Carrie / Memoir / Nonfiction

Wedding Cake for Breakfast: Essays on the Unforgettable First Year of Marriage

51Ndr+AMJQL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_People plan for their big wedding day. But how many people plan for the days after? Probably not many. Wedding Cake for Breakfast includes 23 essays from female writers on the year after the big day. This collection chronicles the lessons learned, the turmoil, the joy, and the emotions of that first year. Is the first year of wedded bliss actually blissful? These acclaimed writers will tell you.

I enjoyed this book. It reminded me of my own first year. Each writer has a unique view of their first year of marriage. For some, that year was blissful, for others, it was not. The one essay that stuck with me the most was by Daphne Uviller, whose wedding took place the weekend before September 11, 2001. Hers is a heartbreaking story of a shared anniversary.

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