Wickedly hilarious and utterly recognizable, Girls in White Dresses tells the story of three women grappling with heartbreak and career change, family pressure and new love—all while suffering through an endless round of weddings and bridal showers. Isabella, mary, and Lauren feel like everyone they know is getting married.
Through boozy family holidays and disastrous ski vacations, Girls in White Dresses pulls us deep inside the circle of these friends, relationships lost to politics and relationships found in pet stores, perfectly capturing the wild frustrations and soaring joys of modern life. With a wry sense of humor, jennifer Close brings us through those thrilling, bewildering, what-on-earth-am-I-going-to-do-with-my-life years of early adulthood.
Mary thinks she might cry with happiness when she finally meets a nice guy who loves his mother, only to realize he’ll never love Mary quite as much. And lauren, a waitress at a midtown bar, swears up and down she won’t fall for the sleazy bartender—a promise that his dirty blond curls and perfect vodka sodas make hard to keep.
They wear pastel dresses and drink champagne by the case, but amid the celebration these women have their own lives to contend with: Isabella is working at a mailing-list company, dizzy with the mixed signals of a boss who claims she’s on a diet but has Isabella file all morning if she forgets to bring her a chocolate muffin.
On sunday after sunday, they coo over toasters, at bridal shower after bridal shower, collect ribbons and wrapping paper, eat minuscule sandwiches and doll-sized cakes. These are the years when everyone else seems to have a plan, a great job, while Isabella has a blind date with a gay man, Mary has a crush on her boss, and an appropriate boyfriend, and Lauren has a goldfish named Willard.
Hey Ladies!: The Story of 8 Best Friends, 1 Year, and Way, Way Too Many Emails
There’s nicole, who’s always broke and tries to pay for things in Forever21 gift cards. Based on the column of the same name that appeared in the toast, breakups, dates, summer house rentals, and, brunches, 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, of course, the planning of a disastrous wedding.
With a perfectly pitched sardonic tone, Hey Ladies! will have you cringing and laughing as you recognize your own friends, and even yourself. There’s katie, the self-important budding journalist, who thinks a retweet and a byline are the same thing. The women in the book are stand-ins for annoying friends that we all have.
And there’s jen, the DIY suburban bride-to-be. This instantly relatable story is told entirely through emails, DMs, texts, and every other form of communication known to man.
Graduates in Wonderland: The International Misadventures of Two Almost Adults
Through their messages from around the world, and flirting in foreign languages, they swap tales of teaching classes of military men, running a magazine, along with the hard stuff: from harrowing accidents to breakups and breakdowns. Reminiscent of sloan crosley’s essays and Lena Dunham’s Girls, Graduates in Wonderland is an intimate, no-holds-barred portrait of two young women as they embark upon adulthood.
. Each spends the next few years tumbling through adulthood and reinventing themselves in various countries, including France, China, and Australia. Gotham Books. Two best friends document their post-college lives in a hilarious, relatable, and powerfully honest epistolary memoir. Fast friends since they met at brown university during their freshman year, Jessica Pan and Rachel Kapelke-Dale vowed to keep in touch after their senior year through in-depth—and brutally honest—weekly e-mails.
After graduation, jess packs up everything she owns and moves to Beijing on a whim, while Rachel heads to New York to work for an art gallery and to figure out her love life.
Twenty-Two: Letters to a Young Woman Searching for Meaning
She remembers stepping into her twenties and wishing for a mentor to guide her through this dizzying season of life. A woman at the precipice of adulthood often finds herself with more questions than answers, with more disenchantment than direction. How is she supposed to “lean in” to a successful career while also building deeply meaningful relationships?How can she care for the community around her while simultaneously developing a global mindset and changing the world?How can she be all that she is destined to be without feeling paralyzed by the pressure of so many prospects?Allison Trowbridge knows this dilemma well.
Drawing from her own experience and from the wisdom of others, she offers advice and counsel in a series of personal letters to “Ashley, ” a fictional college student looking for mentorship from someone one step ahead in life. In twenty-two, she becomes the mentor she was looking for. Subtly weaving in today’s pressing social concerns—from poverty in our neighborhoods to human trafficking across the globe—Twenty-Two will inspire a greater sense of mission and a passion to live more fully as young women embark on their own remarkable journeys.
Allison trowbridge harnesses the power of story in a series of letters to an imagined young woman wrestling with the questions that arise as she stands on the precipice of adulthood. Never in history has a young woman had so many options before her, yet never has she had less direction or guidance on what to do with them.
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I Don't Care About Your Band: What I Learned from Indie Rockers, Trust Funders, Pornographers, Felons, Faux-Se nsitive Hipsters, and Other Guys I've Dated
I don't care about your band posits that lately the worst guys to date are the ones who seem sensitive. I don't care about your band is Julie Klausner's manifesto, and every one of us can relate. Klausner is an expert at landing herself waist-deep in crazy, in part because her experience as a comedy writer Best Week Ever, time and time again, which is, TV Funhouse on SNL and sketch comedian from NYC's Upright Citizens Brigade fuels her philosophy of how any scene should unfold, "What? That sounds crazy? Okay, I'll do it.
I don't care about your band charts a distinctly human journey of a strong-willed but vulnerable protagonist who loves men like it's her job, but who's done with guys who know more about love songs than love. Read julie klausner's posts on the penguin blog in the tradition of cynthia heimel and Chelsea Handler, and with the boisterous iconoclasm of Amy Sedaris, Julie Klausner's candid and funny debut I Don't Care About Your Band sheds light on the humiliations we endure to find love--and the lessons that can be culled from the wreckage.
This is the girl's version of High Fidelity. The cowards, the critics, the kidults, and the contenders: these are the stars of Klausner's memoir about how hard it is to find a man--good or otherwise--when you're a cynical grown-up exiled in the dregs of Guyville. Klausner's is a new outlook on dating in a time of pop culture obsession, and she spent her 20's doing personal field research to back up her philosophies.
It's the jerks in nice guy clothing, who break the hearts of modern girls who grew up in the shadow of feminism, thinking they could have everything, not the players in Ed Hardy, but end up compromising constantly. Thomas nelson.
Daisy Jones & The Six: A Novel
I devoured daisy jones & The Six in a day, falling head over heels for it. Thomas nelson. On the eve of their first tour, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, Billy goes a little wild on the road. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.
In the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. Until now. Daisy is a girl coming of age in L. A. The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies.
New york times bestseller • a gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous breakup. What happens next will become the stuff of legend. Like a poignant song with lyrics that speak to your soul, Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid will transport you to another place and time.
Associated press“reid’s wit and gift for telling a perfectly paced story make this one of the most enjoyably readable books of the year. Nylon “Wildly delicious.
The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing
Gotham Books. A witty and incisive debut novel follows the life lessons of Jane, from defiant teenager to reluctant career girl, and workplace perils, sex, relationships, as she makes her way through love, prompted by dubious advice from a pop-psych guide to life. Tour. Thomas nelson. First serial, The New Yorker.
Daisy jones & the six: a novel hardcover - March 5, 2019 by Taylor Jenkins Reid Author. 75, 000 first printing.