Book Review Wednesday: When's Happy Hour

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I first discovered Betches like most millennial women... in college. Back then it was Betches Love This and now, it's a lifestyle, humor website for women (and men, of course). I can compare it to Barstool Sports, on a much lesser level but they aren't afraid to say what everyone else is thinking.

As I've gotten older and matured from the young, college freshmen I was when Betches started, so has the website. Yes, they still cover The Bachelor and Bravo shows, yes they still offer dating, beauty, and fashion advice but they are so much more than that.  Betches political coverage is OUTRAGEOUS and just simply incredible. I cannot even put it into words.

I will stop rambling because I have to get to the book review.

Betches has published two other books, one of which I read and wasn't a huge fan of. When I saw that they were releasing a career book, When's Happy Hour, I marked that date down in all my calendars and patiently counted down to the day I could purchase it.



Well, that day is October 23rd and because I wanted to read the book so bad, I emailed the publisher and asked for an advanced copy to review for all of you. They graciously sent me it and I am forever thankful -- I also flew through the book within a week or so and it was incredible and exactly what I hoped for.

I've read a lot of career books in my day, most of which I've featured here. After a while, all career books sound the same and start to give the same advice. That doesn't make a book bad, it just means that everyone is recycling the same ideas (mostly because those ideas are good and correct).

I knew to go into this book that it wouldn't be your average career book. Betches is unique and the way the company was founded was unique; three best friends in college decided to start a blog. It's not a tale as old as time but in the age of entrepreneurs, it's pretty cool. Normal girls with normal talents started a website which has launched into merch, podcasts, and three books. If I'm going to take career advice from anyone my age, it's going to be Sami, Aleen, and Jordana.

First off I can say that this book is better than the other Betches novel I read. The voice is much more honed and interesting to read and follow.

When's Happy Hour is a career book through and through but it is SO FUN. You will not find another career book like this on the market. They say everything you want to say and everything you feel, and they don't apologize for it. It's true Betches fashion.

It covers everything from how to get a job, to how to craft a resume and how to manage people. It even covers maternity leave! Not many books take you from start to finish that way.

It's also one of the only books that I feel like has actually given me steps on what to do when it comes to starting your own business. It's very clear, concise and to the point.

Another thing I admire about When's Happy Hour is that it isn't so fluffy. A lot of career books I've read are very 'follow your dreams and you can accomplish anything" or "find a job you love and you'll never work a day in your life." This is NOT THAT. It's straight up advice with a bit of snark, something I think we can all relate too.

If you don't think you need a career book, this is the book for you. It's straightforward, hysterical, and something that everyone can take something positive from. Like I said before When's Happy Hour says exactly what you're thinking about work (it sucks and cannot believe we have to do this for the rest of our lives) but would never have the nerve to say out loud.

Whether you love Betches or not, please pick up When's Happy Hour. It's quickly become my top 5 career books and will 100% be a book I reference for a very long time.

When's Happy Hour comes out on October 23rd. You can preorder on Amazon... also please keep an eye out on the blog and my social media in the next few days -- you may just see a giveaway for this :)

xoxo
B

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