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.
About the Author
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.
"...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
"Moss and Markowitz do a phenomenal job of drawing out distinct characters, building tension that keeps the pages turning, and making clear that we're laughing with these ladies as much as we're laughing at them. Because, of course, there's a little bit of Hey Ladies! in us all." Buzzfeed
"you'll definitely relate...our inboxes have never felt so seen." Hello Giggles
"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
"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
"the book you should bring with you this month is Hey Ladies!, a hilarious story from Michelle Markowitz and Caroline Moss." Apartment Therapy