8 simple rules for dating my teenage daughter book excerpt

As Cameron explains, modern weddings are much like royal coronations, Following the stunning success of 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter -- which was adapted into a TV show for ABC -- W.

As Cameron explains, modern weddings are much like royal coronations, only more expensive.

Aside from the writing of checks, there is not much fathers understand about them.

Why can't guests successfully eat, drink, and dance unless the whole event is as carefully choreographed as a Broadway production?

The resultant Re Tool brought in Cate's cantankerous father Jim (James Garner) and slacker nephew C. The rating also took a plunge shortly after episodes dealing with Paul's death and it was cancelled within two years. I've got a very important announcement for the whole family.

He freaks out over the way 16-year-old Bridget (Kaley Cuoco) dresses.When Bridget prepares to go out for the night with the straps of her thong underwear showing, Paul cracks wise, saying, "Well, maybe that's why your generation is so angry.Because you're walking around all day with a wedgie." Based on the book of the same name by W.Widowed mom Cate Hennessy raises three teens in this sitcom, which shifted focus in 2003 following the sudden death of its star, John Ritter, just before the start of its second season.Cate's father Jim (James Garner) joined the show and helped the family adjust to the loss.With his characteristic wit, Cameron captures the aspects of the wedding that are the most ridiculous to paternal eyes, for example:• why the wedding needs a theme (this one is "We're all stressed out")• why the wedding has to be photographed as if it will be reviewed by the Warren Commission• why the bouquet must include a species of flower found only at the tip of the Himalayas• why the wedding dress has to strike the right mood (which, judging from everyone's behavior, might best be summed up as "crabby")Throughout it all, however, a father keeps faith that the wedding -- if not the wedding preparation -- will make his daughter a happy woman.


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