Real Talk On The First Year of Marriage: Excerpt from New Book 'Wedding Cake for Breakfast'

"The first year is the thing you have to go through to get to the happily married part."

Author Andrea King Collier has blazed trails in conversations about Black women’s health with her award winning health memoir Still With Me…A Daughter’s Journey of Love and Loss. -- it was one of the first books of its kind to address cancer and end of life issues through the eyes of a Black woman.

Collier has been writing and speaking about health and health policy issues for the past 20 years and is now offering nsight into the world of marriage. The mother of two, who has been happily married for 30 years, wrote an essay titled “Faith and Fairytales,” about her time as a newlywed, for the new advice book WEDDING CAKE FOR BREAKFAST: Essays on the Unforgettable First Year of Marriage.

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We asked her what it was like looking back on the beginning of her marriage and even got her to share an excerpt from her piece. Newlyweds to be: Take notes!

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