I’m so excited to introduce all of you to Emily Belden, author of the bestselling memoir Eightysixed: Life Lessons Learned! The book is all about her experience as a a twenty something living in Chicago, searching for love, and figuring out the person she wants to be. It’s hilarious, touching, and for all you Chicago ladies- just a little relatable.
The best part? Emily’s writing style makes you feel like she’s your long lost best friend. Her references to Real Housewives, tales of online dating, and general shenanigans not only cracked me up, but made me feel connected. She’s smart, thoughtful, and sometimes lost throughout the book… but few people in their 20s actually know what they’re doing, right? We’ll figure it out, though. We got this.
To peak your interest even more, I thought I’d ask Emily some fun questions!
Q: Favorite book? A:Beautiful Boy, David Sheff – sad, but eye opening. It’s a book for when you want to really feel.
Q: Favorite movie? A: Little Miss Sunshine – it’s a classic and Greg Kinnear is the bomb.
Q: Favorite Chicago restaurant? A: Right now, it’s Beatrix. Their butterscotch 6-inch cookie is to die for.
Q: Coffee or tea? A: Diet Coke. Q: Dinner or Dessert? A: Dessert!
Q: Aidan or Big? A: I’d like to have dinner at Alinea with Big, but watch Netflix reruns with Aidan. Q: Who would you invite to your ideal dinner party? A: I would like to invite the entire cast of Breaking Amish to dinner at Girl & The Goat.
Emily has been generous enough to offer a discount code, which means you can download this gem of a book for under $5. Yup! Purchase on Smashwords and enter the code QF73U. (Valid until April 24th) If you don’t have an e-reader, you can get a paperback/kindle copy on Amazon. I hope you all like it as much as I did! Enjoy!