Weekly Standard: Wedding Toasts Is Witty!

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My favorite line of this Weekly Standard review of Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give, on the common self-written vow: "Listen without judging? Who are these people kidding?" I like this part too, of course:

So Calhoun was surprised by what she calls the “boring parts” of marriage. “There is the boredom of responsibility: crafting a budget, planning meals, arranging child care, cleaning.” Fortunately for the reader, Calhoun finds witty ways to describe the boring parts. When Neal finds her on the floor sorting Lego pieces from Playmobil ones and asks what she’s doing, Calhoun replies, “A dramatization .  .  . of why there are no Great American Novels by women.”