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