A romp, for the girlies. Straight people wedding nonsense dialed up to a million. Ellie and robin are childhood best friends who have drifted apart. now Ellie is engaged and begging Robin to be her maid of honor. She eventually gives in so long as Ellie promises to not to be a complete maniac of a bride. . . . Seems simple enough. Things, of course, go off the rails. Crimes committed, murders attempted, animals . . . sliced open. A dark, funny, and easy read. My favorite quote: "He had a face like he had drunk a glass of milk everyday of his life." Need I go on?— Anna
*A PureWow Best Beach Read of Summer 2022*
*A Washington Post Best Book of June*
*An Entertainment Weekly Best Book for Summer*?
*A Glamour Best New Book to Get Your Summer Started*
*A Vogue Queer Book to Read This Summer*
A wedding weekend spirals out of control in this bold, electrifying, hilarious novel about the complexities of female friendship
Robin and Ellie have been best friends since childhood. When Robin came out, Ellie was there for her. When Ellie's father died, Robin had her back. But when Ellie asks Robin to be her maid of honor, she is reluctant. A queer academic, Robin is dubious of the elaborate wedding rituals now sweeping the nation, which go far beyond champagne toasts and a bouquet toss. But loyalty wins out, and Robin accepts.
Yet, as the wedding weekend approaches, a series of ominous occurrences lead Robin to second-guess her decision. It seems that everyone in the bridal party is out to get her. Perhaps even Ellie herself.
Manically entertaining, viciously funny and eerily campy, So Happy for You is the ultimate send-up to our collective obsession with the wedding industrial complex and a riveting, unexpectedly poignant depiction of friendship in all its messy glory.