Ex-Girlfriend Emma Carter has a lot on her mind. Her boyfriend got a life – in L.A. Her hairdresser found God. And that extra ten pounds of “relationship flab” she acquired while falling in love with a commitmentphobe has just put her out of the running for new romance – or so she thinks. But before Emma can get on with her life, she’s got to face a few startling truths about being single in New York City…
Confession #5: Marriage suddenly seems like a social disease. Even the latest bride in my family – my mother – has put me to work in the service of her wedding day. What about us non-bride-to-be’s? I wondered now. Working in the warped little world of wedding planning has only led me to one conclusion: If you don’t get married in this world, you get nothing. Once, in an editorial meeting, I jokingly suggested that a woman should get a bridal shower when she turned thirty, wedding or not. Everyone looked at me as if I were some kind of nut. I am 31 years olds; am I not entitled to free Calphalon yet?
Who ever thought that baring your soul could be this good?