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Save the Date is American writer Jen Doll's account of her experiences as a wedding guest. Subtitled The Occasional Mortifications of a Serial Wedding Guest, the synopsis says: "Weddings. They're fun, festive, and joyful, and at a time when people marry later in life - and sometimes not at all - they offer endless opportunities to re-examine love and what we want for ourselves, regardless of whether or not our aim is a walk down the aisle. In Save the Date, Jen Doll charts the course of her own perennial wedding guesthood, from the ceremony of distant family members when she was eight to the recent nuptials of a new boyfriend's friends. There's the first trip home for a childhood pal's big day, in which she learns that her first love has eloped to Hawaii. There's the destination wedding attended with little baggage beyond a suitcase of strappy sandals and summery party dresses. Regrettably, there is a series of celebrations that mean the end to a valued friendship. There's also the wedding that offers all the promise of new love."

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