The Story of 8 Best Friends, 1 Year, and Way, Way Too Many Emails
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- Publication Date: May 1, 2018
- Imprint: Abrams Image
- Trim Size: 6 x 8
- ISBN: 9781419729133
- Page Count: 272
- Illustrations: 30 2-color illustrations
- Rights: World/All
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.
"Hey Ladies! is fresh and seductive. The surface energy is irresistible but like any memorable book it’s the deeper emotion that will stay with you. A must-read for the Millennials and a true joy for the rest of us."author of The Perfect Couple, Elin Hilderbrand —
“relatable, cathartic, and hilarious…Hey Ladies! is a deeply empowering book in which women take charge, know their worth, and make lifelong commitments to their friends.”Bustle —
“you’ll definitely relate…our inboxes have never felt so seen.”HelloGiggles —
“…a 200-plus-page infographic that…satirizes the many way making plans for big celebrations – the kind in which heightened emotions, complex logistics and considerable expenses collide – easily gets out of hand.”The New York Times —
“hugely relatable…funnier than your favorite group text”am New York —
“This is a hilarious (but also big-hearted) roast of millennial women — our ambitions, our friendships, our dreams of having it all. But Hey Ladies leaves room for the idea that maybe we can.”Refinery29 —
About the authors
Michelle Markowitz is a writer and producer. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, The Hairpin, Fast Company, Jezebel, and New York Magazine, and on The Today Show, Good Morning America, MTV, and more. She lives in New York.
Caroline Moss has written for New York Magazine, the New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Racked, The Hairpin, Business Insider, and more. She lives in New York.