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Emily Belden

Author of the novels Hot Mess and Husband Material (HarperCollins), and of Eightysixed: A Memoir about Unforgettable Men, Mistakes, and Meals. She lives in Chicago with her rescue dog, Mr. Jarbles. 

Emily will be reading a portion of Hot Mess and talking about the risks she took to sign a two-book deal by the age of 30.

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Emma Gray

Emma Gray is a senior reporter focused on women's issues at HuffPost, and the author of "A Girl's Guide To Joining The Resistance." She is also the co-host of the "Bachelor"-themed podcast, "Here To Make Friends," which was named a "must-listen" by The Daily Dot, and has appeared as an expert on the Today Show, Good Morning America, The Insider and EntertainmentTonight. Her work has also appeared in Cosmopolitan, Nylon and Teen Vogue. Emma is an alum of McGill University in Montreal, which is probably why she has such a soft spot for poutine and St. Viateur bagels.