The Hopefuls The Hopefuls

The Hopefuls

A novel

    • 3.8 • 139 Ratings
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Publisher Description

A blazingly honest portrait of ambition and marriage, and a brilliantly funny send-up of young D.C., from the bestselling author of Girls in White Dresses.

“Hilarious.... A pleasure to read.”—The Washington Post

A New York newlywed, Beth was supportive when her husband, Matt, decided to follow his political dreams all the way to Washington. Yet soon after they move to D.C., Beth realizes that she hates everything about it: the traffic circles, the ubiquitous Ann Taylor suits, the humidity that descends each summer, and, most of all, the lonely dinner parties where anyone who doesn’t work in politics is politely ignored. Things start to change when the couple meets a charismatic White House staffer named Jimmy and his wife, Ashleigh. The four become inseparable, coordinating brunches, birthdays, and long weekends away. But as Jimmy’s star rises higher and higher, the couples’ friendship—and Beth’s relationship with Matt—is threatened by jealousy, competition, and rumors.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2016
July 19
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
2.4
MB

Customer Reviews

Texas330 ,

Insightful

Complex characters. Really captures what it is looking me to move in the political circle of D.C., especially how all-consuming it is. Insightful look into that complicated world and the people closest to it.

skyelar ,

I was hopeful this book would end sooner than it did.

This story is boring , too long and needs better editing! This will appeal to the young women who attend college and join a sorority, in hopes of meeting the right guy and get their M.R.S. degree, move to "the big east coast city" , pretending they are something they are not , and end up in a suburb of Maryland playing "bunco". If this movie were to take place twenty years ago, it would star Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaghey. Opening weekend romantic comedy. Two months later, Lifetime television for women. Could this story have been anymore vanilla? - Tracy Smith

Loudin23 ,

The plot line is so thin it is almost embarrassing.

Not sure if this is self published but it certainly reads like it. I finished it only because I was on a train with no wi-if. I was certain it had to improve - it didn't.

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