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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,022 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeffrey Zaslow Narrator: Sandra Burr, Jeffrey Zaslow Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Thousands of women have stepped inside Becker's Bridal in Fowler, Michigan, to try on their dream dresses in the Magic Room, a special space with soft lighting, a circular pedestal, and mirrors that carry a bride's reflections into infinity. The women bring with them their most precious expectations about romance, love, fidelity, permanence, and tradition. Each bride who passes through has a story to tell - one that carried her there, to that dress, that room, that moment.

Illuminating the poignant aspects of a woman's journey to the altar, The Magic Room tells the stories of memorable women on the brink of commitment. Run by the same family for four generations, Becker's has witnessed transformations in how America views the institution of marriage: some of the shop's clientele are becoming step-mothers, some are older brides, some are pregnant. Shop owner Shelley has a special affection for all the brides, hoping their journeys will be easier than hers. Wall Street Journal columnist Jeffrey Zaslow tells their true stories using a reporter's research and a father's heart.

The stories Zaslow shares from within The Magic Room are at times joyful, at times heart-breaking, and offers with insights on marriage, family, and the lessons that parents - especially mothers - pass on to their daughters about love. Weaving together secrets, memories, and family tales, The Magic Room explores the emotional lives of women in the 21st century.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by A. Somers | 2/11/2014

    " The Magic Room allows us to examine the complex relationships we have with our daughters. How do we teach them about love? What kinds of examples do we set? The bridal shop is the perfect lens through which to reflect on how our society views the role of young women and the changes in our definition of marriage and love that have occurred over the past 75 years.By giving us a glimpse into the back grounds of the women highlighted in this story, Mr. Zaslow allows us to look more closely at our own family relationships. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Laurie | 2/6/2014

    " About Becker's Bridal, the 'Kleinfeld's' of the midwest, a 4 generation bridal salon. How dresses, brides, families, weddings, & marriages have changed through the years. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kristel | 1/22/2014

    " Absolutely amazing. It is truly a tragedy that we lost this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Karen | 1/11/2014

    " Great, entertaining book! "

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