was quite disappointed with this purchase. I read what the book was about so there was no suprise, but I have to say that I didn't even get past part 1 of 6. I didn't care for the Narrator's voice. It was too monotone. The storyline was very boring. There were over 15 character's introuduced so it was very hard to keep up. I guess if the character development was better, it would of been easier to tell them apart.
I should have read the reviews before I bought this book. I too agree that the person reading the book makes it impossible to get past chapter 1. I wish I could get a refund $21.00 is alot to pay for a horrible detached voice.
Witty, Entertaining and Intelligent Novel
This book is refreshing: while clearly targeting a female audience, it doesn't condescend to them or insult their intelligence like "chick lit." This is an engrossing, funny story and the characters have dimension. Clearly inspired by Austen, the author satirizes consumer wedding culture while asking some very important questions about the role of marriage. I couldn't put it down.