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In her entertaining, insightful look at the rituals and customs surrounding modern marriage, Kamy Wicoff asks why so many women feel compelled to abandon their personal preferences when faced with planning a marriage. Why do even the most individualistic women decide to fall into line with the highly gendered traditions of the marriage event - and why do so many of those traditions continue unchallenged? Kamy Wicoff is an author and freelance journalist. She serves on the advisory council of the Clayman Institute and on the editorial board of the literary journal Women's Studies Quarterly. She earned a B.A. in English from Stanford University, and an M.F.A. in Creative Nonfiction from Columbia University in 2003. Co-sponsored by the Stanford Bookstore, Stanford Alumni Association, Women's Community Center, and Department of English.