Hey Ladies!: The Story of 8 Best Friends, 1 Year, and Way, Way Too Many Emails

Hey Ladies!: The Story of 8 Best Friends, 1 Year, and Way, Way Too Many Emails

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, text Based on the column of the same name that appeared in The Toast, Hey Ladies! is a laugh-out-loud read that follows a fict...

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Title:Hey Ladies!: The Story of 8 Best Friends, 1 Year, and Way, Way Too Many Emails
Author:Michelle Markowitz
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:1419729136
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:272 pages pages

Hey Ladies!: The Story of 8 Best Friends, 1 Year, and Way, Way Too Many Emails Reviews

  • maura johnston
    Jun 25, 2018
    sledgehammer like subtlety I finished this book out of... boredom? Self-spite? I?m not sure. I do know that I was gritting my teeth the whole time. This isn?t satire (which usually has an amount of elegance about it) as much as it is misogynistic fan fiction. Avoid if you like l...
  • ester
    May 07, 2018
    I laughed so much over this book on the subway that a dude next to me asked what I was reading. "It's a satire about female friendships," I told him. "It perfectly captures how obsessive and fraught and even smothering they can be, and also how important they are, and it's all done thr...
  • Amy
    Jul 09, 2018
    Sometimes a book just hits me at the right time and that was the case with, Hey Ladies! This is one of those books that you will either love or hate because the eight women are completely self-absorbed. I was able to put that aside though and just enjoy the hilarity of the all-too-rea...
  • Allison
    May 09, 2018
    Literally screamed at the end. Gracie!!! ...
  • Mandy
    May 27, 2018
    Quick read with a lot of under-delivered potential. Few of the characters seemed like real people and yet they also weren?t quite over the top comic enough to satisfy. There are a few great zingers but I?d love to see someone handle the awfulness of the wedding industrial complex o...
  • Alison
    Apr 11, 2018
    Like another reviewer, I stayed up way too late so I could finish this book. I was a huge fan of the Hey Ladies column at The Toast, and the book is amazing. It's absolutely hilarious, and it builds on the original column in smart and funny ways. There are text messages in here! You ge...
  • Ngiste
    May 16, 2018
    This is the Girls of fiction. I hate skimmed it. What could have been a funny exploration of modern female friendship was just an unending list of female caricatures. Not one character in this book was compelling or even mildly unselfish (much like girls). It was maybe satirical, but i...
  • Kari Ann Sweeney
    May 29, 2018
    The blurb on the back of this book read, "This is the Bridget Jones's Diary of our time. By the way, Bridget Jones?s Diary is a total masterpiece.? I adore BJD - the books, the movies, the Colin. I'm here for all of it! I have a cat named Jones. So, I obviously had ridiculous expec...
  • Holly
    May 05, 2018
    I feel like I?m most like Gracie but my personal fear is that I?m really most like Ali. And that is the brilliance of this book. That I can see parts of myself in each of these women, while swearing I?m nothing like any of them. ...
  • Jack Parker
    Jun 09, 2018
    Je veux effacer ce livre de ma mémoire pour pouvoir avoir le plaisir de le relire et le redécouvrir ad vitam aeternam. J?ai tellement ri et j?ai tellement eu envie d?enfoncer la tête d?Ali dans une grosse poubelle, c?était si bon. ...
  • Mary
    May 28, 2018
    Listen. Is this high literature? NOPE. Did I hate every single one of these characters at one point or another? YUP. (Except maybe Gracie. Also I might be her, down to the very last page. #owningit.) Was it thoroughly enjoyable and 100% bingeable and exactly what I needed over the holi...
  • Emily
    May 08, 2018
    This is one of the funniest and most cringe-inducing things I?ve read, maybe ever. It is utterly ridiculous and 100% based in reality. I?m going to start gifting it immediately... ...
  • Tamara
    May 11, 2018
    Hey Ladies!! When The Toast folded I didn't think I would ever again get my fix of these amazing email threads. When I read Caroline Moss and Michelle Markowitz were coming out with a whole freaking book of Ali, Jen, Gracie, and co., I was elated. These emails are way too relatab...
  • Ashley
    May 17, 2018
    Here's the thing: I hated this book, I thought it was obnoxious and insufferable, and hated my life while I read it. However, damn, I couldn't stop reading it. This book is the definition of a train wreck. And, like, I get that that's the point, that's it's a satirical look at groups o...
  • Nadja
    Jun 27, 2018
    FULL DISCLAIMER: I FINISHED THIS ONLY TO GIVE IT A FULL-HEARTED 1 STAR REVIEW I hated it from the beginning. It was so boring. These ladies are cold hearted bitches. And Gracie who was the only accetable turns in the epilogue to a bridzella as well. hoho what a twist. You are so...
  • April
    May 09, 2018
    Holy crap. I can't remember the last time a book made me laugh so much. I'm genuinely excited for friends to get engaged so I can buy them this book. Also, considering the ending, there better be a sequel. ...
  • Cait
    May 04, 2018
    This was so good that as soon as I hit March, I was seriously considering getting a bus to the Anaheim Barnes and Noble so I could buy a physical copy (read an ebook from my library) ...
  • Elizabeth
    Jul 02, 2018
    Hey ladies, Wow. This book was intense and obnoxious and hilarious and made me cringe far too often. These characters were way too much to handle.... Except Gracie, because she is me and I feel like 85% of us readers can relate to her best. This is because she?s not 100% bat-$hit ...
  • Lindsey Hresko
    May 21, 2018
    Reading this book was like watching a marathon of Real Housewives: you can do it compulsively, but you sort of feel icky about yourself during and after the whole debacle. The book was easy to finish - I read it at a sprint - but the whole experience actually made me nauseous. I ge...
  • Sara
    Jun 05, 2018
    If you're a Millennial woman and you've ever been on an email chain lasting more than 10 emails, you will eat this up. I could pick out so many people I've known over the years - the one who demands "just let me know what you all decide!" and then, when told the final plan, wants to ch...
  • Diane Markowitz
    May 06, 2018
    This is a delightful and funny book with wonderful illustrations. It's about eight 20and 30 something female friends, who email and text each other about planning engagement parties, wedding showers, brunches, trips, dating, and breakups. Although these friends can be snarky with each ...
  • Abby Lance
    May 03, 2018
    Listen, did I hate something about every single one of these women, except Gracie, who is me, and therefore perfect? Yes. They?re all terrible people who you care about in the way you care about your family even though they?re terrible. When *spoiler* can this book even have spoile...
  • Brooke Nuzie
    Jun 20, 2018
    I almost feel weird giving this book 4 stars because it?s not a ?good? book. I read it in about 3 hours, and it was entertaining. I hated actually every character (except Gracie and probably Morgan), but I think because I read it fast it never became too much. In the beginning, I...
  • Sarah Walz
    May 24, 2018
    It?s like they took my phone, read all my group texts, emails, dms, gchats, and snapchats, then jacked up the drama and set it in New York. Really fucking spot on and so so funny ...
  • Elise Fegler
    Jun 16, 2018
    The only redeeming part of the book was that there were some parts of NYC I recognized. Otherwise the characters were horrendous, the friendships were nothing but toxic, and I didn?t laugh once. ...
  • Bookishfolk
    Jun 17, 2018
    Oh man, this one was absurd. First, I would literally lose my mind if I had people like this in my life. Second, bridezillas are a thing and even when the person is chill, they turn into a different human when wedding planning is taking place. Third-the money being spent, and asking ot...
  • Monica
    Jun 20, 2018
    This book was really refreshing and good! I had heard some hype about it, but I was nervous because it's written in all e-mails and text conversations, not a linear story with one voice. I was scared I wouldn't be interested or able to keep up with the eight voices/characters, but it w...
  • Erin Jones
    Jun 29, 2018
    These girls are really annoying and even though they say they care about each other, I am pretty sure they are THE most selfish people I have ever heard from. And they are actually real people!!! And yet, i couldn't stop reading it! It was like, reading someone else's phone convo and h...
  • Priya Solanki
    May 18, 2018
    My friend and I decided to pick up this book after he heard positive reviews, and I have mixed feelings. I like this book for being an innovative format that tells a story in a new and unique way. I don't like this book because almost every character is uniquely annoying and at times I...
  • Joy Eckert
    Jun 06, 2018
    I loved this book! I laughed out loud several times while reading this in public, although it is best enjoyed in bed with wine. The humor is so specific. The layout and graphics are beautiful. This was such a fun read! ...