I Am Rachel Gladstone

Starting her career as a bohemian backpacker who hiked across Europe and ended up singing backup for Arlo Guthrie and David Bromberg, Rachel eventually brought her musical and songwriting talent to Nashville. Taking Music City to her heart, she wrote songs with leading artists such as Rosie Flores and landed her own acclaimed “All Booked Up” book-review column for the international online women’s magazine Dishmag.com. Her previous writings have appeared in the Nashville Scene, Nashville Lifestyles magazine,Ourselves, Foundations, and GX. Her “funny side of divorce” blog, The Petty Chronicles, enjoyed 30,000 die-hard reader-fans, as does her current go-to blogging for DivorcedMoms.com.

Ken Burns, Filmmaker

”Rachel Gladstone’s sad, funny, redemptive story will strike a chord with anyone who’s loved and lost-and gotten back up on their feet again. This is a blueprint – wise and knowing – for recovery and renewal. Brava!"

Foreward Reviews

"The Weekend Wedding Assistant is a story about figuring out who to become once you’re outside of defining relationships...It’s an uplifting message that never grows old.”

Lucinda Williams, Grammy Award winning artist

"Rachel Gladstone’s The Weekend Wedding Assistant is a fast moving and highly entertaining story about death, love, passion and all the sorrows and hopes that living brings. Wonderful, exuberant, real. A great weekend read!
I’m looking forward to a film adaptation!”

Jennie Fields, author of Age of Desire

"Rachel Gladstone’s The Weekend Wedding Assistant is the comical, captivating and cinematic tale of a woman who loses her fiancé, then finds herself. Unpredictable, utterly entertaining and brimming with wisdom, this
heart-grabbing novel is the beach read that’s never out of season."