The Hopefuls

The Hopefuls
Author: Jennifer Close
Publsiher: Bond Street Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-07-19
ISBN 10: 0385685157
ISBN 13: 9780385685153
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hopefuls Book Review:

A brilliantly funny novel about ambition and marriage from the best selling author of Girls in White Dresses, The Hopefuls tells the story of a young wife who follows her husband and his political dreams to D.C., a city of idealism, gossip, and complicated friendships among young Washington's aspiring elite. When Beth arrives in Washington, D.C., she hates everything about it: the confusing traffic circles, the ubiquitous Ann Taylor suits, the humidity that descends each summer. At dinner parties, guests compare their security clearance levels. They leave their BlackBerrys on the table. They speak in acronyms. And once they realize Beth doesn't work in politics, they smile blandly and turn away. Soon Beth and her husband, Matt, meet a charismatic White House staffer named Jimmy and his wife, Ashleigh, and the four become inseparable, coordinating brunch, birthdays, and long weekends away. But as Jimmy's star rises higher and higher, their friendship--and Beth's relationship with Matt--is threatened by jealousy, competition and rumors. A glorious send-up of young D.C. and a blazingly honest portrait of a marriage, this is the finest work yet by one of our most beloved writers.

The Hopefuls

The Hopefuls
Author: Jennifer Close
Publsiher: Bond Street Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-07-19
ISBN 10: 0385685157
ISBN 13: 9780385685153
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hopefuls Book Review:

A brilliantly funny novel about ambition and marriage from the best selling author of Girls in White Dresses, The Hopefuls tells the story of a young wife who follows her husband and his political dreams to D.C., a city of idealism, gossip, and complicated friendships among young Washington's aspiring elite. When Beth arrives in Washington, D.C., she hates everything about it: the confusing traffic circles, the ubiquitous Ann Taylor suits, the humidity that descends each summer. At dinner parties, guests compare their security clearance levels. They leave their BlackBerrys on the table. They speak in acronyms. And once they realize Beth doesn't work in politics, they smile blandly and turn away. Soon Beth and her husband, Matt, meet a charismatic White House staffer named Jimmy and his wife, Ashleigh, and the four become inseparable, coordinating brunch, birthdays, and long weekends away. But as Jimmy's star rises higher and higher, their friendship--and Beth's relationship with Matt--is threatened by jealousy, competition and rumors. A glorious send-up of young D.C. and a blazingly honest portrait of a marriage, this is the finest work yet by one of our most beloved writers.

The Hopefuls

The Hopefuls
Author: Jennifer Close
Publsiher: Anchor Canada
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-05-30
ISBN 10: 9780385685160
ISBN 13: 0385685165
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hopefuls Book Review:

A brilliantly funny novel about ambition and marriage from the best selling author of Girls in White Dresses, The Hopefuls tells the story of a young wife who follows her husband and his political dreams to D.C., a city of idealism, gossip, and complicated friendships among young Washington's aspiring elite. When Beth arrives in Washington, D.C., she hates everything about it: the confusing traffic circles, the ubiquitous Ann Taylor suits, the humidity that descends each summer. At dinner parties, guests compare their security clearance levels. They leave their BlackBerrys on the table. They speak in acronyms. And once they realize Beth doesn't work in politics, they smile blandly and turn away. Soon Beth and her husband, Matt, meet a charismatic White House staffer named Jimmy and his wife, Ashleigh, and the four become inseparable, coordinating brunch, birthdays, and long weekends away. But as Jimmy's star rises higher and higher, their friendship--and Beth's relationship with Matt--is threatened by jealousy, competition and rumors. A glorious send-up of young D.C. and a blazingly honest portrait of a marriage, this is the finest work yet by one of our most beloved writers. From the Hardcover edition.

The Hopefuls

The Hopefuls
Author: Jennifer Close
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-07-19
ISBN 10: 1101875623
ISBN 13: 9781101875629
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hopefuls Book Review:

A brilliantly funny novel about ambition and marriage from the best-selling author of Girls in White Dresses, The Hopefuls tells the story of a young wife who follows her husband and his political dreams to Washington, D.C., a city of idealism, gossip, and complicated friendships among the young aspiring elite. When Beth arrives in D.C., she hates everything about it: the confusing traffic circles, the ubiquitous Ann Taylor suits, the humidity that descends each summer. At dinner parties, guests compare their security clearance levels. They leave their BlackBerrys on the table. They speak in acronyms. And once they realize Beth doesn't work in politics, they smile blandly and turn away. Soon Beth and her husband, Matt, meet a charismatic White House staffer named Jimmy, and his wife, Ashleigh, and the four become inseparable, coordinating brunches, birthdays, and long weekends away. But as Jimmy’s star rises higher and higher, the couples’ friendship—and Beth’s relationship with Matt—is threatened by jealousy, competition, and rumors. A glorious send-up of young D.C. and a blazingly honest portrait of a marriage, this is the finest work yet by one of our most beloved writers.

The Hopefuls

The Hopefuls
Author: Paul V. Allen
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2018-11-25
ISBN 10: 1476675643
ISBN 13: 9781476675640
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hopefuls Book Review:

Songwriters, performers and producers Erik Appelwick, Eric Fawcett, John Hermanson and Darren Jackson were important players in an early 2000s musical collective. This collective included genres such as folk, power pop, R & B, electro-funk and indie rock. Well-known bands Storyhill, Spymob, Alva Star, Kid Dakota, Vicious Vicious, Tapes 'n Tapes, Olympic Hopefuls and others were part of this movement. These four men worked for their rock n' roll dreams, producing well-crafted albums and exciting live performances along the way. Their shared biography draws from dozens of new interviews and hundreds of articles to document their intersecting musical journeys--from playing air guitar to KISS records to rocking gyms in high school cover bands to touring the world with some of pop music's biggest names. Equal parts celebration and cautionary tale, this book discusses both the rewards and difficulties of life as an independent musician.

The Hopeful

The Hopeful
Author: Tracy O'Neill
Publsiher: Ig Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-06-16
ISBN 10: 9781632460028
ISBN 13: 1632460025
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hopeful Book Review:

"A figure skating prodigy is one of a few "hopefuls" racing against nature's clock to compete in the Olympics"--

The Hopefuls

The Hopefuls
Author: Steve McKenzie
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-06
ISBN 10: 9781618501790
ISBN 13: 1618501798
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hopefuls Book Review:

Portraits and stories of Chicago's homeless community

Summary of The Hopefuls

Summary of The Hopefuls
Author: Instaread
Publsiher: Instaread
Total Pages: 37
Release: 2016-08-13
ISBN 10: 1683784480
ISBN 13: 9781683784487
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of The Hopefuls Book Review:

Summary of The Hopefuls by Jennifer Close | Includes Analysis Preview: The Hopefuls, a novel by Jennifer Close, follows a married couple, Matt and Beth Kelly, and their best friends, Jimmy and Ash Dillon, through five years of their lives. As young politicians, Matt’s and Jimmy’s careers are on different trajectories; Matt’s career is flagging while Jimmy’s star is on the rise. As the story details the strain that threatens the couples’ relationships, both within their marriages and with each other, a portrait of marriage, friendship, and the world of American politics emerges. No one comes out unscathed. It’s early 2009. Beth has lived in Washington, DC, for only a week, but she’s already sure that she hates it. Fresh off President Barack Obama’s campaign, Matt recently started working at the White House counsel’s office. It’s the first step in what he hopes will be a long career in politics, a goal he has dreamed about since he was a child… PLEASE NOTE: This is summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of The Hopefuls by Jennifer Close | Includes Analysis · Summary of the Book · Important People · Character Analysis · Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience. Visit our website at instaread.co.

The Smart One

The Smart One
Author: Jennifer Close
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-04-02
ISBN 10: 0307962326
ISBN 13: 9780307962324
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Smart One Book Review:

With her best-selling debut, Girls in White Dresses (An “irresistible, pitch-perfect first novel” —Marie Claire), Jennifer Close captured friendship in those what-on-earth-am-I-going-to-do-with-my-life years of early adulthood. Now, with her sparkling new novel of parenthood and sibling rivalry, Close turns her gimlet eye to the only thing messier than friendship: family. Weezy Coffey’s parents had always told her she was the smart one, while her sister was the pretty one. “Maureen will marry well,” their mother said, but instead it was Weezy who married well, to a kind man and good father. Weezy often wonders if she did this on purpose—thwarting expectations just to prove her parents wrong. But now that Weezy’s own children are adults, they haven’t exactly been meeting her expectations either. Her oldest child, Martha, is thirty and living in her childhood bedroom after a spectacular career flameout. Martha now works at J.Crew, folding pants with whales embroidered on them and complaining bitterly about it. Weezy’s middle child, Claire, has broken up with her fiancé, canceled her wedding, and locked herself in her New York apartment—leaving Weezy to deal with the caterer and florist. And her youngest, Max, is dating a college classmate named Cleo, a girl so beautiful and confident she wears her swimsuit to family dinner, leaving other members of the Coffey household blushing and stammering into their plates. As the Coffey children’s various missteps drive them back to their childhood home, Weezy suddenly finds her empty nest crowded and her children in full-scale regression. Martha is moping like a teenager, Claire is stumbling home drunk in the wee hours, and Max and Cleo are skulking around the basement, guarding a secret of their own. With radiant style and a generous spirit, The Smart One is a story about the ways in which we never really grow up, and the place where we return when things go drastically awry: home. This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.

The Hopefuls

The Hopefuls
Author: Robert Silverberg
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1966
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105041557468
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Girls in White Dresses

Girls in White Dresses
Author: Jennifer Close
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-08-09
ISBN 10: 0307700410
ISBN 13: 9780307700414
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Girls in White Dresses Book Review:

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. On Sunday after Sunday, at bridal shower after bridal shower, they coo over toasters, collect ribbons and wrapping paper, eat minuscule sandwiches and doll-sized cakes. 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. 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. 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. These are the years when everyone else seems to have a plan, a great job, and an appropriate boyfriend, while Isabella has a blind date with a gay man, Mary has a crush on her boss, and Lauren has a goldfish named Willard. Through boozy family holidays and disastrous ski vacations, relationships lost to politics and relationships found in pet stores, Girls in White Dresses pulls us deep inside the circle of these friends, perfectly capturing the wild frustrations and soaring joys of modern life. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Jennifer Close's The Smart One.

The Private Life of Jane Maxwell

The Private Life of Jane Maxwell
Author: Jenn Gott
Publsiher: Jennifer Gott
Total Pages: 347
Release: 2017-07-20
ISBN 10: 0990891445
ISBN 13: 9780990891444
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Private Life of Jane Maxwell Book Review:

Some people are born to greatness, others have greatness thrust upon them… and some are just drawn like that. As the creator of a popular new comics franchise, Jane Maxwell knows a thing or two about heroes, but has no illusions of being one herself. All of that is shattered, however, when she finds herself swept into a parallel world—one where her characters are real, and her parallel self is their leader. There’s just one problem: that Jane is missing. Under the growing danger of a deadly new villain named UltraViolet, the team has no choice but to ask Jane to do the impossible: step into the suit left behind by her double, become the hero that they need her to be. But with budding powers that threaten to overwhelm her, a family she only half-recognizes, and the parallel version of her dead wife staring her in the face, navigating her alternate life proves harder than she ever imagined…

Gather at Home

Gather at Home
Author: Monika Hibbs
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-03-10
ISBN 10: 0735236291
ISBN 13: 9780735236295
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gather at Home Book Review:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER Popular blogger and lifestyle influencer Monika Hibbs shares her favourite recipes and crafts to bring thoughtful touches to all of life's moments--big or small. Monika Hibbs has found joy in planning gatherings since she was a little girl, but it's not just the hallmark occasions she spends time thinking about. Over the years, she has learned just how important it is to slow down and savour life's simple, everyday moments, in addition to the holidays and milestones. In Gather at Home, Monika Hibbs shares her favourite relaxed and easy ways to make your everyday moments and seasonal celebrations special. Use Monika's collection of over 100 simple recipes, crafts, and do-it-yourself projects, conveniently divided by season, to turn your Friday family games night, Mother's Day brunch, holiday dinner, or outdoor evening barbecue into something memorable, and to create other effortless moments that your friends and family will cherish for years to come. You'll find breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert ideas to fit the mood of every season, as well as crafts and do-it-yourself projects you can easily get the kids involved with. Draw inspiration from the lush photography, and add Monika's extra-special touches to make every moment a well-crafted one that will show your family and friends just how much you care.

Good bye Gweilo

Good bye  Gweilo
Author: Erwin Atwood,Ann Marie Major
Publsiher: Hampton Press (NJ)
Total Pages: 321
Release: 1996
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015037694109
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Good bye Gweilo Book Review:

This work explores long-term public opinion and media use regarding Britain's return of Hong Kong to the People's Republic of China. Content analysis, opinion surveys, and reviews are used to summarise public and international opinion. An overview of Hong Kong past and present is incorporated.

When You Read This

When You Read This
Author: Mary Adkins
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-02-05
ISBN 10: 0062834703
ISBN 13: 9780062834706
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When You Read This Book Review:

For fans of Maria Semple and Rainbow Rowell, a comedy-drama for the digital age: an epistolary debut novel about the ties that bind and break our hearts. Iris Massey is gone. But she’s left something behind. For four years, Iris Massey worked side by side with PR maven Smith Simonyi, helping clients perfect their brands. But Iris has died, taken by terminal illness at only thirty-three. Adrift without his friend and colleague, Smith is surprised to discover that in her last six months, Iris created a blog filled with sharp and often funny musings on the end of a life not quite fulfilled. She also made one final request: for Smith to get her posts published as a book. With the help of his charmingly eager, if overbearingly forthright, new intern Carl, Smith tackles the task of fulfilling Iris’s last wish. Before he can do so, though, he must get the approval of Iris’ big sister Jade, an haute cuisine chef who’s been knocked sideways by her loss. Each carrying their own baggage, Smith and Jade end up on a collision course with their own unresolved pasts and with each other. Told in a series of e-mails, blog posts, online therapy submissions, text messages, legal correspondence, home-rental bookings, and other snippets of our virtual lives, When You Read This is a deft, captivating romantic comedy—funny, tragic, surprising, and bittersweet—that candidly reveals how we find new beginnings after loss.

Insights on Jennifer Close s The Hopefuls by Instaread

Insights on Jennifer Close   s The Hopefuls by Instaread
Author: Instaread
Publsiher: Instaread
Total Pages: 25
Release: 2018-08-18
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The People We Hate at the Wedding

The People We Hate at the Wedding
Author: Grant Ginder
Publsiher: Flatiron Books
Total Pages: 355
Release: 2017-06-06
ISBN 10: 1250095212
ISBN 13: 9781250095213
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The People We Hate at the Wedding Book Review:

"It’s for the same audience that flocked to The Nest, Where’d You Go, Bernadette? or dare I say a little book you might be a fan of, Crazy Rich Asians." — Kevin Kwan, New York Times bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians "Sinfully good." — Elin Hilderbrand Entertainment Weekly's Summer Must-Read A Publishers Weekly BEST SUMMER BOOKS, 2017 New York Post Best Books of Summer Redbook's 10 Books You Have To Read This Summer "The summer’s most compelling fictional exploration of affluence and envy. Like all the best beach reads, it eats the rich like so many frozen grapes." — Bloomberg Businessweek Relationships are awful. They'll kill you, right up to the point where they start saving your life. Paul and Alice’s half-sister Eloise is getting married! In London! There will be fancy hotels, dinners at “it” restaurants and a reception at a country estate complete with tea lights and embroidered cloth napkins. They couldn’t hate it more. The People We Hate at the Wedding is the story of a less than perfect family. Donna, the clan’s mother, is now a widow living in the Chicago suburbs with a penchant for the occasional joint and more than one glass of wine with her best friend while watching House Hunters International. Alice is in her thirties, single, smart, beautiful, stuck in a dead-end job where she is mired in a rather predictable, though enjoyable, affair with her married boss. Her brother Paul lives in Philadelphia with his older, handsomer, tenured track professor boyfriend who’s recently been saying things like “monogamy is an oppressive heteronormative construct,” while eyeing undergrads. And then there’s Eloise. Perfect, gorgeous, cultured Eloise. The product of Donna’s first marriage to a dashing Frenchman, Eloise has spent her school years at the best private boarding schools, her winter holidays in St. John and a post-college life cushioned by a fat, endless trust fund. To top it off, she’s infuriatingly kind and decent. As this estranged clan gathers together, and Eloise's walk down the aisle approaches, Grant Ginder brings to vivid, hilarious life the power of family, and the complicated ways we hate the ones we love the most in the most bitingly funny, slyly witty and surprisingly tender novel you’ll read this year.

What It Takes

What It Takes
Author: Richard Ben Cramer
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 1060
Release: 2011-08-02
ISBN 10: 1453219641
ISBN 13: 9781453219645
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What It Takes Book Review:

Before Game Change there was What It Takes, a ride along the 1988 campaign trail and “possibly the best [book] ever written about an American election” (NPR). Written by Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and New York Times–bestselling author Richard Ben Cramer, What It Takes is “a perfect-pitch rendering of the emotions, the intensity, the anguish, and the emptiness of what may have been the last normal two-party campaign in American history” (Time). An up-close, in-depth look at six candidates—George H. W. “Poppy” Bush, Bob Dole, Joe Biden, Michael Dukakis, Richard Gephardt, and Gary Hart—this account of the 1988 US presidential campaign explores a unique moment in history, with details on everything from Bush at the Astrodome to Hart’s Donna Rice scandal. Cramer also addresses the question we find ourselves pondering every four years: How do presumably ordinary people acquire that mixture of ambition, stamina, and pure shamelessness that allows them to throw their hat in the ring as a candidate for leadership of the free world? Exhaustively researched from thousands of hours of interviews, What It Takes creates powerful portraits of these Republican and Democratic contenders, and the consultants, donors, journalists, handlers, and hangers-on who surround them, as they meet, greet, and strategize their way through primary season chasing the nomination, resulting in “a hipped-up amalgam of Teddy White, Tom Wolfe, and Norman Mailer” (Los Angeles Times Book Review). With timeless insight that helps us understand the current state of the nation, this “ultimate insider’s book on presidential politics” explores what helps these people survive, what makes them prosper, what drives them, and ultimately, what drives our government—human beings, in all their flawed glory (San Francisco Chronicle).

Admission

Admission
Author: Jean Hanff Korelitz
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2013-06-04
ISBN 10: 0571309100
ISBN 13: 9780571309108
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Admission Book Review:

Now a film starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd 'A book you can't put down.' O, The Oprah Magazine For years, thirty-eight-year-old Portia Nathan has hidden behind her busy career as a Princeton admissions officer and her less than passionate relationship. Then the piece of her past that she has tried so hard to bury resurfaces, catapulting her on an extraordinary journey of the heart that challenges everything she ever thought she believed. Soon, just as Portia must decide on the fates of thousands of bright students regarding their admission to university, so too must she confront the life-altering decisions she made long ago.

Followers

Followers
Author: Megan Angelo
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2020-01-14
ISBN 10: 1488051291
ISBN 13: 9781488051296
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Followers Book Review:

“If anyone is going to explore a future version of our high-tech, internet-obsessed culture, please let it be Megan Angelo. Followers is pure gold.” —Abbi Jacobson, bestselling author and cocreator of Broad City “An intricate and brave story of friendship, ambition, and love and the lengths people will go to protect it all.” —Booklist, *starred review* “Spectacular… the tale skillfully builds to a terrifyingly believable climax…Angelo delivers a strong, consistently fascinating debut.” —Publishers Weekly, *starred review* “Endless clever details and suspenseful plotting make this speculative-fiction debut an addictive treat.” —Kirkus Reviews, *starred review* An electrifying story of two ambitious friends, the dark choices they make and the stunning moment that changes the world as we know it forever Orla Cadden is a budding novelist stuck in a dead-end job, writing clickbait about movie-star hookups and influencer yoga moves. Then Orla meets Floss—a striving, wannabe A-lister—who comes up with a plan for launching them both into the high-profile lives they dream about. So what if Orla and Floss’s methods are a little shady—and sometimes people get hurt? Their legions of followers can’t be wrong. Thirty-five years later, in a closed California village where government-appointed celebrities live every moment of the day on camera, a woman named Marlow discovers a shattering secret about her past. Despite her massive popularity—twelve million loyal followers—Marlow dreams of fleeing the corporate sponsors who would do anything to keep her on-screen. When she learns that her whole family history is based on a lie, Marlow finally summons the courage to run in search of the truth, no matter the risks. Followers traces the paths of Orla, Floss and Marlow as they wind through time toward each other, and toward a cataclysmic event that sends America into lasting upheaval. At turns wry and tender, bleak and hopeful, this darkly funny story reminds us that even if we obsess over famous people we’ll never meet, what we really crave is genuine human connection.