Diary of a Mad Bride

Once I was a sane, levelheaded professional woman Then I said yes Now I am the lunatic bride I always made fun of What is it about getting married that turns normal people into total freaks A savvy, riotously funny novel, Diary of a Mad Bride is for anyone who has ever been a bride, is about to become a bride, yearned to be a bride, or suffered the sheer indignity of aOnce I was a sane, levelheaded professional woman Then I said yes Now I am the lunatic bride I always made fun of What is it about getting married that turns normal people into total freaks A savvy, riotously funny novel, Diary of a Mad Bride is for anyone who has ever been a bride, is about to become a bride, yearned to be a bride, or suffered the sheer indignity of appearing in public in the world s ugliest bridesmaid dress.My wedding was starting in less than twenty minutes, and I was stuck in a 7 Eleven parking lot with popcorn kernels wedged in my gums and vanilla ice cream melting on my dress It was a disaster too large to comprehend After an agonizing year spent planning my wedding, could it really end like this The voices chronicling a year of wedding hysteria swirled in my head My grandmother upon viewing my engagement ring What do you mean he gave you an emerald Diamonds are eternal, emeralds say, maybe five years My future father in law on the night of my engagement party To a happy marriage and, if necessary, a painless divorce My best friend, Anita Oh, screw congratulations Of course I m happy for you Stephen s a major piece of ass and he s got a sense of humor Just as long as you re certain this is what you want Would I survive this day after all.
Diary of a Mad Bride Once I was a sane levelheaded professional woman Then I said yes Now I am the lunatic bride I always made fun of What is it about getting married that turns normal people into total freaks A savvy r

  • Title: Diary of a Mad Bride
  • Author: Laura Wolf
  • ISBN: 9780385335836
  • Page: 406
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Diary of a Mad Bride”

    1. Every once in a while, I get this strong urge to read something that is the absolute opposite of everything I think is worthy and tolerable. It's the same impulse that drives me to want to watch The Glam Fairy once in a while, even though I don't wear makeup, don't own a single skirt or dress, and only comb my hair out of utility rather than style. I have less than zero interest in fashion, glamour, celebrity, or wealth, which is to say that I place far more importance on the quality of the inte [...]

    2. I absolutely loved this book! It was just what I needed during the midst of wedding planning. I could relate because I am not a person who has planned her wedding since she was a child but do want to throw a nice, small party that is meaningful. The parts about fixating on small details and trying to deal with all the different personalities in a family were hilarious! That being said, I don't know that I would have enjoyed this book as much if I were not coming to the end of my own wedding plan [...]

    3. This was a laugh out loud book for me. I picked it up while I was in Colorado at a used book store. It is written in diary format of a recently engaged woman trying to plan her wedding on a fixed budget. sounds oddly familiar. Her new fiance pretty much leaves all the planning to her and it just about drives her nutso.I read this book in less than a day. It was such an easy and fun read and I felt like it is going to be me here coming up! I loved it!

    4. I have never laughed to hard out loud than with this book. I should not be reading this in public, but I was reading it while I traveled and the people in the airport must have thought I was nuts, they just kept staring at me, but I couldn't stop laughing, i was crying it was so funny.

    5. This book has got to be one of my most favorite humorous books ever. I can't remember when or how I even got this book but this one is truly a keeper. Anytime I need a pick-me-up, I just pick up this book and my day doesn't seem so bad anymore.What really made me enjoy the book is Amy's narrative. The book is written diary-style, spanning almost a year, from Amy's boyfriend proposing to the day they get married. Her interactions, the dialogue is so funny and witty; it's a real gem. The character [...]

    6. Marriages are made in heaven, but weddings are made in hell. What is it about getting married that can turn a sophisticated, level-headed woman into an obsessed wreck? That's what our feisty and so-self-aware heroine Amy wonders as her friends plan to tie the knot. In her opinion, these soon-to-be brides drop 100 points in IQ, lose all fashion sense, and dramatically increase their ability to cry. The whole thing sends shivers down Amy's spine. She vows that it will never happen to her!But oh, h [...]

    7. This book was found when i went to the library.I've read the other book that called the diary of a mad mom-to be, and as i was expected this book is as funny and as "mad" as the other book.This is a story of a career woman in her late 20 whom doesn't believe the fairy tale of marriage and yet having a "frantic" best friend who also getting married.But when she decided to get married, with her looooong things-to-do list and the so-called financial problems and also family issues she's even more m [...]

    8. Yippie buku ini bener2 seruHave you ever wondered gimana rasanya jadi calon mempelai wanita iya how you will prepare your wedding what the colour that you will choose for the wedding for your gown, for the decoration even bunga jenis apa yang bakalan dipakaidan gimana rasanya jadi sahabat baik orang yang mau menikah hahaha harus denger segala curhatan dan tetek bengek masalah persiapan pernikahan dll, dsb bahkan sampe di telp lebih dari 10 kali per-hari dan harus pasang kuping buat dengerin prob [...]

    9. This book was interesting and scary all at the same time. I am planning a wedding myself and at the beginning of the book I kept saying 'I've said that', 'I've done that'. This was definitely good to read early in the planning process. I know there will be certain thingsi will try to avoid.Amy is an interesting character. She goes from anti-wedding chick to "the bride". I feel for her and her struggle between her job, her wedding and her fiancé. It was nice to see however, that even if a lot we [...]

    10. Great chick lit for a married girl. Quick read, laughed out a few times, smiled through most of the rest. Not sure I would have enjoyed it if I was a single girl other than the opening several pages, which might have been my favorite. So much truth!! So much needless drama with weddings, yet as a bride it's so hard not to freak out over the little details. Cute read, I definitely recommend for some light beach reading.

    11. I really though this was a great read. A friend who recently got married gave it to me, I couldn't put it down. It was hysterical, but will make you think twice before you lose control over flowers, or shoes for that matter. I recommend any one involved in any type of wedding planning check this read out.

    12. What a fantastic story! And it couldn't have come at a better time because I needed the laughter this book brought out. My only regret is that the story ended and that I waited so long to get around to picking this up off the shelf. I will be looking for more by this author and hopefully Amy and Stephen will be back in future books. The diary format made it a very quick read.

    13. Very funny. My wedding was totally different, but there were some things I could relate to. Instead of arguing at the florist, we argued at home about the program and I got a face full of punch. Boy was I surprised. Anywayry entertaining book.

    14. I was looking for a light read that would make me laugh, this book delivered, when i picked up the book i also bought the second part, i was glad i did, this sits on my bookshelf now as a book i would read again and again.

    15. Interesting read about a bride preparingfor her wedding -& all the worries that go with preparing for a wedding. The writing style is witty and flows. A recommended read but not to a bride, it'll probably make the bride-to-be too scared of weddings :P

    16. Ofcourse I have to give this book a 5 star rating. This was the first book I read when I was a senior in high school and really got me into the chicklit type of books.Not to mention it's really really funny

    17. Denise loaned me this book. I thought it was excellent. It described a lot of the feelings that I have about wedding planning. It was awesome to read about other insane thoughts! And it was excellent to show that in the end, they did end up married.

    18. I can honestly say that I did not enjoy this book. It was drawn out and just didn’t appeal to me unfortunately. I did enjoy the fact it was written out like a diary but I felt like anything that could go wrong did go wrong.

    19. I liked this book a lot. Typical chick-lit novel full of hilarious moments, from a bunch of savvy women in New York.

    20. I did not enjoy this book at all. It was all I could do to force myself to finish it. I'm not a fan of this writing format.

    21. Fun and funny book! While the chick lit plot of the trials and tribulations of planning a wedding is not an original plot, Diary of a Mad Bride is charming. The book is in diary form, almost in a texting format—which makes it funnier. Amy loves Stephen, and of course accepts when he proposes to her. Despite vowing to NOT be a “bridezilla” to her friends and family, she of course becomes completely obsessed with planning her wedding. And her friends are not helping. Neither are her family m [...]

    22. Ini masih tentang sebuah buku lama yang saya beli di Pameran Buku Jakarta( 30 Mei 2003) dengan tema yang ternyata masih tetap aktual sampai kapan pun.Novel ini ditulis oleh Laura Wolf, dengan judul Buku Harian sang Calon Pengantin.Amy, seorang karyawati sebuah majalah klas 2, memutuskan untuk menikah nyaris setahun ke depan, setelah Stephen, pacarnya, melamarnya di sebuah antrian saat mereka akan menonton bioskop.Dari buku Beautiful Bride, sebuah buku tentang panduan perkawinan, Amy menemukan ad [...]

    23. I should note that I'm not married or engaged and I still thought this book was hilarious. I think the thing that made it work for me is that I have known brides like Amy. I've been a bridesmaid in a couple weddings like this. I know how a woman can, despite the best of intentions, let her wedding plans take over her life. The character of Amy worked for me because even as she got more and more consumed with wedding madness, she did try to keep up with her friendships and her work. She had a bit [...]

    24. Told in diary form by Amy and spread out over the course of a year, "Diary of A Mad Bride" is an occasionally amusing novel about the events leading up to the marriage of Amy Thomas and Stephen Stewart. As the book opens, Amy's friend Mandy is in a dither about getting married and Amy swears that she'll never get married. Of course, she quickly changes her mind when Stephen proposes but she then swears that she won't be as uptight about her wedding as Mandy was. Naturally that too changes, as Am [...]

    25. Chic Lit at it's most typical, complete with a predictable ending. It's basically like having your best friend rant about the stresses of her wedding. Although it's hard to believe that anyone has that much bad luck (literally, everything goes wrong for this girl), there are certainly some nuggets of truth that can promote nods among many a past bride (such as the crazy prices for everything, the family drama, sticking to a budget, the out-of-control guest list, the nonchalance of the groom, etc [...]

    26. One of the good things that can be said for this book is it's a quick, light read. It's also, to the author's credit, creatively written with believable characters.The problem is none of these characters are likeable. Particularly the narrator. It might just be that I have trouble relating to a self-absorbed Manhattanite whose existence and troubles are very far removed from my own. But to me, Amy seems very petty and full of entitlement, even before she goes off the deep end with bridal plannin [...]

    27. I had high hopes for this book, but came away feeling a bit disappointed. It was occasionally witty and kind of cute, but both the beginning and the end fell flat for me.Ms. Wolf's writing style was hard to get used to, and I found the first 50 or so pages to be silly and not very interesting. I nearly gave up on it, but forced myself to go further and it did become more fun and interesting. Her use of footnotes annoyed me from the start - Even though some were humorous, most were not. I thought [...]

    28. Laura Wolf, Diary of a Mad Bride (Delta, 2001)How much can I possibly say about this book that doesn't boil down to "my god, you women are REALLY like this?" It's the fictional diary of a thirtysomething woman who is absolutely against the idea of marriageuntil she is proposed to. After that, she sinks into exactly the emotional mess for which she criticized friends earlier. Murphy's Law reigns throughout. Hilarity ensues.The main good thing about the book: it's a fast, easy read. Excellent beac [...]

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