Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Our big fat chick lit wedding with Wendy and Kim, plus a book giveaway

From left to right: Wendy and Kim
Introduction by Kathryn Hamilton

**Giveaway is now closed**

Today, Kim Perel joins us to talk movies and celebrate the release of "Wedding Cake for Breakfast: Essays on the Unforgettable First Year of Marriage," for which she shares co-editor credit with Wendy Sherman. Kim, a self-proclaimed movie buff, as well as being a wedding aficionado (15+ weddings in a year!), is a literary agent and writer based out of New York. Wendy is the head of her own literary agency, which she launched 12 years ago after enjoying a career as a book publisher. Together, Kim and Wendy proposed the idea of this anthology, secured a book deal, and sought out the contributions of twenty-three female authors. This is Kim’s first anthology and Wendy’s first time with her name on the cover. Here’s to firsts!

You can find Wendy and Kim at their website and on Twitter.

Thanks to Penguin, we have THREE copies of "Wedding Cake for Breakfast" for some lucky readers in the US.

Favorite proposal in a movie:
I’m going with Rocky Balboa’s proposal to Adrian in Rocky because he says, “I was wondering if you wouldn’t mind marrying me very much.” How cute is that? Sorry, I’m a film nerd--I mean, buff, so I’m a wealth of useless movie quotes.

Favorite wedding themed movie:
Father of the Bride (the original) and Bridesmaids because they each deal with two of the most common and genuine conflicts about getting married: your parents relinquishing control and your best friend being super pissed off at you about something.

Favorite wedding dress from a movie:
Well, "Wedding Cake for Breakfast" is really about not focusing too much on the dress, and instead focusing on the marriage. That said, I think what Katherine Heigl rocked in 27 Dresses for her own beach nuptials was simple and perfect.

Favorite couple from a movie:
Harry and Sally from When Harry Met Sally. I’m a marry-your-best-friend type of girl. Also, Sally is “high maintenance, but she thinks she’s low maintenance” and, sadly, that’s me. I also want to give a shout out to Harold and Maude though. Their relationship is the ultimate loving someone for all his or her quirks and for who that person truly is. I mean, Harold thinks Maude is awesome even though she’s like a thousand years old—who doesn’t want that?

Which story from "Wedding Cake For Breakfast" would you want to turn into a movie, if you could?
Ah! They’re all so different—I think Cathy Alter’s essay about losing her luggage on a one-year anniversary trip to Italy or Sue Shapiro’s about her honeymoon from hell in Jamaica would both be great romantic comedies. I’d even go on set in Italy or Jamaica to help out with shooting! No really, seriously, I wouldn’t mind...

Special thanks to Kim for answering our questions and to Penguin for facilitating the interview and sharing the book with our readers.

How to win "Wedding Cake for Breakfast":
Please tell us your favorite wedding themed movie (one entry per person) and leave your e-mail address or another way to contact you if you win.

US only. Giveaway ends June 17th at midnight EST.


Kritters Ramblings said...

My favorite wedding themed movie is My Best Friend's Wedding with Julia Roberts!


Debbie said...

Hmmm...I was going to say The father of the Bride - Steve Martin version but the commenter above me said My Best Friends Wedding and that was a pretty awesome movie. So many to choose from!

Nova said...

I think my most favorite it: My Big Fat Greek Wedding. It is crazy, zany, and fun!

Sarah O said...

My favorite wedding movie is the original Father of the Bride. I wasn't able to say goodbye to my parents before I left on my wedding night and I immediately thought of Elizabeth Taylor and Spencer Tracy.

sneakerdoodle said...

My Best Friends Wedding is one of my favorites as well as Wedding Date... both with dermot mulroney haha :) :)


Stephanie said...

My favorite is Four Weddings and a Funeral.


Mary said...

I love Betsey's Wedding. I think that it was quirky enough and emotional enough to touch a lot of people.


Maureen said...

Four Weddings and a Funeral is my favorite.
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karenk said...

'father of the bride' w/ steve martin :)

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gigi said...

My favorite wedding themed movie is Made Of Honor. I enjoy watching Patrick Dempsey and Kevin Mckidd and the location is just beautiful.


rhonda said...

Father of the bride the origional.just perfect! Lomazowr@gmail.com

bn100 said...

I like The Wedding Date.


Lilian said...

27 Dresses, even though many people didn't seem to like it.


Nancye said...

My favorite wedding movie is "27 Dresses" I also like "Father of the Bride"

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gsandoval said...

Does Bridesmaids count? lol its a little naughty but so funny!

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Bridget O'Neill said...

Definitely Bridesmaids!!! Not just my favorite wedding movie, but one of my favorite movies!


Erica said...

The original Father of the Bride. Love it!

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susieqlaw said...

My Bestfriend's Wedding

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Sarka-Jonae said...

The Wedding Singer.
"You spin my head right round, right round like a record baby..." :)


Tobi said...

My Big Fat Greek Wedding! LOVE IT! I could watch it constantly if the hubs would let me! LOL

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Thanks for the giveaway!

rubynreba said...

My favorite is Four Weddings and a Funeral.

Jeryl M. said...

There are a lot of great wedding movies, but I think my favorite is 16 candles.


cupcake said...

Number one would have to be The Philadelphia Story, just because of Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart. I mean, CARY GRANT and JIMMY STEWART. I love Four Weddings and a Funeral, but that line towards the end - "Oh, is it raining? I hadn't noticed" - just about ruins it for me.

Jeni said...

I loved "Hitch," because the good guy gets the good girl and the dress that she rocked in the final scenes was incredible.

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