Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Always a Bridesmaid (for Hire) by Jen Glantz

Hardcover304 pages
Expected publication: February 7th 2017 by Atria Books
ISBN: 1501139061

In the tradition of Sloane Crosley, Mindy Kaling, and Katie Heaney, a hilarious and insightful memoir about one New York City Millennial’s journey to find herself, her dream career, and true love, all while juggling a truly unique job as the world's only professional bridesmaid.

After moving to New York City in her mid-twenties to pursue her dream of writing—and not living on the “Upper East Side” of her parents’ house anymore—Jen Glantz looked forward to a future of happy hours and Sunday brunches with her besties.

What she got instead were a string of phone calls that began with, "Jen, I have something exciting to tell you!" and ended with, "I'd be honored if you would be my bridesmaid." At first she was delighted, but it wasn’t long before she realized two things: all of her assets were tied up in bridesmaid dresses, and she herself was no closer to finding The One. She couldn't do much about the second thing (though her mother would beg to differ), but she could about the first.

One (slightly tipsy) night, Jen posted an ad on Craigslist advertising her services as a professional bridesmaid. When she woke up the next morning, it had gone viral. What began as a half-joke suddenly turned into a lifetime of adventure for Jen–and more insight into the meaning of love than she was getting from OKCupid—as she walked down the aisle at stranger after stranger's wedding.

Fresh, funny, and surprisingly sweet, Always a Bridesmaid (For Hire) is an entertaining reminder that even if you don't have everything together, you can still be a total boss—or, at the very least, a BFF to another girl in need.

I expected this book to be cute, but I wasn't expecting this book to be as hilarious, honest, relatable, and addictive as it was. The author made me laugh out loud so many times while reading this book! The author and her stories felt so genuine and relatable. As a woman in her early twenties, I recently went through/I am going through a lot of similar situations that the author described in this book. I thought "OMG, YES! ME TOO!" so many times while reading this book.

Reading this book felt like I was reading the diary of my best friend. The author's writing style was so charming and real. Some stories seemed a bit ridiculous, but they were still extremely entertaining. I loved reading about the trials and tribulations the author faced as she was trying to find herself and figure her life out. I do wish there would have been more stories about her profession as a bridesmaid. I really enjoyed the stories that the author did include involving her time as a professional bridesmaid, but I was expecting and hoping for more of those stories.

The stories in this book were weaved with honesty, humor, and life lessons. This constantly put a smile on my face. If you are looking for a delightful, endearing, and hilarious book, then I would recommend picking this book up!

4 / 5 Fangs

*This ebook was given to me in exchange for an honest review. * 

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