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Girls in White Dresses

Jennifer Close

Wickedly hilarious and utterly recognizable, Girls in White Dresses tells the story of three women grappling with heartbreak and career change, family pressure and new love-all while suffering through an endless round of weddings and bridal showers. Isabella, Mary, and Lauren feel like everyone they know is getting married. On Sunday after Sunday, at bridal shower after bridal shower, they coo over toasters, collect ribbons and wrapping paper, eat minuscule sandwiches and doll-sized cakes. They wear pastel dresses and drink champagne by the case, but amid the celebration these women have their own lives to contend with: Isabella is working at a mailing-list company, dizzy with the mixed signals of a boss who claims she's on a diet but has Isabella file all morning if she forgets to bring her a chocolate muffin. Mary thinks she might cry with happiness when she finally meets a nice guy who loves his mother, only to realize he'll never love Mary quite as much. And Lauren, a waitress at a Midtown bar, swears up and down she won't fall for the sleazy bartender-a promise that his dirty blond curls and perfect vodka sodas make hard to keep. With a wry sense of humor, Jennifer Close brings us through those thrilling, bewildering, what-on-earth-am-I-going-to-do-with-my-life years of early adulthood. These are the years when everyone else seems to have a plan, a great job, and an appropriate boyfriend, while Isabella has a blind date with a gay man, Mary has a crush on her boss, and Lauren has a goldfish named Willard. Through boozy family holidays and disastrous ski vacations, relationships lost to politics and relationships found in pet stores, Girls in White Dresses pulls us deep inside the circle of these friends, perfectly capturing the wild frustrations and soaring joys of modern life. From the Hardcover edition.

Wickedly hilarious and utterly recognizable, Girls in White Dresses tells the story of three women grappling with heartbreak and career change, family pressure and new love-all while suffering through an endless round of weddings and bridal showers. Isabella, Mary, and Lauren feel like everyone they know is getting married. On Sunday after Sunday, at bridal shower after bridal shower, they coo over toasters, collect ribbons and wrapping paper, eat minuscule sandwiches and doll-sized cakes. They wear pastel dresses and drink champagne by the case, but amid the celebration these women have their own lives to contend with: Isabella is working at a mailing-list company, dizzy with the mixed signals of a boss who claims she's on a diet but has Isabella file all morning if she forgets to bring her a chocolate muffin. Mary thinks she might cry with happiness when she finally meets a nice guy who loves his mother, only to realize he'll never love Mary quite as much. And Lauren, a waitress at a Midtown bar, swears up and down she won't fall for the sleazy bartender-a promise that his dirty blond curls and perfect vodka sodas make hard to keep. With a wry sense of humor, Jennifer Close brings us through those thrilling, bewildering, what-on-earth-am-I-going-to-do-with-my-life years of early adulthood. These are the years when everyone else seems to have a plan, a great job, and an appropriate boyfriend, while Isabella has a blind date with a gay man, Mary has a crush on her boss, and Lauren has a goldfish named Willard. Through boozy family holidays and disastrous ski vacations, relationships lost to politics and relationships found in pet stores, Girls in White Dresses pulls us deep inside the circle of these friends, perfectly capturing the wild frustrations and soaring joys of modern life. From the Hardcover edition.
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Wickedly hilarious and utterly recognizable, Girls in White Dresses tells the story of three women grappling with heartbreak and career change, family pressure and new love-all while suffering through an endless round of weddings and bridal showers. Isabella, Mary, and Lauren feel like everyone they know is getting married. On Sunday after Sunday, at bridal shower after bridal shower, they coo over toasters, collect ribbons and wrapping paper, eat minuscule sandwiches and doll-sized cakes. They wear pastel dresses and drink champagne by the case, but amid the celebration these women have their own lives to contend with: Isabella is working at a mailing-list company, dizzy with the mixed signals of a boss who claims she's on a diet but has Isabella file all morning if she forgets to bring her a chocolate muffin. Mary thinks she might cry with happiness when she finally meets a nice guy who loves his mother, only to realize he'll never love Mary quite as much. And Lauren, a waitress at a Midtown bar, swears up and down she won't fall for the sleazy bartender-a promise that his dirty blond curls and perfect vodka sodas make hard to keep. With a wry sense of humor, Jennifer Close brings us through those thrilling, bewildering, what-on-earth-am-I-going-to-do-with-my-life years of early adulthood. These are the years when everyone else seems to have a plan, a great job, and an appropriate boyfriend, while Isabella has a blind date with a gay man, Mary has a crush on her boss, and Lauren has a goldfish named Willard. Through boozy family holidays and disastrous ski vacations, relationships lost to politics and relationships found in pet stores, Girls in White Dresses pulls us deep inside the circle of these friends, perfectly capturing the wild frustrations and soaring joys of modern life. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Emily Janice Card

Length:

8h 5m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:15


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:59


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:26


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:51


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:56


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:50


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:37


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:54


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:29


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:41


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:32


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:55


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:51


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:05


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:19


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:16


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:47


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:44


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:07


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:35


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:01


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:40


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:01


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:20


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:07


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:03


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:46


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:22


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:08


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:28


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:28


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:11


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:56


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:50


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:00


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:23


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:46


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:23


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:45


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:16


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:40


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:31


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:08


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:52


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:12


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:51


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:29


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:46


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:22


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:07


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:33


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:42


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:11


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:40


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:20


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:35


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:26


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:53


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:57


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:08


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:44


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:15


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:29


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:09


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:46


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:42


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:35


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:57


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:50


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:52


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:22


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:48


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:46


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:27


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:09


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:34


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:03


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:28


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

00:32