The Toaster Broke, So We’re Getting Married is a bitingly funny look at contemporary ritual and romance. The book is a memoir structured around the planning of a wedding, told by someone who was surprised to even care.
The story follows the varying tasks involved: the search for a elusive dress, finding “our” song, agreeing on a guest list, exploring the obstacles that surface when romance, logistics, bad memories, petty jealousies, and idealistic dreams collide.
Pamela Holm documents her journey from cynical mother to frantic fiancée, caught in a strange bridal vortex where wedding favors and seating arrangements take on world-changing importance, where desire becomes a bulldozer, shoving aside logic, good sense, and practicality.
Her musings lead to the realization that it’s easier to think about whether to serve sea bass or sole than it is to contemplate the step she and her lover are about to take—and the depth of the fall should they miss their mark. The Toaster Broke, So We’re Getting Married will strike a chord with anyone who has ever taken a leap of faith and never looked back.
Pamela Holm is a freelance artist living in San Francisco. She has written a myriad of essays that have been published in a variety of newspapers and magazines including Image Magazine, SOMA, San Francisco Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Denver Post.
The Toaster Broke, So We’re Getting Married, is her first memoir helping her to discover that laughter is the best therapy and writing continues to be her passion.
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Published March 16, 2010
by MP Publishing Limited.
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