We Hope You Like This Song: An Overly Honest Story about Friendship, Death, and Mix Tapes

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In We Hope You Like this Song, Bree tells the story of how she kept Shelly's memory alive by spending a year living life the way Shelly would have-spontaneous, wild, and always to the fullest. Whether

Heart-breaking but still laugh-out-loud funny, We Hope You Like This Song reminds us that friendship has the power to transform our lives-even after death.01 Prologue: When Bree Met Shelly 111 1

511 2 A Week to ...

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Overview

In We Hope You Like this Song, Bree tells the story of how she kept Shelly's memory alive by spending a year living life the way Shelly would have-spontaneous, wild, and always to the fullest. Whether

Heart-breaking but still laugh-out-loud funny, We Hope You Like This Song reminds us that friendship has the power to transform our lives-even after death.01 Prologue: When Bree Met Shelly 111 1

511 2 A Week to Remember 1011 3 Going Back to Childhood 2111 4 Giving and Taking 2911 5 Flowers from Gaylord Bea

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580054317
  • Publisher: Avalon Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/30/2012
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 638,117
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Bree Housley

As an award-winning advertising copywriter, Bree Housley has mastered “the voice” of moms, kids, dads, and dudes in order to sell products ranging from Pepsi to mustache wax. She has also had the pleasure of writing ad campaigns featuring some of the most quick-witted ladies in showbiz, including Amy Sedaris and Rachael Harris.

Housley always knew she had a passion for entertaining others through the written word, so after graduating with a degree in advertising at Iowa State University in Ames, she traded in her snowsuit for 0 SPF suntan lotion and attended the widely respected advertising industry darling, Miami Ad School, in Florida. At MAS, she learned to write snappy TV, print, radio, and web ads for a broad audience. She also dabbled in stand-up comedy and realized that stories of her small-town childhood made people laugh. A lot.

Along with her sister, Courtnee, Housley wrote a successful blog, Fifty2Resolutions, to document their goal of accomplishing 52 resolutions in 52 weeks. The first week Fifty2Resolutions hit the web, it was ranked number 55 on Wordpress's top 100 growing blogs of the day.

Today, Housley lives in Chicago with her husband, Eric. After a decade of crafting product-focused copy, she is thrilled to write in her own voice about a subject that means the world to her.

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Table of Contents

4011 6 Breakups and Shake-ups

7 Small-town Heart 6211 8 Dre

7611 9 Call Me

8811 10 Our Songs 10111 11

For Keeps? 11211 12 Mov

12411 13 Keep Dream

13511 14 Thirty 14711 1

Road Troppin' 16111 16

"She Didn't Make It." 1

17 We're All

18311

Wedding Week! 196

19 Let's Not Forget About

21211 20 The C

22211 21

2300

Epilogue: Where Are They Now? 2

So, Wait. What Exactly Is Pree

240

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2013

    Read with your Best Friend

    This book makes you appreciate all you have and inspires you to do more with it. Life is so unpredictable and Bree Housley shows this through her life with her late best friend Shelly. It's funny, quirky, sad and honest. Call your best friends, family etc immediately after you finish this book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2013

    Must Read

    Amazing! I couldn't put it down.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 30, 2014

    Great read. Makes you laugh, cry then laugh some more. Great boo

    Great read. Makes you laugh, cry then laugh some more. Great book all around but good as a book club choice
    ecspecially with good friends.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2013

    Ally

    Name: Allison, but call me Ally • Looks: dark straight, layered hair that reaches the top of my chest, hazel eyes with kind of goldish green flecks in them, and pale and kinda short. 5"9. • Age: 17 • Personality: most active near the weekends, and incredibly smart but I dont show it too often, doesnt show much emotion, but very good at telling others. You can trust me to keep a secret. Im also pretty musical, seeing I can play piano, guitar, and clarinet. Athletic too. Im kinda obsessed with track and volleyball... • Crush: not really, not really looking, but if someone likes me, whats done is done. I dont care. • Boyfriend: not really looking. • Pets: a black cat named Mee-Moo • Other: just ask. I thinknI should shut up now.............

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2013

    Kaitlynn

    &starf

    Name ~ Kaitlynn.

    &star

    Age ~ 16.

    &starf

    Gender ~ &female

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    Physical description ~ Has perfectly tan skin. Has big , warm chocolate brown eyes. Is only 4'9. Has wavy brown hair th streaks of light brown in it , falls just about to the middle of her back. Has snakebites , belly button piercing , & her ears pierced. Has two tattoos , one is on her left wrist which is of the infinity sign that says the words 'Faith & Family' and the second is behind her right ear which is of birds flying away out of a cage with the word of 'Freedom' curling around the cage.

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    Personality ~ Super fun to be around , has somewhat of a temper , is the jealous type , super funny & random when she wants to be , very outgoing , super friendly.

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    Likes ~ Sketching , listening to music , singing , playing the guitar , making new friends & hanging out with them , skateboarding.

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    Dislikes ~ being ignored , people who seek attention , liars.

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    Crush ~ None , yet.

    &starf

    Status ~ Single.

    &star

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2013

    Selena

    Name~Selena. Age~17. Gender~female. Hair~ black, waist long and silky. Eyes~light blue-grey, kinda creepy when she smiles. Skin~rather pale. Build~slim and lithe. Wears~ a black t-shirt, black jeans, and black boots. Crush~none. Status~ single. Pets~none. Family~ yes, but she doesn't go into her history. Temper~ extremely shy. Hobbies~ reading, listening to music. Wanna know more? Ask her!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2013

    Sarie's Bio

    Name: Sarie Renee Majors
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    Age: 17
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    Physical Description: Sarie has mid-back length curly strawberry blonde hair and glassy gray eyes. She wears no makeup and usually does nothing to her hair, leaving in down in a mess of curls. She is short, slim, and petite.
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    Personality: Sarie is very quiet. It's not that she's shy, it's just she finds no reason to talk. She is extremely straight-forward and is uneasily impressed, usually sporting a blank, unamused look. She likes keeping to herself, though she is very attentive. When she pursues a friendship with someone, she means business.
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    Likes: Making music, singing, skateboarding, running, dancing and writing.
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    Status: Single
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    Crush: No one yet.
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    Feel free to ask for any pertinent, yet unmentioned information.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2013

    Jay's bio

    Name- Jayla call me Jay.<p>
    Sibling- Blaze<p>
    Age- 16 (i rp older than i am)<p>
    Personality- kind, shy and sometimes acts like she's 1-15<p>
    Looks WHITE blonde hair, pirsing blue/gray eyes, black t and pants.<p>
    Likes- Country and the woods.<p>
    Hobbies- sports, skateboarding and just sitting in trees listing to country or one direction. Usely country.<p>
    Crush-yup<p>
    Statious- singale.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2013

    Ethan, Taylor, & Ash's Bio

    Name: Ethan <p> Age: 17 <p> Siblings: Taylor & Ash <p> Description: A tall, muscular teenager with dark brown hair & deep green eyes. <p> Personality: He's really friendly & caring, making him a great friend. But when you get on his bad side, you might just be there for awhile. <p> Hobbies: Hanging out with friends, running, sports, & walks <p>Crush: Nope <p> Status: Single <p> Name: Taylor <p> Age: 18 <p> Siblings: Ethan & Ash <p> Description: A stunning girl with long dark hair, & piercing blue/brown eyes, that ((Quoted by Ash)) can see through your soul. <p> Personality: She's fun, but secretive at the same time. She really does keep her cool all the time, & isn't known to blow things out of proportion. <p> Hobbies: Sketching, swimming, walking through the woods, & listening to music <p> Crush: None <p> Status: Single <p> Name: Ash <p> Age: 16 <p> Siblings: Ethan & Taylor <p> Description: A tall, athletic boy with dark hair & striking green eyes. <p> Personality: He's a really fun person to be around, & makes friends super easily. Ash likes to joke around, but can be serious if needed. <p> Hobbies: Sports, climbing trees, being with people, & having fun. <p> Crush: Nope <p> Status: Single <p> ~Ash

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2013

    Aiisha

    Name: Aiisha Windshill (( i-ee-shah))
    Age: 16
    Gender: I wonder…
    Hair: Long, wavy, and chocolate brown. It is parted to the right, covering half of her face. There is a steak of rose pink on that side
    Eyes: Light brown, with little silver flecks
    Build: Small, petite, really, but extremely flexible, strong, and lithe
    Height: 4" 11'
    Skills: Archery, soccer, basketball, track, cross country, volleyball, gymnastics, drawing, painting, singing, piano, writing, reading, joking, writing songs, keeping secrets, music in general, etc...
    Likes: Kelly Clarkson, Bridgit Mendler, Taylor Swift, singing, archery, being in nature, being with friends, making friends, trust, reading, writing songs, music in general, and a lot of other stuff!
    Dislikes: Doesn't talk about things she doesn't like
    History: Aiisha's parents died when she was seven, and she lived on her own for three years before a girl named Jade found her and taught her to be strong and stand out. They started living together, then, when Aiisha was 12, another girl, Catherine, came along and their shelter burned down. They moved into the woods. They had only lived there for two years when Jade and Catherine vanished. Aiisha was on her own again. She lived on her own for another two years, searching for them, when she found this place. Aiisha hints that there is more to her past, though she does not talk about it.
    Friends: Jade, Catherine, Ethan. That's pretty much it. :-(
    Enemies: Too many
    Theme Song: Stronger by Kelly Clarkson/People Like Us by Kelly Clarkson/She's So Gone from Lemonade Mouth/Somebody from Lemonade Mouth((Don't judge))
    Other: She wants to be a famous singer, but isn't sure how.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2013

    Joe's bio

    At naplo res 10.

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  • Posted January 12, 2013

    Such a great story to help us remember what's truly important in

    Such a great story to help us remember what's truly important in life.  A mostly lighthearted path of honoring the life of her late BFF.  Definitely worth the read!

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  • Posted January 1, 2013

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    Sweet, sad and so funny! Bree decides to make a "New Year's

    Sweet, sad and so funny! Bree decides to make a &quot;New Year's&quot; resolution per week in honor of Shelly, who was outgoing and crazy fun. She does some normal things like watch musicals and have game night, but also wears weird clothes from the back of her closet and eats things like beef tongue tacos. The book is not really about the resolutions, but how they change Bree, help her heal, and bring back lots of memories of Shelly. The writing is hilarious, bringing a light-hearted touch to the serious subject of grief. Bree was a shy, nerdy child, but she's been influenced by her social butterfly friend. Expect drinking, swearing (the f-word) and mild mention of sex and personal body parts. Most of all expect to have fun reading this. Readers will gain a greater appreciation for their time on this earth and for their friends and family. And discover the World's Largest Truck Stop.

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  • Posted December 17, 2012

    Great Reminder for everyone to not take friendships or life for

    Great Reminder for everyone to not take friendships or life for granted, and also that when you may think you are the only one out there that feels this way, there are others just like you! I had a hard time putting this book down until it was done, and when I did read the last page, I felt the need to &quot;get intouch&quot; with the friendships that have been left back in the past. Everybody moves on to bigger and better things, but there is nothing better than the friendships that you form when younger and and the friends that will be there for you forever, thru thick and thin! I would give 12 Gold Stars to this book if BN would let me. Prepare yourself to laugh, cry and scream all at the same time and also to reach out to that long lost friend that you haven't seen or heard from in awhile.

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    Posted January 25, 2013

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    Posted November 2, 2012

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    Posted October 25, 2013

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