The People We Hate at the Wedding

  • by Grant Ginder
  • Narrated by Dan Bittner, Khristine Hvam
  • 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This program includes a bonus interview with the author and his editor.
Relationships are awful. They'll kill you, right up to the point where they start saving your life.
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 less than perfect 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 friend while watching House Hunters International. Alice is in her 30s, single, smart, beautiful, and stuck in a dead-end job where she is mired in a rather predictable, though enjoyable, affair with her married boss. Her brother, Paul, lives in Philadelphia with his older, handsomer, tenured track professor boyfriend who's recently been saying things like "monogamy is an oppressive heteronormative construct" while eyeing undergrads. And then there's Eloise. Perfect, gorgeous, cultured Eloise. The product of Donna's first marriage to a dashing Frenchman, Eloise has spent her school years at the best private boarding schools, her winter holidays in St. John, and a postcollege life cushioned by a fat, endless trust fund. To top it off, she's infuriatingly kind and decent.
As this estranged clan gathers together and Eloise's walk down the aisle approaches, Grant Ginder brings to vivid, hilarious life the power of family and the complicated ways we hate the ones we love the most in the most bitingly funny, slyly witty, and surprisingly tender audiobook you'll listen to this year.

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What the Critics Say

"Family dysfunction at its best. This novel is addicting and entertaining and I couldn't put it down!" (Jennifer Close, New York Times best-selling author of Girls in White Dresses and The Hopefuls)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Family drama worth reading

Instagram introduced me to this book and author and I'm so glad it did. I was invested in the story from the start and I had to keep listening to find out more. Mr. Ginder did an amazing job of bringing the best out of flawed characters. In the process, I could find bits of myself in each one.
Do yourself a favor and read, or listen, to this book today!!
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- Cookie Cleveland

It had potential.

With so much family strife, you would have thought there would have been way more drama. It ended up being kind of boring. The narrators weren't great and I lost interest.
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- Makenzie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-06-2017
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio