Brooklyn Girls

Brooklyn Girls

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Fantastically funny, fresh and utterly relatable, Brooklyn Girls by Gemma Burgess is the first novel in her brand new series about five twenty-something friends--Pia, Angie, Julia, Coco and Madeleine--sharing a brownstone in hip, downtown Brooklyn, and discovering the ups and downs and ins and outs of their "semi-adult" lives. The first story belongs to sophisticated, spoiled, and stylish Pia, who finds herself completely unemployed, unemployable, and broke. So what is a recent grad with an art history degree and an unfortunate history of Facebook topless photos to do? Start a food truck business of course! Pia takes on the surprisingly cutthroat Brooklyn world of hybrid lettuce growers, artisanal yogurt makers and homemade butter producers to start SkinnyWheels--all while dealing with hipster bees, one-night-stands, heartbreak, parental fury, wild parties, revenge, jail, loan sharks, playboys, karaoke, true love, and one adorable pink food truck. And that's without counting her roommates' problems, too. Gemma Burgess has captured the confusion, hilarity and excitement of the post-graduate years against a backdrop of the pressures and chaos of New York City life, with heartfelt empathy, fast humor and sharp honesty.

A charming debut series about five twenty-something girls and the humor, heartbreak, and drama that bring them together
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Product details

  • Paperback | 309 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 22mm | 281g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1250000858
  • 9781250000859
  • 457,373

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"A sassy summer confection." --The New York Times

"Entertaining." --New York Daily News, "The Summer's Best Beach Reads"

"Hilarious and touching, this is a page-turner that will leave readers wanting more!" --Romantic Times

"In this fun, frothy read about making it in the Big Apple, twentysomething Pia is the proud owner of Skinnywheels, a pink food truck. You'll gobble up her misadventures in navigating the cutthroat world of hipster organic farmers and fending off Bianca, a sneaky ex-colleague out to steal her business plan." --Fitness Magazine

"I tore through this hilarious book, laughing out loud and realizing more than once that my jaw had dropped open. Gemma has created a witty and wonderful world of surprising modern heroines." --Joanna Goddard, Cup Of Jo

"Gemma Burgess delivers a hilarious, true-to-life story about twenty-somethings living their not-so-dream-lives in Brooklyn with razor-sharp wit, unflinching honesty, and a warm heart. Brooklyn Girls is a must-read." --Cara Lockwood, USA Today bestselling author of I Do (But I Don't)

"Fast, funny, and fresh: Brooklyn Girls is a wonderful laugh-out-loud novel for anyone trying to figure out what she wants in life, and how the hell she's going to get it." --Kim Gruenenfelder, author of Wedding Fever and There's Cake in My Future
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About Gemma Burgess

Gemma Burgess spent her 20s getting lost, drunk, dumped, fired or in a state of mild hysteria, and still managed to have some of the best times of her life. She lives in New York City with her husband and baby.
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2,113 ratings
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4 34% (728)
3 30% (629)
2 11% (237)
1 5% (97)

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Quirky Pia just graduated college, started a new job...and lost it. Her inconsiderate partying behaviour has got the best of her. In Pia's failure her parents see themselves entitled to order her back to Zurich. And that when she's finally feeling at home with the other four Brooklyn girls. Pia's story is set in the matter of a few weeks since her parents confront her with an ultimatium. Find a way to make your own living or return to Switzerland. But Pia's no one to wallow in self-pity for long and she's quickstarting her very own food truck business in only the matter of hours. For sure her impulsiveness will be resulting in more than one risky scenario. Pia's way to deal with things doesn't always appear to be the most logical, ensuring a bunch of dire problems and threats springing up. Queen of chaotic food preparation sessions, Pia tends to appear a bit unnerving now and then, but in general she's a character who fast grows on you. Pia lives with four other girls - Angie, Julia, Coco and Madeleine - in a cozy town house in Brooklyn. They are sisters and friends. I loved how much support they gave each other and the strong girl power being the story's foundation. And along the way to her food truck imperium she's making a ton of new friends. Only a quick note on Pia's love life. There are boys in her life, just not always the right ones. Don't fear, she's getting her romance. It's subtle, it's sweet and Pia has found herself a very lovely guy, a gentleman and dog owner in a turbulent time of her life. The focus of her story is mainly set on her new business. Her food truck idea really captivated me since I'm a huge fan of cooking, baking, planning and brain storming. Follow Pia on her way to her very own business, a pink food truck. A truck filled with spirit and motivation and girly stuff. See how building a business works. How the line between success and failure is a thin one. Make sure to have snacks when you are reading BROOKLYN GIRLS because Pia and her girls are preparing more than one mouth-watering snack. The food truck movement was so much fun to join! I've been looking for this kind of story for some time now, following characters in their twenties. BROOKLYN GIRLS closes a gap and the prospect of four more books in this series makes me very happy. So far we only got a glimpse at the personalities of our four other Brooklyn girls and I'm pretty sure they will be just as charming as Pia to acccompany on their NY adventures. Next one up is Angie! 4/5 **** BROOKLYN GIRLS - Sassy, amusing and innovative. Five girls on their way to win over New York and YA! This book is like some of your favourite girl TV shows put together into one book. Like Gossip Girl BROOKLYN GIRLS doesn't stint on cat fights. Their group of brutally honest, down to earth friends reminds me of Girls. And just like The Carrie Diaries Pia's story is about finding a way to leave your own mark in the city that never sleeps. I had so much fun reading BROOKLYN GIRLS I imagine it would make a funny TV show for girls of all more
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