The Best Day of Someone Else's Life

The Best Day of Someone Else's Life

Book - 2008
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Despite being cursed with a boy's name, Kevin "Vi" Connelly is seriously female and a committed romantic. The affliction hit at the tender age of six when she was handed a basket of flower petals and ensnared by the "marry-tale." The thrill, the attention, the big white dress--it's the Best Day of Your Life, and it's seriously addictive. But at twenty-seven, with a closetful of pricey bridesmaid dresses she'll never wear again, a trunkful of embarrassing memories, and an empty bank account from paying for it all, the illusion of matrimony as the Answer to Everything begins to fray. As her friends' choices don't provide answers, and her family confuses her more, Vi faces off against her eminently untrustworthy boyfriend and the veracity of the BDOYL.

Eleven weddings in eighteen months would send any sane woman either over the edge or scurrying for the altar. But as reality separates from illusion, Vi learns that letting go of someone else's story to write your own may be harder than buying the myth, but just might help her make the right choices for herself.

Publisher: New York : Avon, c2008.
ISBN: 9780061438578
Characteristics: ix, 430 p. ;,21 cm.


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Aug 04, 2016

This is one of my favorite books ever. I just recently got married and my MOH has been in countless weddings but hasn't gotten married herself. I was able to relate to this book I loved it! I check it out from the library just so I can read it over and over again.

Apr 11, 2010

I read this book because her mother (Kathy Reichs) recommended it in her latest book. I was anticipating it to be much more entertaining than it was, but it was overall a very pleasant book to read!

It flowed well, and after page 200 or so I actually found myself laughing out loud at some of the inane things that happen and at the end of the book I found myself falling in love with the protagonist (she's a very likeable and jovial person!).

Good for a light read!

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