Subtitled: Tales From a Makeshift Bride
As evidenced by the title and cover of this graphic novel, Lucy Knisley takes us through the year of her wedding planning and eventual ceremony. And just as with other Knisley books, I was delighted and enthralled through the whole process. I honestly don’t have much to say here. There was so much good – casual discussion of identity and sexuality, historical and cultural significance of various wedding rituals and superstitions, the emotional overkill of events of this size, excellent DIY tips that I know I’d never pull off myself… Everything in here was just so Knisley, which of course it was, but even so, it makes me happy. These honest little forays into one person’s life make me feel more strongly connected to the world, whether or not I’ve shared the same experiences (my wedding, for instance, was at the courthouse and had exactly five people invited to attend). If you haven’t tried Knisley yet, please do. Go all the way back to French Milk and enjoy!
I can’t wait to get to this one. Wish my library would get it together and order some of her books (and yet, we just passed a bond to build the most expensive HS football stadium in the country…so annoyed). I’m hoping that she writes about her experiences with motherhood next!
I’m surprised they dont’ carry any of her stuff! How strange! She’s fairly popular!
I liked but didn’t adore French Milk, but I do want to read more Knisley and see how she changed and grew over time. I think I *could* really enjoy her other work.
I really loved French Milk. The one that didn’t really work for me was Age of License, but I think it helps that for all the ones I DO love, I had personal connections to the story.