Thursday, May 3, 2018

Here's to the "Ladies" who a book giveaway

Introduction by Melissa Amster

When I first heard about Hey Ladies! by Michelle Markowitz and Caroline Moss, I knew we had to feature it at CLC this spring. I'm so glad to have both ladies here to answer questions for Food month. I enjoyed reading their answers and hope you will too. Thanks to Abrams Books, we have TWO copies to give away!

Michelle Markowitz is a writer and director. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, New York, The Hairpin, Fast Company, Jezebel, and on The Today Show, Good Morning America, MTV, and more. She lives in NYC.

Caroline Moss is a writer and editor with bylines in The New York Times, New York Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Racked, and more. She is a contributing editor of The Wing's No Man's Land magazine. HEY LADIES! is her first book.

Bios are courtesy of Michelle and Caroline's website.

Visit both ladies online!

Twitter:                        Instagram:
@michmarkowitz         @michellemarkowitz
@socarolinesays         @carolinenoo

Based on the column of the same name that appeared in The Toast, Hey Ladies! is a laugh-out-loud read that follows a fictitious group of eight 20-and-30-something female friends for one year of holidays, summer house rentals, dates, brunches, breakups, and, of course, the planning of a disastrous wedding. This instantly relatable story is told entirely through emails, texts, DMs, and every other form of communication known to man.

The women in the book are stand-ins for annoying friends that we all have. There’s Nicole, who’s always broke and tries to pay for things in Forever21 gift cards. There’s Katie, the self-important budding journalist, who thinks a retweet and a byline are the same thing. And there’s Jen, the DIY suburban bride-to-be. With a perfectly pitched sardonic tone,
Hey Ladies! will have you cringing and laughing as you recognize your own friends, and even yourself. (Courtesy of Amazon.)

What is your favorite cuisine?
Michelle Markowitz: Mexican, for sure. Preferably served out of a truck in a parking lot where you need a million napkins to eat a single taco.
Caroline Moss: Mine is a toss up between Italian food (pasta more than pizza, though) or burgers.

What snack would be a good pairing with Hey, Ladies!?
MM: Does wine count as a snack?
CM: Popcorn. It feels like the appropriate food to eat while watching drama go down in someone else's inbox.

What is a food everyone else likes but you won't even touch?
MM:This makes no sense to anyone, even me, but I am not a fan of chocolate chip cookies!
CM: Won't even don't think I would say I "won't even touch" ice cream, but ice cream is something I rarely crave.

What is your go-to restaurant?
MM: There is an Italian restaurant in my sister's neighborhood that has the best food and the worst service, and I am always pushing for it when ordering in.
CM: Any 24-hour diner!

What is the strangest thing you have ever eaten?
MM: I've recently become a fan of a slice of pizza with cold mozzarella on top and then sriracha on top of that! Delicious!
CM: I can't think of something so out of left field but I do know that as a kid my parents convinced me to eat calamari by telling me it was French fries and it worked. (I found out later, but I was too big a fan of the food to think too hard about eating octopus and squid.)

What is your favorite comfort food?
MM: Anything in the key of carbs.
CM: Soft scrambled eggs with cheese. Every time.

Thanks to Michelle and Caroline for a fun visit and to Abrams Media for sharing their book with our readers!

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Janine said...


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traveler said...

I won't eat spicy food. Indian or Mexican and no onions or garlic ever.

Jess said...

i wouldn't say I hate but I am not a big fan of sushi, which seems to be something everyone else loves.

LoriF said...

Loved this interview! Nothing ad relaxing an d relatable as a food centered conversation. Looking forward to your novel ladies!!!

rhonda said...

Anything spicy

RD said...


Linda Kish said...

Spicy foods

Rita Wray said...

Spicy food.

Kate Vocke said...

Ugh! Olives!! Why does everyone love them?!?!

Glo said...

Oatmeal cookies with raisins...barf!

Mary C said...


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Niki Storey said...

Sushi and Seafood rank at the top of my "Eew gross" list!

Linda May said...

Fish or any other kind of seafood. Thanks for your generosity.

John Smith said...

"What is a food everyone else likes but you won't even touch?" Onions. Slimy onions are gross. Crunchy onions are gross. And don't get me started on lettuce!

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Lesley McIntosh said...

I am not keen on egg plant or olives but they both seem trendy at the moment

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The Book Sage said...

Good intro, Melissa.

Kelley Blair said...

Condiments... blah!!!!!

A. B. said...

Ice cream.

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