"I was moved by this
etiquette expert's very down-to-earth take on how a bride should act; there was
nothing here about when to raise your pinky or why everything must be
"perfect." Instead, she presents a healthy and positive outlook
about why a wedding is a celebration and not a theatrical show with the
bride as "director," insisting on getting her way and forcing
the wedding party to conform perfectly to her 'vision.'"
Jenna Glatzer, editor of
AbsoluteWrite.com and author of OUTWITTING WRITER'S BLOCK AND OTHER
PROBLEMS OF THE PEN
Drawing on her experience as a wedding
consultant and creator of the
popular web site, EtiquetteHell.com, Jeanne Hamilton co-authored Bridezilla: True Tales from Etiquette Hell
which provides an inside look at the real-life antics of
brides gone bad. Hamilton's second book, Wedding
Etiquette Hell: A Bride's Bible to Avoiding Everlasting Damnation (St. Martins
Press, 2005), focuses on the wedding etiquette that really
stories for Bridezilla and Wedding Etiquette Hell come from
EtiquetteHell.com, a web site created, owned
and operated by Hamilton. On the Etiquette Hell Web site, victims of etiquette faux pas
have the opportunity to pour out their grievances and nominate rude, tacky, greedy,
uncivil members of society as candidates to be thrown into Etiquette Hell. In the
eleven years of the Web sites existence, thousands of people have contributed tales of woe.
The critically acclaimed web site archives over six thousand stories covering twenty
different categories of faux pas including Business Etiquette, Funeral Etiquette, and
other life matters besides weddings.
"I have heard just about everything that can
be done in the way of rudeness from fist fights at weddings, pinning down a bridesmaid to
forcibly paint her fingernails, elaborate schemes to extort cash from guests, a bride
whose first dance with her husband at the reception was actually a striptease, and
vengeful mothers who make the Wicked Witch of the West look like Snow White," says
Hamilton who collects the stories. "Just when I think I can't possibly
be surprised by someone's tackiness and rudeness, someone sends in a story
which elicits either a burst of laughter or astonishment at the audacity
of rude people."
Having earned a B.A. in Psychology
from Towson University, Jeanne served as a policy analyst and lobbyist on Capitol
Hill for several years before marrying and starting a family. Her experience ranges from
being a soccer mom to serving in local civic organizations to coordinating numerous
weddings and receptions, both privately and professionally, so Jeanne is well-qualified to
identify brats of all kinds. Jeanne lives in the Southeast US with
her husband of 21 years and their three children.
As a guest, Hamilton can entertain your listeners with
side-splittingly funny but verified stories of Wedding Hell, the top five wedding
etiquette "thou shalt nots", and practical advice for dealing with the
Bridezilla in their lives.
To schedule an
interview with Jeanne Hamilton , click
to contact Jeanne.
For media interviews
regarding the book "Wedding Etiquette Hell: The Bride's Bible to
Avoiding Everlasting Damnation", please contact St. Martin's Press
publicist Vicki Lame at T: (646)307-5553
/ F: (212)674-6132 or
email at Vicki.Lame@stmartins.com
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