We Hope You Like This Song: An Overly Honest Story about Friendship, Death, and Mix Tapes

October 30, 2012|
We Hope You Like This Song: An Overly Honest Story about Friendship, Death, and Mix Tapes by Bree Housley
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From fourth grade onward, shy, nervous Bree Housley and fearless, outgoing Shelly were an inseparable, albeit unlikely, pair. Their friendship survived everything from the awkward years of junior high to the transformative upheavals of early adulthood—until, at the young age of 25, Shelly lost her life to complications caused by Preeclampsia. 

We Hope You Like This Song is a tribute to the ineffable, incomparable bond that we call friendship, and a celebration of living life to the fullest. Housley recounts how she and her sister found a way to keep Shelly's memory alive—by spending a year doing crazy things that Shelly would have done, like giving Valentines to strangers, singing at a karaoke bar, and letting her boyfriend pick out her outfits for a week. In the process, she paints a vivid, often hilarious, portrait of her fun-loving, social butterfly best friend and the many adventures they had growing up together in ‘80s and '90s small-town America. Sweet, poignant, and yet somehow laugh-out-loud funny, We Hope You Like This Song is a touching story of love, loss, and the honoring of a friendship after it's gone. 

As an award-winning advertising copywriter, Bree Housley has mastered 'the voice' of moms, kids, dads, and dudes in order to sell products ranging from Pepsi to mustache wax. She has also had the pleasure of writing ad campaigns featuring some of the most quick-witted ladies in showbiz, including Amy Sedaris and Rachael Harris. Housl...
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Title:We Hope You Like This Song: An Overly Honest Story about Friendship, Death, and Mix TapesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:256 pages, 8.75 X 5.5 X 0.75 inShipping dimensions:256 pages, 8.75 X 5.5 X 0.75 inPublished:October 30, 2012Publisher:Basic BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1580054315

ISBN - 13:9781580054317

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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