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Something New: Tales from a Makeshift Bride Kindle Edition
In 2010, Lucy and her long-term boyfriend John broke up. Three long, lonely years later, John returned to New York, walked into Lucy's apartment, and proposed.
This is not that story. It is the story of what came after: The Wedding.
DIY maven Lucy Knisley was fascinated by American wedding culture . . . but also sort of horrified by it. So she set out to plan and execute the adorable DIY wedding to end all adorable DIY weddings. And she succeeded. This graphic novel, Something New--clocking in at almost 300 pages of humor, despair, and eternal love--is the story of how Lucy built a barn, invented a whole new kind of photo booth, and managed to turn an outdoor wedding on a rainy day into a joyous (though muddy) triumph.
"[This] graphic-novel memoir from First Second Books follows Lucy Knisley’s own decade-long saga toward the altar, as well as her own keen and amusing observations on the marital industry she curated along the way." ―The Washington Post
"It’s digressive, meandering and entirely charming ― her comics read like a letter one treasures."―The New York Times
"She artfully makes the details of her own experiences appeal to different readers, but it’s the emotion behind her writing and beautiful style that manages to be both sweet and brutally honest." ―AV Club
"Knisley is a wonderful creator and artist, and someone who clearly was made to be married. This book is as sweetly romantic as it is manically comedic."―Boing Boing
About the Author
- ASIN : B01E3PZS2W
- Publisher : First Second (May 3, 2016)
- Publication date : May 3, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 359041 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Not Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Sticky notes : Not Enabled
- Print length : 304 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #605,692 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I more or less devoured this book the day it arrived, relishing (badump tish) in the colorful pages, amusing anecdotes and strange tidbits of wedding history. If anything I high;y recommend this book to everyone. Even if you aren't in the market for wedding advice, it's a personal slice of auto-bio comic that invites you into Lucy's life.
The only complaint I have lay in my copy of the book having odd smears on certain pages. The colors in panels themselves were fine, but had an occasional gray smudge on the gutters surrounding panels. A bit disheartening, but I'm willing to assume it was a misprint on my copy's part. Nothing too distracting from the main content of the book itself.
The book is honest and (surprisingly!) informative. The pacing is wonderful, and all of the tension within the first 3/4ths of the book leads up to a truly beautiful conclusion. As always, Knisley's perspective on life events is relatable and raw. The book makes you truly feel like you are by her side every step of this chaotic adventure we call love.
I can't wait to read it again, and again. And make my fiance read it, too!
Slave to Michaels, calling on friends.... my wedding was the most beautiful original party ever, just like Lucy`s wedding was the most incredible thing I have ever seen drawn. I love her style, and color sense. She has a way of drawing the viewer in to where they would swear they had attended or was there for that incident.
I will keep buying her books as I can.
Can`t wait to read about baby Knisley in "Kid Gloves."
As always, I always look forward to the next book!
Top reviews from other countries
She does offer some very memorable moments, like the ham sandwiches her to-be-fiance brought along on their first date, and the what-the-heck-came-over-me logic that prompted her to shoplift a cheap plastic cat, but for those moments of clarity and insight that you go away chewing on, I'd recommend Age of License, or Displacement, and always, always, Relish.