Bobby Bo attends weddings—big, small, near, far, formal, casual. No wedding crasher, his global exploits and encounters intertwine world events with a music playlist.
Life’s a wedding for Bobby Bo, having traveled to nearly 100, from Tenerife to Singapore, Chile to Iceland. He’s been best man, groomsman, “father” of the bride, and bridesmaid—but always the single guy, whether with a girlfriend, flying solo, breaking up, meeting a new flame, or witnessing an ex take her vows.
A multiracial cast of personalities from all rungs on the socioeconomic ladder entangles him in a kaleidoscope of conversations and adventures that unveil the wounds and wonders of the places, cultures, and religions encountered. Quirky, elegant, and quickly moving dialogue roams from agribusiness to colonialism, war to world trade, yielding insightful views to the state of world affairs. Punctuated with the odd sexcapade, each chapter is accompanied by a music playlist that sets the mood and may provide clues as to what’s really going on.
Fueled by his and others’ experiences, Bobby Bo humorously offers the odd wedding “how-to” while also receiving advice on marriage and relationships, and all the while being pressured to join “the club.” This first in a trilogy is a rollercoaster romp through 13 weddings, spanning two decades.
Will it ever end? He seems in no rush to be a groom just yet.