Cate Doty, Mergers & Acquisitions

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A compulsively readable behind-the-scenes memoir that “probes the making of the modern marriage” (Bianca Bosker, Cork Dork) and takes readers inside the weddings section of The New York Times–the good, bad, and just plain weird.

Growing up in the south, where tradition reigns supreme, Cate Doty thought about weddings... a lot. So, when she moved to New York City in pursuit of love–and to write for The New York Times–she finds her natural home in the wedding section.

Soon Cate is thrown into the cutthroat world of the metropolitan society pages, reporting weekly on couples whose relationships seem enviable—or eye-roll worthy—and dealing with WASPy grandparents,  last-minute snafus, and the status-singling details that matter most to brides and grooms. But when she starts to take the leap herself, she begins to ask her own questions about what it means to truly commit…

Warm, witty, and keenly observed, Mergers and Acquisitions is an enthralling dive into one of society’s most esteemed institutions, its creators and subjects, and a young woman’s coming-of-age.

Cate Doty is a writer and a former editor at The New York Times, where she worked for nearly fifteen years, including as a wedding announcements writer, presidential campaign reporter, and a senior staff editor on the Food desk. She lives in North Carolina with her family.

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ISBN: 9780593190463
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - April 5th, 2022

A compulsively readable behind-the-scenes memoir that takes readers inside the weddings section of The New York Times--the good, bad, and just plain weird--through the eyes of a young reporter just as she's falling in love herself.