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Dear Friends,
I’m excited to share the cover of my newest book, THE MOST LIKELY CLUB, out in the world September 6th. Check out this amazing pie courtesy of @pieladybooks. 
Have you ever dreaded a reunion? Wondered how your life turned out so differently than you planned? Do you miss the 90s? Welcome to the THE MOST LIKELY CLUB. Four women, best friends since high school, reunite at their 25th high school reunion and stare down their yearbook superlatives. They were supposed to light the world on fire… instead they’re just putting them out. But maybe it’s not too late? They make a pact to turn their teenage dreams into reality. And everything goes perfectly. Well, not exactly… 
Do you remember your high school superlative? What’s your favorite 90s trend? (I miss baby-doll tees and chokers, though I looked terrible in both). 
Until September, suggestions below on how to keep busy…

What to Read

How to be Perfect by Michael Schur

I rarely dip my toe into non-fiction, but several friends recommended this book. From the creator of The Good Place, the book details the research he did for his hit TV show about morality and what it means to be a good person. It’s accessible and funny and I’m reading it along with my teenage son.

Woman on Fire by Lisa Barr

Propulsive, historically fascinating, twisty-turny, I love this book about the hunt for a significant painting looted by the Nazis. It’s a globe-trotting novel that is expertly plotted. Barr was an investigative journalist before she turned novelist, and her research skills shine here. Oh, and there are awesome sex scenes!

What to Watch

Pam & Tommy (Hulu)

I resisted my husband’s requests to watch this together for a while. A show about a leaked porn tape starring the drop-dead gorgeous Lily James playing his old crush, Pamela Anderson? He could do it on his own time. Eventually I relented and I can admit it’s actually really good. Great acting and apparently very true to life. 

What to Listen To

The Chiffon Trenches by André Leon Talley
I’m deviating from my usual podcast recommendations to suggest listening to this memoir from 2021. André Leon Talley’s rich baritone, highly distinct voice makes this juicy tale of life at the upper echelons of fashion extra enjoyable. Talley died of a heart attack two months ago; it makes listening to him that much more meaningful. 
Pre-order THE MOST LIKELY CLUB today!
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