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Always a Bridesmaid (for Hire)

Jen Glantz

In the tradition of Sloane Crosley, Mindy Kaling, and Katie Heaney, a hilarious and insightful memoir about one New York City Millennial's journey to find herself, her dream career, and true love, all while juggling a truly unique job as the world's only professional bridesmaid. After moving to New York City in her mid-twenties to pursue her dream of writing-and not living on the "Upper East Side" of her parents' house anymore-Jen Glantz looked forward to a future of happy hours and Sunday brunches with her besties. What she got instead were a string of phone calls that began with, "Jen, I have something exciting to tell you!" and ended with, "I'd be honored if you would be my bridesmaid." At first she was delighted, but it wasn't long before she realized two things: all of her assets were tied up in bridesmaid dresses, and she herself was no closer to finding The One. She couldn't do much about the second thing (though her mother would beg to differ), but she could about the first. One (slightly tipsy) night, Jen posted an ad on Craigslist advertising her services as a professional bridesmaid. When she woke up the next morning, it had gone viral. What began as a half-joke suddenly turned into a lifetime of adventure for Jen-and more insight into the meaning of love than she was getting from OKCupid-as she walked down the aisle at stranger after stranger's wedding. Fresh, funny, and surprisingly sweet, Always a Bridesmaid (For Hire) is an entertaining reminder that even if you don't have everything together, you can still be a total boss-or, at the very least, a BFF to another girl in need.

In the tradition of Sloane Crosley, Mindy Kaling, and Katie Heaney, a hilarious and insightful memoir about one New York City Millennial's journey to find herself, her dream career, and true love, all while juggling a truly unique job as the world's only professional bridesmaid. After moving to New York City in her mid-twenties to pursue her dream of writing-and not living on the "Upper East Side" of her parents' house anymore-Jen Glantz looked forward to a future of happy hours and Sunday brunches with her besties. What she got instead were a string of phone calls that began with, "Jen, I have something exciting to tell you!" and ended with, "I'd be honored if you would be my bridesmaid." At first she was delighted, but it wasn't long before she realized two things: all of her assets were tied up in bridesmaid dresses, and she herself was no closer to finding The One. She couldn't do much about the second thing (though her mother would beg to differ), but she could about the first. One (slightly tipsy) night, Jen posted an ad on Craigslist advertising her services as a professional bridesmaid. When she woke up the next morning, it had gone viral. What began as a half-joke suddenly turned into a lifetime of adventure for Jen-and more insight into the meaning of love than she was getting from OKCupid-as she walked down the aisle at stranger after stranger's wedding. Fresh, funny, and surprisingly sweet, Always a Bridesmaid (For Hire) is an entertaining reminder that even if you don't have everything together, you can still be a total boss-or, at the very least, a BFF to another girl in need.
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In the tradition of Sloane Crosley, Mindy Kaling, and Katie Heaney, a hilarious and insightful memoir about one New York City Millennial's journey to find herself, her dream career, and true love, all while juggling a truly unique job as the world's only professional bridesmaid. After moving to New York City in her mid-twenties to pursue her dream of writing-and not living on the "Upper East Side" of her parents' house anymore-Jen Glantz looked forward to a future of happy hours and Sunday brunches with her besties. What she got instead were a string of phone calls that began with, "Jen, I have something exciting to tell you!" and ended with, "I'd be honored if you would be my bridesmaid." At first she was delighted, but it wasn't long before she realized two things: all of her assets were tied up in bridesmaid dresses, and she herself was no closer to finding The One. She couldn't do much about the second thing (though her mother would beg to differ), but she could about the first. One (slightly tipsy) night, Jen posted an ad on Craigslist advertising her services as a professional bridesmaid. When she woke up the next morning, it had gone viral. What began as a half-joke suddenly turned into a lifetime of adventure for Jen-and more insight into the meaning of love than she was getting from OKCupid-as she walked down the aisle at stranger after stranger's wedding. Fresh, funny, and surprisingly sweet, Always a Bridesmaid (For Hire) is an entertaining reminder that even if you don't have everything together, you can still be a total boss-or, at the very least, a BFF to another girl in need.

Language:

English

Length:

8h 44m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:34


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:44


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

00:37


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:41


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

22:14


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:32


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:08


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

16:36


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

24:10


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

14:56


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

25:02


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

19:02


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

20:25


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

27:56


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

25:45


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

25:31


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

19:48


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

18:25


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

22:17


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

10:01


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

29:55


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

21:48


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

17:41


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

24:17


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

26:29


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

25:20


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

18:39


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:03


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

21:36


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:07


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

01:06