The People We Hate at the Wedding
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The People We Hate at the Wedding

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Paul and Alice's half-sister Eloise is getting married! In London! There will be fancy hotels, dinners at "it" restaurants and a reception at a country estate complete with tea lights and embroidered cloth napkins. They couldn't hate it more. The People We Hate at the Wedding is the story of a family. Donna, the clan's mother, is now a widow living in the Chicago suburbs with a penchant for the occasional joint and more than one glass of wine with her best girlfriend while watching House Hunters International. Alice is in her thirties, single, smart, beautiful, stuck in a dead-end job where she is mired in a rather predictable, though enjoyable affairwith her married boss. She might just like her klonopin prescription a bit too much. Her brother Paul lives in Philadelphia with his older, handsomer, tenured track Penn professor boyfriend who's recently been saying things like "monogamy is an oppressive heteronormative construct," while eyeing his lacrosse bro undergrads. Paul works for a famous "immersive" psychologist - sadistically forcing people to confront their own fears day in and day out. He hates it. And then there's Eloise. Perfect, gorgeous, cultured Eloise. The product of Donna's first marriage to the dashing European playboy of the Western World Henrique, Eloise has spent her school years at the best private boarding schools, her winter holidays in St. John and a post-college life cushioned by a fat, endless trust fund. You can't even, with her, can you?show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 326 pages
  • 155 x 236 x 29mm | 544.31g
  • St Martin's Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1250095204
  • 9781250095206
  • 808,971

Review quote

"Ginder takes family dysfunction to its hysterical limit in this joyously ribald, sharply cynical, and impossible-to-put-down examination of love and loyalty." -- Publishers Weekly, Starred Review"A feast of bitchy characters, dysfunctional family dynamics and hilarious, over-the-top catastrophe."-- People"The summer's most compelling fictional exploration of affluence and envy, it skillfully mingles the introspective ways of a domestic novel with the juicy stratagems of a page turner...Especially well-suited to this summer of our discontent. Like all the best beach reads, it eats the rich like so many frozen grapes." -- Bloomberg BusineesWeek"An over-the-top dishfest that atones for the sins of its characters with sly humor and a surprisingly big heart."-- Departures "A vibrant celebration of the modern family and all the crazy, hilarious and wild ways we love each other...This is the best wedding drama since My Best Friend's Wedding." -- Redbook"Witty and completely absorbing, The People We Hate at the Wedding is family dysfunction at its best --full of heart, humor, and jealous siblings. This novel is addicting and entertaining and I couldn't put it down!"-- Jennifer Close, New York Times bestselling author of Girls in White Dresses and The Hopefuls"Not only does it have the best title in the universe, The People We Hate At The Wedding is wickedly smart and shamelessly funny. Grant Ginder brilliantly captures privileged Brits clashing against semi-privileged Americans in the most hilariously cringeworthy ways. Cluelessly self-absorbed, appallingly outrageous, and so very endearing, these are characters I hope to be seated with at the next wedding I attend."--Kevin Kwan, New York Times bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians and China Rich Girlfriend"Don't be fooled by the superbly sardonic title--Grant Ginder's subject is not hate at all: it's love. Ginder expertly and hilariously shows us that real love (whether romantic or fraternal, parental or filial) is always a most complicated matter."--Rumaan Alam, author of Rich and Pretty"Ginder successfully captures the clash between people who are intimately connected yet deeply at odds. These characters are completely clueless and utterly self-absorbed yet highly likable, their trials and tribulations painful at times and joyful at others but always entertaining. Ginder's latest is a fascinating exploration of family dynamics and the complex way we interact with those who know us best."-- Booklist, Starred Review"It turns out that the people we hate at the wedding are the very people we most love reading about. Grant Ginder's smart, funny novel is madly insightful and contains some of the most delightfully difficult and fabulously flawed characters I've encountered in a long time. I found myself worrying about them as I drove to work, hoping things would turn out well for (almost) all of them." -- Stephen McCauley, bestselling author of The Object of My Affection"Ginder has a gift for the gleefully outrageous, dishing out one over-the-top scene after another... A daisy chain of debacles makes time spent with people we hate good fun."-- Kirkus Reviews -Witty and completely absorbing, The People We Hate at the Wedding is family dysfunction at its best --full of heart, humor, and jealous siblings. This novel is addicting and entertaining and I couldn't put it down!--- Jennifer Close, New York Times bestselling author of Girls in White Dresses and The Hopefuls-Not only does it have the best title in the universe, The People We Hate At The Wedding is wickedly smart and shamelessly funny. Grant Ginder brilliantly captures privileged Brits clashing against semi-privileged Americans in the most hilariously cringeworthy ways. Cluelessly self-absorbed, appallingly outrageous, and so very endearing, these are characters I hope to be seated with at the next wedding I attend.---Kevin Kwan, New York Times bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians and China Rich Girlfriend-Don't be fooled by the superbly sardonic title--Grant Ginder's subject is not hate at all: it's love. Ginder expertly and hilariously shows us that real love (whether romantic or fraternal, parental or filial) is always a most complicated matter.---Rumaan Alam, author of Rich and Pretty-It turns out that the people we hate at the wedding are the very people we most love reading about. Grant Ginder's smart, funny novel is madly insightful and contains some of the most delightfully difficult and fabulously flawed characters I've encountered in a long time. I found myself worrying about them as I drove to work, hoping things would turn out well for (almost) all of them.- -- Stephen McCauley, bestselling author of The Object of My Affection "Witty and completely absorbing, The People We Hate at the Wedding is family dysfunction at its best full of heart, humor, and jealous siblings. This novel is addicting and entertaining and I couldn't put it down!"-Jennifer Close, New York Times bestselling author of Girls in White Dresses and The Hopefuls"Not only does it have the best title in the universe, The People We Hate At The Wedding is wickedly smart and shamelessly funny. Grant Ginder brilliantly captures privileged Brits clashing against semi-privileged Americans in the most hilariously cringeworthy ways. Cluelessly self-absorbed, appallingly outrageous, and so very endearing, these are characters I hope to be seated with at the next wedding I attend." Kevin Kwan, New York Times bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians and China Rich Girlfriend."It turns out that the people we hate at the wedding are the very people we most love reading about. Grant Ginder's smart, funny novel is madly insightful and contains some of the most delightfully difficult and fabulously flawed characters I've encountered in a long time. I found myself worrying about them as I drove to work, hoping things would turn out well for (almost) all of them." - Stephen McCauley, bestselling author of The Object of My Affection"show more

About Grant Ginder

Grant Ginder is the author of THIS IS HOW IT STARTS and DRIVER'S EDUCATION. He received his MFA from NYU, where he teaches writing. He lives in Brooklyn.A few summers ago, on the train back to the city from a wedding, a friend of Grant's pulled out three bottles of pinot grigio which he had managed to snag from the reception, and which they proceeded to finish in about forty-five minutes. And, as the train winded its way toward Manhattan, the friend turned to Grant with glossy eyes and said "Okay, guys, people we hated at the wedding: go." The next day, Grant started writing.show more

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3,712 ratings
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2 24% (879)
1 8% (301)
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