Journalist, editor, and author Lauren Mechling’s highly anticipated debut adult novel is a hilarious and honest ode to the heartbreak of female friendship. We follow Sunny, Geraldine, and Rachel: old friends since their days in Toronto working entry-level jobs in media, now living very different lives as 30-somethings in New York. Mechling invites readers into the lives of each of them, and in doing so reveals the brutally honest thoughts we carry about those closest to us and the ways we measure ourselves up to them. Hilarious and fiercely observed, How Could She is a novel of female friendship, an insider's look into the cutthroat world of New York media—from print to podcasting—and a witty exploration of the ways we can and cannot escape our pasts.
Lauren Mechling has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, The New Yorker online, and Vogue, where she writes a book column. She's worked as a crime reporter and metro columnist for The New York Sun, a young adult novelist, and a features editor at The Wall Street Journal. A graduate of Harvard College, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.
Rumaan Alam is the author of the novels Rich and Pretty and That Kind of Mother. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the New Republic, Buzzfeed, the New Yorker, and elsewhere.