Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Hey Ladies!!! The Story of 8 Best Friends, 1 Year, and Way, Way Too Many Emails by Michelle Markowitz and Caroline Moss

Based on the column of the same name that appeared in The Toast, Hey Ladies! is a laugh-out-loud read that follows a fictitious group of eight 20-and-30-something female friends for one year of holidays, summer house rentals, dates, brunches, breakups, and, of course, the planning of a disastrous wedding. This instantly relatable story is told entirely through emails, texts, DMs, and every other form of communication known to man.

The women in the book are stand-ins for annoying friends that we all have. There’s Nicole, who’s always broke and tries to pay for things in Forever21 gift cards. There’s Katie, the self-important budding journalist, who thinks a retweet and a byline are the same thing. And there’s Jen, the DIY suburban bride-to-be. With a perfectly pitched sardonic tone, Hey Ladies! will have you cringing and laughing as you recognize your own friends, and even yourself.

My Thoughts
I loved this book from beginning to end.
It reminds me of text chains (except theirs is email) my friends and I would have back in the day.
These girls made me laugh out loud on every page for one reason or another.
Let me introduce you to some of the girls and my thoughts on them:
Nicole - She was constantly looking for people to pay her way and used the excuse that she was starting up her own business (Nicole the Runway - like Rent the Runway) and she had to save every penny for her seed fund
Ali - She loved to control everything and anything, she would always go as far as paying for things (expensive things) without asking and then expect the girls to send her their portion ASAP
Jen - the typical NYC girl who moves to NJ to be with a boy, then she is dead set that he is cheating and goes crazy and plans to cheat herself, and then to have him propose that night (let's just say she shouldn't be getting married lol).
Now, is this the next great American novel?  No!  Is it funny?  Relatable?  Yes!
I loved every page and I could think of girls in my life or people I know that fit each part.
I think everyone should grab a copy and sit back, relax and laugh!

Drink Selection
I am pairing this book with a Martini, it fits in perfectly!


Caroline Moss
About Caroline
Caroline Moss is a writer whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Cosmopolitan, New York Magazine, Racked and more. She is a contributing editor of The Wing's No Man's Land magazine and is currently working on two new books. HEY LADIES! is her first book.

About Michelle
Michelle Markowitz is the co-author of Hey Ladies!: The Story of Eight Friends, One Year, and Way, Way Too Many Emails. Her writing has appeared in The Hairpin, New York, the New York Times, and The Toast. Michelle has written and directed short films and videos that have received millions of views online and have been shown on Today, Good Morning America, and FOX, and been featured in BuzzFeed, MTV, Jezebel, Mashable, Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, Glamour and many others. Michelle lives in New York.

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