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So Here's the Thing

So Here's the Thing

From the New York Times bestselling author of Who Thought This Was a Good Idea? comes a fun, frank book of reflections, essays and interviews on topics ranging from politics and career to motherhood, sisterhood and making and sustaining relationships of all kinds in the age of social media.

Alyssa Mastromonaco is back with a bold, no-nonsense and no-holds-barred twenty-first-century girl’s guide to life, tackling the highs and lows of bodies, politics, relationships, parents, education, life on the internet and pop culture. Whether discussing Barbra Streisand or The Bachelor, working in the West Wing or working on finding a wing woman, Alyssa leaves no stone unturned . . . and no awkward situation unexamined.

Like her bestseller Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?, So Here’s the Thing brings a sharp eye and outsize sense of humor to the myriad issues facing women the world over, both in and out of the workplace. Along with Alyssa’s personal experiences and hard-won life lessons, interviews with women like Monica Lewinsky, Susan Rice and Chelsea Handler round out this modern woman’s guide to, well, just about everything you can think of.
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Reviews

My favorite thing about Alyssa's books is knowing someone as normal as the rest of us can work in the most prestigious positions in the world and do it with a sense of humor and self-deprecation. We could all do with more of both. Read it, and laugh
Chelsea Handler, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea
I'm just going to say this book lets the 'cat out of the bag,' so to speak: everyone who knows her or reads her work wants to be Alyssa's best friend. SO HERE'S THE THING... makes it impossible not to want that. Her life stories somehow make all of us feel seen. All of which means my position on the waiting list for the best friend title may shift. While I'm coming to terms with that, I will also say I'm all for mixing patterns, just not always the ones Alyssa puts together
Stacy London, New York Times bestselling author of The Truth About Style
Growing up is hard. Trusting your gut? Sheesh. That sounds impossible at times. Let Alyssa Mastromonaco hold your hand and show you that with some good laughs and a lot of heart, life can be a little less daunting. I wish I'd read this book when I was younger, but it still resonates today, and I know it will be relevant at all stages of life. What a gift
Aminatou Sow, co-founder of Tech LadyMafia