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Emily Gould - Author

About the Author

Emily Gould is an author, journalist and the co-founder of a feminist publishing startup, Emily Books. She has written extensively for publications including the New York Times, London Review of Books, Guardian, The Economist, Slate and Jezebel, and since 2005 has run a popular blog at emilymagazine.com. She is the author of a collection of essays, And the Heart Says Whatever, and Friendship is her debut novel.

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Friendship

Friendship

Author: Emily Gould Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/07/2015

Bev and Amy are best friends but, at thirty, they have reached a crossroads. Bev is stuck in circumstances that would barely have passed muster in her twenties: temping, living in a shared house, drowning in debt. Amy is a fiercely charismatic media darling still riding the tailwinds of early success, but reality is catching up with her. And now Bev is unexpectedly pregnant.As the two friends are dragged into genuine adulthood, they are forced to contemplate the possibility that growing up might mean growing apart.

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Friendship

Friendship

Author: Emily Gould Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/07/2014

Bev Tunney and Amy Schein are best friends, but now, at thirty, they have reached a crossroads. Bev is stuck in circumstances that would have barely passed muster in her mid-twenties: temping, living in a shared house, drowning in debt. Amy is a fiercely charismatic media darling still riding the tailwinds of early success, but reality is catching up with her. And now Bev is unexpectedly pregnant. As Amy and Bev are dragged into genuine adulthood, they are forced to contemplate the possibility that growing up might mean growing apart. They want to help each other but can't help themselves; want to make good decisions, but fall prey to their worst impulses. An encounter with an accomplished older woman, Sally, throws their problems into sharp relief.

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Other books by Emily Gould

Perfect Tunes

Perfect Tunes

Author: Emily Gould Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2020

'Perfect Tunes is an intoxicating blend of music, love and family . . . one of the great New York coming-of-age stories' Stephanie Danler 'A profound story of love, loss, heredity and par enthood . . . both funny and deep' Emma Straub 'Mind-blowing . . . brilliant and fearless' Elif Batuman The perfect song. The biggest dream. The love of her life. It's the early days of the new millennium, and Laura has arrived in New York City's East Village in the hopes of recording her first album. A songwriter with a one-of-a-kind talent, she's just beginning to book gigs with her beautiful best friend when she falls hard for a troubled but magnetic musician whose star is on the rise. Their time together is stormy and short-lived - but will reverberate for the rest of Laura's life. Fifteen years later, Laura's teenage daughter, Marie, is asking questions about her father, questions that Laura does not want to answer. Laura has built a stable life in Brooklyn that bears little resemblance to the one she envisioned when she left Ohio all those years ago, and she's taken pains to close the door on what was and what might have been. But neither her best friend, now a famous musician who relies on Laura's songwriting skills, nor her depressed and searching daughter will let her give up on her dreams. Funny, wise, and tender-hearted, Perfect Tunes explores the fault lines in our most important relationships, and asks whether dreams deferred can ever be reclaimed. Praise for Emily Gould 'Emily Gould is massively talented, just as good at devastating us with an emotional truth as she is at amusing us with a clever joke' Curtis Sittenfeld 'Enlightening insights into what it is to be female and coming of age in twenty-first-century New York, but there's the warm glow of real friendship too' Daily Mail 'A sharp study of female friendship, that treacherous terrain where envy and deep fondness often go hand in hand' Observer 'A wry, sharply observed coming-of-age story for the post-recession era' People 'A vivid exploration of the missed connections and overwhelming isolation of modern urban life . . . Compulsively readable' Los Angeles Times 'It points to Ms Gould's abilities as a keen-eyed noticer and her knack for nailing down her ravenous observations with energy and flair' New York Times

Perfect Tunes

Perfect Tunes

Author: Emily Gould Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/08/2020

'Shows the ways in which we are all, always, having to reimagine the story of our lives' Refinery29 'Really smart and exceptionally good' Curtis Sittenfeld 'A moving investigation of love, loss and parenthood' Esquire 'Mind-blowing . . . brilliant and fearless' Elif Batuman The perfect song. The biggest dream. The love of her life. It's the early days of the new millennium, and Laura has arrived in New York City's East Village in the hopes of recording her first album. A songwriter with a one-of-a-kind talent, she's just beginning to book gigs with her beautiful best friend when she falls hard for a troubled but magnetic musician whose star is on the rise. Their time together is stormy and short-lived - but will reverberate for the rest of Laura's life. Fifteen years later, Laura's teenage daughter is asking questions about her father, questions Laura does not want to answer. Laura has built a stable life in Brooklyn that bears little resemblance to the one she envisioned all those years ago, and she's taken pains to close the door on what was and what might have been. When her best friend - now a famous musician - comes to town, opportunity knocks for Laura for a second time. Has growing older changed who she is and what she most wants? After all the sacrifices and compromises she's made along the way, how much is she still that girl from Ohio, with big talent and big dreams? Funny, wise and tender-hearted, Perfect Tunes explores the fault lines in our most important relationships, and asks whether dreams deferred can ever be reclaimed.

Best Friends - So wie wir sind

Best Friends - So wie wir sind

Author: Emily Gould Format: eBook Release Date: 25/08/2016

Emily Gould erzahlt in ihrem ersten Roman Best friends die Geschichte einer Freundschaft von zwei Frauen um die dreiig mit Humor und Sympathie.Bev und Amy haben sich vor Jahren bei ihrem ersten richtigen Job in New York kennengelernt und sind seitdem beste Freundinnen. Beide sind knapp dreiig, uberqualifiziert und unterbezahlt. Amy war eine erfolgreiche Bloggerin, langweilt sich jetzt aber in einer Online-Redaktion, chattet zur Ablenkung die meiste Zeit privat. Bev schlagt sich mit Zeitarbeit durch, um ihre Schulden abzustottern, und lebt in einer eher studentischen WG. Und jetzt ist sie auch noch ungeplant schwanger, und Amy entwickelt einen abwegigen Plan.Ob Amy und Bev bei Sushi und Zigaretten ablastern, sich gegenseitig bei den kleinen und groen Katastrophen des Alltags beistehen oder ihre Lebensentscheidungen kritisch hinterfragen, sie sind immer ehrlich und sehr lebendig.

Friendship

Friendship

Author: Emily Gould Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2014

Bev Tunney and Amy Schein are best friends, but now, at thirty, they have reached a crossroads. Bev is stuck in circumstances that would have barely passed muster in her mid-twenties: temping, living in a shared house, drowning in debt. Amy is a fiercely charismatic media darling still riding the tailwinds of early success, but reality is catching up with her. And now Bev is unexpectedly pregnant. As Amy and Bev are dragged into genuine adulthood, they are forced to contemplate the possibility that growing up might mean growing apart. They want to help each other but can't help themselves; want to make good decisions, but fall prey to their worst impulses. An encounter with an accomplished older woman, Sally, throws their problems into sharp relief. Emily Gould's dazzling novel traces the evolution of a friendship with wry sympathy, refreshing honesty and humour.

And the Heart Says Whatever

And the Heart Says Whatever

Author: Emily Gould Format: eBook Release Date: 03/07/2014

In her searing collection of essays, Emily Gould - writer, journalist and former editor at Gawker.com - tells the truth about becoming an adult in New York City in the twenty-first century, surrounded by bartenders, bloggers, socialites and bankers. Touching on failure, success, love, lust, work, and what it's like to leave one life behind to begin another one, these essays are for everyone who ever had a job she wished she didn't, felt inchoate ambition sour into resentment, ended a relationship, regretted a decision, or told a secret to exactly the wrong person. In piercing, candid, witty prose, Gould decodes the new challenges of our post-private lives and the age-old intricacies of the human heart.

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