Mead is so outraged by the gilded picture presented by bridal magazines that she overcorrects and gives us a book full of tawdry, tacky affairs, where the dresses are ill-fitting, the officiant is a hired gun and the couple flushes away more than they can afford.
Jodi Kantor, The New York Times, 13 May 2007. New York Times
reviewing Rebecca Mead's One Perfect Day: The Selling of the American Wedding. Amazon
A freewheeling tour of the Rome party circuit, this lambasted the tawdry lifestyle of its modish characters while simultaneously luxuriating in it.