From the Introduction:
What we like most about the essays collected in these pages is the writers' willingness to laugh at themselves and the world. Patricia Bunin wrestles with her rebellious underwear with wit and zeal in "Knockers Up." In "The Canadian Question," Patty Smith tackles a dilemma of manners the etiquette guides don't broach. Heather Bryant and Sarah Gambito take extreme measures when it appears a Republican may infiltrate the family in "My Sister Married a Wiener." Caren Gussoff surprises herself by developing a deep appreciation for candle design and other bridal knick-knacks in "Bridal Porn: Keeping Secrets." In these pages women not only share their stories, they admit their doubts, missteps, and maniacal tendencies. In other words, they tell the truth, bypassing sentimentality and heading straight for hilarity.