Hey, Hun: Sales, Sisterhood, Supremacy, and the Other Lies Behind Multilevel Marketing (Hardcover)

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Hey, Hun: Sales, Sisterhood, Supremacy, and the Other Lies Behind Multilevel Marketing (Hardcover)

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She signed up for the sisterhood, free cars, and the promise of a successful business of her own. Instead, she ended up with an addiction, broken friendships, and the rubble of a toppled pyramid . . . scheme.

Hey, Hun: Sales, Sisterhood, Supremacy, and the Other Lies Behind Multilevel Marketing is the eye-opening, funny, and dangerous personal story of author Emily Lynn Paulson rising to the top of the pyramid in the multilevel marketing (MLM) world, only to recognize that its culture and business practices went beyond a trendy marketing scheme and into the heart of white supremacy in America.

A significant polemic on how MLMs operate, Hey, Hun expertly lays out their role in the cultural epidemic of isolation and the cult-like ideologies that course through their trainings, marketing, and one-on-one interactions.

Equally entertaining and smart, Paulson’s first-person accounts, acerbic wit, and biting commentary will leave you with a new perspective on those “Hey Hun” messages flooding your inbox.

THE EXPERTS ARE RAVING:

“This book is a must-read for all women, especially those struggling with the deep ache to belong, be successful, or feel their self-worth. HEY, HUN is at once a cautionary tale, an educational service, and a vulnerable memoir. It’s essential reading for anyone considering joining, trying to escape, or healing from the toxic, culty structure that is MLM.” — Sarah Edmondson, actress, host of A Little Bit Culty podcast, author of Scarred: The True Story of How I Escaped NXIVM, the Cult That Bound My Life

“Emily’s experience is so raw, honest, and relatable that HEY, HUN should be required reading for anyone involved with MLM—past, present, or future.” — Roberta Blevins, anti-MLM adovcate, host of the Life After MLM podcast, and star of the LulaRich documentary

"I expected Emily’s account of her time in an MLM to be eye-opening. I didn’t expect it to shine a light on so many dark aspects of American culture. HEY, HUN blew me away. An incredibly smart, vulnerable, and jaw-dropping expose. As entertaining as it is important." — Laura McKowen, author of We Are The Luckiest and founder of The Luckiest Club

"As a former boss babe myself, I thought I knew everything I needed to know about multilevel marketing. I was so wrong. HEY, HUN delves into the underbelly of how women are targeted to feed a deeply patriarchal system under the guise of empowerment. You will laugh, you will cry, but most importantly, you will see the truth. And it’s more nefarious than you ever imagined." — Celeste Yvonne, author of It’s Not About The Wine

“If sunlight is the best disinfectant, HEY, HUN throws open the curtains! Emily Lynn Paulson’s insider take on ‘girl boss’ culture brings transparency to an opaque world and offers real-life insight into the difficult choices women face when realigning our work with our values. A riveting read.” — Becky Vollmer, empowerment expert and author of You Are Not Stuck
Emily Lynn Paulson is the author of Highlight Real, a speaker, and the founder of Sober Mom Squad. Her powerful TEDx talks challenge the status quo of parenting, alcohol use, and feminism as we know it. Paulson has also been featured by Today, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Seattle Times, Next Question with Katie Couric, and the Tamron Hall Show.
Product Details ISBN: 9781955905251
ISBN-10: 1955905258
Publisher: Row House Publishing
Publication Date: May 30th, 2023
Pages: 384
Language: English
"Hey, Hun is a blunt, illuminating peek inside the multilevel marketing industry’s exploitation of people’s vulnerabilities—in particular, those of women who have been told that they can have it all. With some names fictionalized to protect people’s identities, it identifies multilevel marketing companies as pyramid schemes and cults and shows how they rope their victims in, using tools like white privilege, evangelical Christianity, and gaslighting."
— Erika Harlitz Kern

“If sunlight is the best disinfectant, HEY, HUN throws open the curtains! Emily Lynn Paulson’s insider take on ‘girl boss’ culture brings transparency to an opaque world and offers real-life insight into the difficult choices women face when realigning our work with our values. A riveting read.”
— Becky Vollmer, empowerment expert and author of You Are Not Stuck

"As a former boss babe myself, I thought I knew everything I needed to know about multilevel marketing. I was so wrong. HEY, HUN delves into the underbelly of how women are targeted to feed a deeply patriarchal system under the guise of empowerment. You will laugh, you will cry, but most importantly, you will see the truth. And it’s more nefarious than you ever imagined."
— Celeste Yvonne, author of 

"I expected Emily’s account of her time in an MLM to be eye-opening. I didn’t expect it to shine a light on so many dark aspects of American culture. HEY, HUN blew me away. An incredibly smart, vulnerable, and jaw-dropping expose. As entertaining as it is important."
— Laura McKowen, author of

“Emily’s experience is so raw, honest, and relatable that HEY, HUN should be required reading for anyone involved with MLM—past, present, or future.”
— Roberta Blevins, anti-MLM adovcate,

“This book is a must-read for all women, especially those struggling with the deep ache to belong, be successful, or feel their self-worth. HEY, HUN is at once a cautionary tale, an educational service, and a vulnerable memoir. It’s essential reading for anyone considering joining, trying to escape, or healing from the toxic, culty structure that is MLM.”
— Sarah Edmondson, actress, host of A