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Mergers and Acquisitions by Cate Doty

Mergers and Acquisitions

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Mergers and Acquisitions by Cate Doty
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May 04, 2021 | ISBN 9780593190449

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Advance Praise for Mergers and Acquisitions

“Laced with frank reflection and entertaining anecdotes, this is a winning portrait of love and ambition in the 21st century.” —Publishers Weekly

“In a compelling memoir, Cate Doty offers us a rare, insider look into the hermetically sealed decision-making process that so much of the world obsesses over—the wedding announcements of The New York Times and who gets in and why or why not. While inspiring us with the sweetness of her own journey in finding love, Mergers and Acquisitions also reveals the storybook weddings may not be as picture-perfect as the photos that accompany them.” —Jennifer 8. Lee, author of The Fortune Cookie Chronicles

“Anyone who enjoys ogling the love lives of couples featured in the newspaper (guilty!) won’t be able to put down this entertaining, behind-the-scenes expose, which examines the drive to have nuptials announced and how it says as much about privilege as it does about true love.” —Kate Bolick, bestselling author of Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own

Mergers and Acquisitions: (Or, Everything I Know about Love I learned on the Wedding Pages) is funny, smart, biting, and highly entertaining. Navigating the world of weddings can’t be easy, but Cate handles it fearlessly with to-the-point sass in this eye-opening expose.” —Jen Lancaster, author of Bitter Is the New Black: Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass, Or, Why You Should Never Carry A Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office

“Amusing and well-written.” –Kirkus

“I tore through Cate Doty’s book, which is equal parts charming, addictive, funny, and poignant. Doty’s stories about working at the New York Times, brilliantly intertwined with her personal experiences with love, lift the veil (pun intended) on both high society and the human condition.” —Amy Odell, author of Tales from the Back Row: An Outsider’s View from Inside the Fashion Industry

“Cate Doty’s Mergers and Acquisitions is a delicious confection, filled with swirling layers of history and politics, journalism and gossip, etiquette and fashion, plus family ties, morals and immorals, and, of course—and thank goodness—romance and love, just as any book about weddings (and weddings themselves) should be.” —Jen Doll, author of Save the Date: The Occasional Mortifications of a Serial Wedding Guest

“Hilarious and moving, Doty writes about an industry from the outside in. She illuminates how our appetite for the bouquets, canapés, and artifice exist alongside our desire for the unspoken elements of weddings—the hangovers, cold feet, and gaudy diamonds. At its heart, this is as much a love story between two people as between a writer and her craft. —Ellen O’Connell Whittet, author of What You Become in Flight

“This delicious book is a giggly and gossipy look at wedding announcements from NYT writer Cate Doty. Grab a big box of (cleavage) popcorn and get ready for a wild ride. My favorite was the deflated groom who discovered his fiancé’s real age on the wedding announcement. OOPS! Absolutely loved it.” —Lizzy Dent, author of The Summer Job

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