Husband Material (Original)


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$15.99  $14.87
Graydon House
Publish Date
5.3 X 8.0 X 0.7 inches | 0.5 pounds

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About the Author

Emily Belden is a journalist, social media marketer, and storyteller. She is the author of the novels Hot Mess and Husband Material, and of Eightysixed: A Memoir about Unforgettable Men, Mistakes, and Meals. She lives in Chicago.


"In this touching, witty, and timely book, Emily Belden deftly explores the complexities of human relationships in our increasingly tech-obsessed world. By turns heartbreaking and laugh-out-loud funny, Husband Material beautifully demonstrates that you can't reduce love to a bunch of 1s and 0s."
--Kristin Rockaway, author of How To Hack a Heartbreak

"Sensitive, thoughtful, and touching." --Library Journal

"Witty, full of heart...will appeal to fans of Sophie Kinsella." --Booklist

"Charming." --Publishers Weekly

Praise for Emily Belden's Hot Mess

"A fun romp through the world of food, love, and luxury." --PopSugar, The Best New Books You Should Read This Spring

"[F]ull of fire and fury.... Belden's excellent tell-it-like-it-is read is perfect for foodies and entrepreneurs alike." --Library Journal (starred review)

"Combining the wit and insight of Stephanie Danler's Sweetbitter with the drama of Jessica Tom's Food Whore, Belden's first novel is a glimpse into the fast-paced fine-dining industry... . Full of heart, heat, and passion, this restaurant rom-com in novel form is an exhilarating debut." --Booklist

"[A]n engrossing, slow-burn read that yields a very satisfying emotional payoff... . Rich with perfect details, balanced between the various different relationships and presented in a well-crafted narrative, this novel is meant to be savored."
--RT Book Reviews (Top Pick)

"Emily Belden serves the decadence and drama a la mode in Hot Mess. The full-bodied novel takes the resilient Allie Simon on a journey of sex, love, secrets, and the high-end culinary world. You'll savor every word of this provocative story." --Abby Stern, author of According to a Source