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To: Ali; Allison; charlotte.smith857@gmail.com; Caitlin; Ashley; Nicole S; Morgan L.; Jen; Gracie (work)
From: Katie
Date: November 4, 2013
Subject: LADIES it’s November

Hey ladies,

Halloween success? I think so. I thought Orange is the New Black was a great choice at the end. I’m sorry for being bitchy about it that night and the 30 days prior to Halloween but the holidays always stress me out :) You know how it is!

Oh also as a side note: I ended up taking the new position!! The one that pays more money (ahhh). So maybs we can pull together a brunch or drinks? Will someone send that email (there’s something really desp about sending your own email for this kind of thing).

So this may sound super weird but I noticed that book clubs are trending, and I think we should start one.

We can like pick a book, read it, and then like hang out and drink wine and talk about it??

IDEAS FOR BOOKS:

Something Borrowed (the movie is so good!!)

Tuesdays With Morrie (sad and I hear it’s a classic)

Catch-22 (????)

On The Road (always reminds me of that guy I dated that moved to Wyoming to start a hemp farm so maybe not </3)

Anything by Jodi Picoult??????

BOOKS BY STRONG WOMEN ARE REALLY TRENDING RIGHT NOW:

Lean In (forget who wrote it but she’s friends with the Facebook CEO)

A Place Of Yes by Bethenny Frankel!! She also wrote Skinnydipping which I read but would read again (so so so good, who knew she could write)

Okay so when we pick (send your votes!) we can figure out a schedule (a chapter a week or whatever) and then figure out a place to meet and talk about it and then also pick who brings what (would be cute to do like mimosas and croissants?)

EMAIL ME BACK ASAP want to do this before Hanukkah starts.

x’s and o’s for days,

Katie

To: Ali; Katie; Allison; charlotte.smith857@gmail.com; Caitlin; Ashley; Nicole S; Jen; Gracie (work)
From: Morgan
Date: November 4, 2013
Subject: RE: LADIES it’s november

Hey girlies!

I love this idea!! Tuesdays and Sunday afternoons work best for me. But I can also make Mondays work if we do it after 10:30p. Might be able to make Wednesdays work too depending on my therapist’s schedule. Saturday and Thursday and Friday might work also, depending on the week.

Those are great book suggestions!! My faves of them are either Lean In or Tuesdays with Morrie!! I can do some research and see if Oprah has any recent picks via O Magazine or OWN.

Some other ideas too off the top of my head:

Eat Pray Love
The Joy Luck Club (would be cool to have a multicultural perspective)
The Four Hour Work Week
He’s Just Not That Into You – I mean. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Or what about something gearing up for the holidays?? Like the screenplay of Love, Actually??

Can’t wait!!!
Morgan

To: Morgan L; Ali; Katie; Allison; charlotte.smith857@gmail.com; Caitlin; Ashley; Nicole S; Jen
From: Gracie (work)
Date: November 6, 2013
Subject: RE: LADIES it’s november

Hey all,

This is actually a really good idea. At my old job, we had a monthly book club and it was a really great way to not only force yourself to commit to a book but also to get to know the people you work with. Would love to start doing this as a group.

I have NW by Zadie Smith on my list as well as a few others. I’d rather stay away from Lean In :) but let me know if any of those titles sound appealing. I have NW on my kindle and can share the book with anyone who has a kindle or the kindle app on their phone, if cost is at all a concern!

Thanks for including me :)

Gracie

To: Gracie (work); Morgan L; Ali; Katie; Allison; charlotte.smith857@gmail.com; Caitlin; Ashley; Jen
From: Nicole
Date: November 8, 2013
Subject: RE: LADIES it’s november

Hiiii girls!

Aww, thanks for offering to share NW with all of us, but I gotta be honest. I read her essay on The Social Network and while she does possess a unique perspective of attending Harvard during the Golden Age of Natalie Portman/Zuckerberg/Winkleviimania, I think we can all agree her viewpoint was reductive and filled with ideological fallacies.

I think we should read A People’s History of the United States. Or Dave Barry Does Japan.

Luv,
Nicole

To: Nicole; Gracie (work); Morgan L; Ali; Allison; charlotte.smith857@gmail.com; Caitlin; Ashley; Jen
From: Katie
Date: November 9, 2013
Subject: RE: LADIES it’s november

Hi ladies,

Nicole where did you lift that first sentence from, like, Wikipedia?

Okay everyone has such amazing ideas but I think we should either do:

Lean In or Love, Actually screenplay (seasonal is fun!!!!!!! Plus there are so many levels in that movie because it’s literally about like 8 different love stories)

What about Angela’s Ashes?????????

Wait has anyone read The Carrie Diaries????

Also wherever we get together can we make sure the place is completely gluten free???????

Ali are you reading these???? Lol

Xoxoxoxoox
Katie

To: Katie; Nicole; Gracie (work); Morgan L; Allison; charlotte.smith857@gmail.com; Caitlin; Ashley; Jen
From: Ali
Date: November 11, 2013
Subject: RE: LADIES it’s november

Hey BETCHES,

All these ideas sound great!! Katie is such an AMAZING planner, can’t wait to see how it all turns out!!

I would love to read whatever book you choose. My only teeny tiny request is that we lock down a time ASAP. My calendar is booking up what with all the holiday parties and benefits and galas I’lll be attending as Mike’s +1. You can email my intern some times and she should be able to help you out. Also, it would be really fun to eat clean and holistically while coordinating with the theme of whatever book we choose. I’m reading this really fun book right now that I “borrowed” from Mike hahaha he’s gonna have to see me soon to get it back hahha. Anyway, it’s by Sun Tzu and I HIGHLY recommend it.

X Ali

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“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” – Sun Tzu, The Art of War

To: Ali; Katie; Nicole; Gracie (work); Morgan L; Allison; charlotte.smith857@gmail.com; Caitlin; Jen
From: Ashley
Date: November 12, 2013
Subject: RE: LADIES it’s november

Ladies,

Can we do a Tuesday in December???????? I’m trying to do yoga everyday before and after work so I can just let go on thanksgiving day hahah (Ahhh I’m so fat).

Ash

To: Ashley; Ali; Katie; Nicole; Gracie (work); Allison; charlotte.smith857@gmail.com; Caitlin; Jen
From: Morgan
Date: November 13, 2013
Subject: RE: LADIES it’s november

Yeah!!!! Tuesdays in November works great for me!!!!!!

Let’s make cute flans!!!!!!!

LUV,
Morgan

To: Morgan; Ashley; Ali; Katie; Gracie (work); Allison; charlotte.smith857@gmail.com; Caitlin; Jen
From: Nicole
Date: November 13, 2013
Subject: RE: LADIES it’s november

Tuesdays in November!!!! WOOT!!!

Should we do it at someone’s apartment?? Who has more than two chairs???

xo,
Nicole

To: Morgan L; Ali; Katie; Allison; charlotte.smith857@gmail.com; Caitlin; Ashley; Nicole S; Jen
From: Gracie (work)
Date: November 15, 2013
Subject: RE: LADIES it’s november

Hey guys,

Seems like we have to work out some scheduling kinks. But any more ideas on books?

I was thinking – beautiful ruins by Jess Walter is supposedly great. Anyone read any good reviews? Open to trying something off the beaten path.

Gracie

To: Gracie (work); Morgan L; Ali; Allison; charlotte.smith857@gmail.com; Caitlin; Ashley; Nicole S; Jen
From: Gracie (work)
Date: November 15, 2013
Subject: RE: LADIES it’s november

Ladies,

Renting furniture…….should I? I can get a chaise lounge brought in if we do it at my apartment.

Katie

PS thanks so so SOOOO much for saying i am a good planner ali!! means the world to hear it from you!!!!!

To: Katie; Gracie (work); Morgan L; Ali; Allison; Caitlin; Ashley; Nicole S; Jen
From: charlotte.smith857@gmail.com
Date: November 15, 2013
Subject: RE: LADIES it’s november

WAIT!!!! HOLD. EVERYTHING.

NEW YEAR’S EVE.

What are we doing?????????

Write back,
Charlotte

To: Katie; Gracie (work); Morgan L; Allison; Caitlin; Ashley; Nicole S; Jen; charlotte.smith857@gmail.com
From: Ali
Date: November 17, 2013
Subject: RE: LADIES it’s november

Hello ladies!!

hahha, been working on New Year’s Eve plans for MONTHS silly!!!! This is my signature event and you girls will NOT be disappointed!!! Start saving and getting vaccinated now!!!

In the meanwhile, for the “book club event” — I think renting furniture is a great idea! Where do we stand on sushi rollers and smoothie artists to man the blender? And is there a final book yet? A true leader knows when to be decisive, right Katie?

We busy ladies will need time to read it of course. I’ll prob do all my reading during squats at the gym. I do so many and get down really low, so the book will practically read itself.

Loves!
Ali


“We’re bigger than we ever dreamed,
And I’m in love with being queen.”
– Lorde

To: Ali; Katie; Gracie (work); Morgan L; Allison; Caitlin; Nicole S; Jen; charlotte.smith857@gmail.com
From: Ashley
Date: November 20, 2013
Subject: RE: LADIES it’s november

Hi Ladies!

Do we know if The Holiday with Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet was based on a book???

Can someone do a google??

Love!
Ash

To: Katie; Gracie (work); Morgan L; Allison; Caitlin; Ashley; Nicole S; Jen; charlotte.smith857@gmail.com
From: Ali
Date: November 21, 2013
Subject: RE: LADIES it’s november

Ladies,

Where do we stand on November’s book club? Should we just forget about it, and start focusing on New Years?? Katie — no worries if you wanna just forget about this months. It’s so hard to plan these things, no one would blame you for not being able to handle coordinating all the details. Like Jack Nicholson said in The Departed, heavy lies the crown, you know?

Besos.
Ali!

To: Morgan L; Ali; Katie; Allison; charlotte.smith857@gmail.com; Caitlin; Ashley; Nicole S; Jen
From: Gracie (work)
Date: November 21, 2013
Subject: RE: LADIES it’s november

So I started reading The Circle on my Kindle. Anyone wanna borrow? We can be more casual about it, no need for a big thing.

Gracie

To: Gracie (work); Morgan L; Ali; Allison; charlotte.smith857@gmail.com; Caitlin; Ashley; Nicole S; Jen
From: Katie
Date: November 23, 2013
Subject: RE: LADIES it’s november

Yeah…so…I think we are def over the book club idea.

So yes. New Years!!!!! Okay. I wanna do something good this year and that does not mean the LES (like I’m sorry, but LITTTERALLY no).

Thoughts???? Wouldn’t mind paying a lot for a GOOD party.

xoxoox 2014 is going to be our best year yet!

Katie

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Caroline Moss is the deputy editor of culture at Tech Insider. She's also written for the New York Times and Cosmopolitan. She's tweeted over 100,000 times. Michelle Markowitz is a comedy writer, storyteller, and bachelorette party apologist in New York. She can be found subtweeting Cory Booker @michmarkowitz.

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