Modern Brides & Modern Grooms: A Guide to Planning Straight, Gay, and Other Nontraditional Twenty-First-Century Weddings

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6.3 X 9.3 X 1.1 inches | 0.01 pounds

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About the Author

Mark O'Connell, LCSW is the author of the Psychology Today column Quite Queerly, and he has made numerous contributions to the Huffington Post,, and Dot-429 as well as Out magazine and His scholarly writing has been published in the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health. He resides in Brooklyn, New York.

Liza Monroy is the author of The Marriage Act: The Risk I Took To Keep My Best Friend In America And What It Taught Us About Love and Mexican High. She has written for the New York Times, O, Marie Claire, and many other publications. She resides in Santa Cruz, California.


"No matter what circumstances surround your relationship or what kind of wedding you want, Mark's perspective and advice will prove invaluable to working out the kinks and having not only your dream wedding but better communication with your significant other, family, friends, and in-laws." --Liza Monroy, author of The Marriage Act

"This is the most timely book published this year. O'Connell's book is a breeze to read, filled with wonderful examples of what he calls 'queer marriage' and illustrated with examples from his own marriage to another man, as well as from other marriages. It is a pleasure to read. I expect his next book will be about queer adoptions. And why not?" --Charles Silverstein, PhD, gold medal winner for lifetime achievement in the practice of psychology and coauthor of The Joy of Gay Sex

"This is more than just another plan-your-wedding book; it's really a guide to planning your entire life together. It's absolutely going on the required reading list for all my future first dates!" --Zachary Booth, actor, Damages and Keep the Lights On

"So, your wedding day . . . It has to be perfect. Mark O'Connell's book immediately allows you to take a deep breath and say, 'We can do this!' It'll help make your dream a reality with stress-free planning, communication, and love for your wedding day." --Del Shores, award-winning director and writer of Sordid Lives