Virtual Event: Cate Doty, author of Mergers and Acquisitions, in conversation with Nancy Floyd

Parnassus Books is delighted to welcome Cate Doty, author of Mergers and Acquisitions: Or, Everything I Know About Love I Learned from the Wedding Pages, in conversation with Nancy Floyd. 

This virtual event which will take place on the Parnassus Books Facebook page.

The conversation will occur on Wednesday, May 5th, at 6:00pm Central time.

After the live talk has ended, the video will be archived on the Parnassus Books Facebook page under Videos.

About the Book

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.

Growing up in the south, where tradition reigns supreme, Cate Doty thought about weddings . . . a lot. She catered for them, she attended many, she imagined her own. 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, a first step to her own happily-ever-after, surely. Soon Cate is thrown into the cutthroat world of the metropolitan society pages, experiencing the lengths couples go to have their announcements accepted and the lengths the writers go in fact-checking their stories; the surprising, status-signaling details that matter most to brides and grooms; and the politics of the paper at a time of vast cultural and industry changes.

Reporting weekly on couples whose relationships seem enviable--or eye-roll worthy--and dealing with WASPy grandparents and last-minute snafus, Cate is surrounded by love, or what we're told to believe is love. 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.

About the Author 

Cate Doty is a writer and a former editor at The New York Times, where she worked for nearly 15 years, including as a wedding announcements writer, presidential campaign reporter, and a senior staff editor on the Food desk. She teaches journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, from which she graduated, and lives in North Carolina with her family.

About Nancy Floyd

Nancy Floyd is the editor-in-chief of Nfocus, a luxury social and lifestyle magazine in Nashville, as well as a staff writer for Nashville Scene and contributing editor for Nashville Post.

Event date: 
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike Suite 14
Nashville, TN 37215
Mergers and Acquisitions: Or, Everything I Know About Love I Learned on the Wedding Pages Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593190449
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - May 4th, 2021