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Author Doty, Cate, author.

Title Mergers and acquisitions : or, everything I know about love I learned on the wedding pages : a memoir / Cate Doty.

Publication Info. New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2021]


Location Call No. Status
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Non Fiction  395.22 DOTY    Check Shelf
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  306 DOTY    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction  395.22 DOTY    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  395.22 DOT    Check Shelf
Description ix, 356 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Summary A compulsively readable behind-the-scenes memoir that takes readers inside the weddings section of the New York Times-- the good, bad, and just plain weird-- through the eyes of a young reporter just as she's falling in love herself.
"Growing up in the south, where tradition reigns supreme, Cate Doty thought about weddings . . . a lot. She catered for them, she attended many, she imagined her own. So, when she moved to New York City in pursuit of love--and to write for The New York Times--she finds her natural home in the wedding section, a first step to her own happily-ever-after, surely. Soon Cate is thrown into the cutthroat world of the metropolitan society pages, experiencing the lengths couples go to have their announcements accepted and the lengths the writers go in fact-checking their stories; the surprising, status-signaling details that matter most to brides and grooms; and the politics of the paper at a time of vast cultural and industry changes. Reporting weekly on couples whose relationships seem enviable--or eye-roll worthy--and dealing with WASPy grandparents and last-minute snafus, Cate is surrounded by love, or what we're told to believe is love. But when she starts to take the leap herself, she begins to ask her own questions about what it means to truly commit....Warm, witty, and keenly observed, Mergers and Acquisitions is an enthralling dive into one of society's most esteemed institutions, its creators and subjects, and a young woman's coming-of-age."--Publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Subject Doty, Cate.
Women journalists -- New York (State) -- Biography.
New York times.
Newspapers -- Sections, columns, etc.
Weddings -- New York (State) -- New York -- Newspapers.
Love -- New York (State) -- New York -- Newspapers.
Man-woman relationships -- Anecdotes.
Weddings -- United States.
Newspapers -- Sections, columns, etc. -- Love -- New York (State) -- New York.
Weddings -- New York (State) -- New York -- Newspapers -- Sections, columns, etc.
Love -- New York (State) -- New York -- Newspapers -- Sections, columns, etc.
New York times. (OCoLC)fst01356146
Love. (OCoLC)fst01002769
Man-woman relationships. (OCoLC)fst01007080
Weddings. (OCoLC)fst01173328
Women journalists. (OCoLC)fst01178072
New York (State) (OCoLC)fst01210280
New York (State) -- New York. (OCoLC)fst01204333
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Autobiographies. (OCoLC)fst01919894
Added Title Everything I know about love I learned on the wedding pages : a memoir
ISBN 9780593190449 (hardcover)
0593190440 (hardcover)
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