Hey Ladies!: A Review
Sometimes you get so busy, reading is the last thing your mind wants to do. After starting a new job, a fallout with a caterer, and a particularly bad bout with my anxiety, I couldn't focus on a book. The words just wouldn't stick.
One evening, after reading my Girls Night In newsletter, (honestly the best thing I've ever subscribed to, it's helpful, insightful, and hilarious. Use the link http://girlsnightinclub.com?ref=VStlT256Mk8= to subscribe) they had a book suggestion for Hey Ladies!: The Story of 8 Best Friends, 1 Year, and Way, Way too many Emails, promising it would make you laugh. Eight best friends with a wedding thrown into the mix? I was in!
The story follows eight 20 - 30 somethings in New York. Over the course of the year, they experience dating nightmares, career struggles, financial woes, and of course, the craziness that comes with planning a wedding. Read a full summary here.
If you've ever been a part of planning an event, in a sorority, or thrown into the mix of a Wedding Shower or Bachelorette Party, you've received a "Hey Ladies!" email. You know once you read those two words, there will be a disagreement. There will be drama. It's almost impossible not to when you're dealing with different personalities and schedules. This book captures the struggles that come with those emails.
On the other hand, it also offers insight into modern day female friendships. Technology and social media have become such a vital part of every aspect of our lives: communication, careers, dating. But it also does what it is (mainly) supposed to; it keeps us connected. It was fun to read a book that highlights the dynamics of friendships with technology.
This friend group is well rounded with different personalities. The career driven friend, the constantly broke friend, the single friend, and the friend getting married. There were many moments I found myself thinking about my own friend group, and how that character embodied what one of my own friends would have done in the situation.
I wouldn't call this a mindless read, but it is something you can shut off the chatter of your brain, and focus on the book's chatter instead. Overall, it was fun, and worth a read if you need a laugh.