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Michelle Markowitz and Caroline Moss / Hey Ladies!: The Story of 8 Best Friends, 1 Year, and Way, Way Too Many Emails
June 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Booksmith hosts Michelle Markowitz and Caroline Moss, in town to present Hey Ladies: The Story of 8 Best Friends, 1 Year, and Way, Way Too Many Emails. Join us!
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 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.” – Elin Hilderbrand, author of The Perfect Couple
“DAMNNNNN!!!! This book is so funny and it feels like you’re reading emails on your phone, so it goes down nice and easy! I devoured this book, just like I devoured that half-handful of almonds I laid out as my entire lunch.” – Megan Amram, NBC’s The Good Place and author of Science…For Her!
“[Buy this book to] remind your newly-engaged friend you were around before the fiancé.” – Vogue
“This is the ‘Bridget Jones’s Diary’ of our time. By the way, ‘Bridget Jones’s Diary’ is a total masterpiece. The book, not the movie. The movie is just ok. Anyway, this book is a masterpiece. Share it with your bffs!!”— Emily Gould, author of Friendship
“There’s a level of detail here that can only come from years of paying attention to one’s worst impulses, and there’s something magical about watching those impulses be given free rein here. It’s as petty and profound as Samuel Pepys, and it haunts my dreams.” — Daniel Mallory Ortberg and Nicole Cliffe, co-founders of The Toast
Michelle Markowitz is a writer and director. She recently wrote and directed the pilot “Sidepiece” for Virgin Produced. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, The Hairpin, Fast Company, Jezebel, and New York, and on The Today Show, Good Morning America, MTV, and more. She lives in New York.
Caroline Moss is a writer and editor with bylines in The New York Times, New York Magazine, Racked, Cosmopolitan, and more. She is a contributing editor of The Wing’s No Man’s Land magazine and a producer at BuzzFeed’s morning show, AM2DM. This is her first book.
Please note: this event will be at The Bindery, 1727 Haight. RSVP appreciated but not required.
Bar opens at 7, event begins at 7:30pm.