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From a fresh and exciting new voice, a hilarious and insightful examination of the search for love and the meaning of marriage in a time of anxiety, independence, and indecision.

Weddings. They’re fun, festive, and joyful, and at a time when people marry later in life—and sometimes not at all—they offer endless opportunities to reexamine love and what we want for ourselves, regardless of whether or not our aim is a walk down the aisle. In Save the Date, Jen Doll charts the course of her own perennial wedding guesthood, from the ceremony of distant family members when she was eight to the recent nuptials of a new boyfriend’s friends.

There’s the first trip home for a childhood pal’s big day, in which she learns that her first love has eloped to Hawaii. There’s the destination wedding attended with little baggage beyond a suitcase of strappy sandals and summery party dresses. Regrettably, there is a series of celebrations that mean the end to a valued friendship. There’s also the wedding that offers all the promise of new love.

Wedding experiences come in as varied an assortment as the gowns at any bridal shop, and Doll turns a keen eye to each, delivering a heartfelt exploration of contemporary relationships. Funny, honest, and affecting, Save the Date is a fresh and spirited look at the many ways in which we connect to one another.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[A] wry Sex and the City-style memoir…Engaging and disarmingly honest.”

    People

  • “Chronicled with the sharply wielded wit that presumably got [Doll] invited to so many weddings in the first place… [Save the Date] touches a cultural nerve, ultimately, because it summons, in unsparing detail, a cultural ritual as relentless as it is familiar.”

    Newsweek

  • “A smart examination of just how weird weddings can be when put under the microscope…The ultimate wedding party favor is a good story. Doll has several.”

    Time

  • “A meditation on the marriage ceremony and on how, by bearing witness, we shape our perspectives on love, friendship, and commitment…Advice anyone seated at the singles table can take to heart.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “An endearingly funny memoir of the writer’s vast experience watching other people get married—and the lessons she’s learned about love, friendship, and herself.”

    O, The Oprah Magazine

  • “To prepare yourself for the summer-wedding onslaught, grab Jen Doll’s ingeniously subtitled new book.”

    GQ

  • “A witty, easily-devoured memoir, simultaneously personal and universal.”

    Huffington Post

  • “The insightful, soothing literary balm you need when you’re stuck at the destination beach wedding you’ve paid too much to attend.”

    Daily Beast

  • “With humor and honesty…Doll offers a refreshing take on society’s evolving ideas on marriage and the importance of knowing oneself.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Doll is an engaging guide through the landscape of modern-day courtship and nuptials.”

    Booklist

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