Something New

Something New

Tales From A Makeshift Bride

Book - 2016
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New York Times-bestselling graphic memoirist Lucy Knisley (Relish) writes about her adorable DIY wedding!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--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.
Publisher: New York, NY :, First Second,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ♭2016
ISBN: 9781626722491
Branch Call Number: GN FIC Knisl
Characteristics: 289 pages :,color illustrations ;,22 cm

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2018 Blind Date with a Book Comment: "I wouldn't have thought a graphic novel could be so enjoyable!"


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JCLStefanieE Apr 18, 2018

I adore Lucy Knisley. She has the perfect combination of sweet and sass and realness. The perfect book for anyone who is or was a bride-to-be complete with bright illustrations which amplify her charmingly relatable humor.

StratfordLibrary Mar 05, 2018

2018 Blind Date with a Book Comment: "I wouldn't have thought a graphic novel could be so enjoyable!"

AL_KATI Jan 22, 2018

I loved how this was a mostly light but honest look at relationships and why people go crazy about having the "perfect" wedding. I read it in a single day, charmed by Lucy and her illustrations.

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kwsmith
Dec 31, 2017

In this memoir, geeky artist Lucy gets married! She describes her relationship with her boyfriend, her parents, and all the secret wedding details.

samcmar Jun 17, 2017

I've read all of Lucy Knisley's memoirs of travelogues, but this was the one I think I connected with the most. A lot of the stories she was sharing in this graphic novel about the perils of engagement and the different mentalities people have about marriage really struck a chord with me. Getting engaged is one of the weirdest experiences I think a person can have, especially because it's something that feels so surreal at first glance.

Knisley captures a lot of the jitters, confusion and crazy that comes with being a newly engaged individual and I loved her honesty. She walks the reader through her engagement, the reactions from friends and family, the process of trying to plan a wedding on a budget, and sticking with the budget. There's so much anxiety that comes with the planning of a wedding, and she makes no bones about it either. I remember talking with my own spouse when we were engaged about how we wanted our wedding, the dos and don'ts from other weddings we had been forced to attend, and the realities of how much we wanted to spend and what we wanted our guests to experience.

I really loved Something New, and I think it will speak to a variety of readers: singletons, newly weds, those who have been married for awhile... I think each person would get something different from the experiences that Knisley shares with her readers. Plus, as always, Knisley's artwork is lovely to look at, and it captures such a rawness that comes with all the heavy topics she is discussing. Her latest release is definitely something to enjoy if you've never experienced her works!

bandblair May 23, 2017

I found this very relatable. Art is very cute too.

BostonPL_LauraB Jan 30, 2017

I just really love Lucy's graphic memoirs - her art, her humor, and how they are actually a useful tool (Relish with recipes, and Something New with tips for planning a wedding). I would maybe even give this to a bride planning her wedding - although parts of it just might stress them out.

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Chapel_Hill_SusanM
Nov 30, 2016

Anyone interested in art, crafts, and sticking to your guns despite society's insistence that you fall in line will enjoy this graphic memoir of the author and her husband planning their wedding. Her determination to make it "theirs" is thwarted at every step by a wedding industry that wants everything bigger, poofier, and more expensive. Even her close relationship with her mother suffers. But, in the end, the details of her wedding are so appealing...and her dress had pockets.

Marlowe Nov 28, 2016

Such an excellent novel - so insightful, honest, and endearing. Knisley graphically retells the planning of her nuptuals, despite being a wedding skeptic. So relevant for young women, especially those wishing to get married, but eschew the traditions of western weddings. Knisley's drawings are interspersed with pictures from her life that compliment the story, and give you a fuller sense of Lucy and her family. Overall the story feels so genuine that you can't help but love it.

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mammothhawk229e
Oct 02, 2016

She's a quirky artist & storyteller.

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