Emily Lynn Paulson discusses her eye-opening memoir, Hey, Hun! Learn how rising to the top of an MLM led to her addiction and recovery in a pyramid scheme.
Join us in this eye-opening Book Gang episode with Emily Lynn Paulson, author of Hey, Hun: Sales, Sisterhood, Supremacy, and the Other Lies Behind Multilevel Marketing.
What is the most Googled fact about Emily Lynn Paulson?
At the time of this recording, roughly 125 people each month, likely after reading this memoir, ask this question- what MLM was Emily Paulson in?
Today we discuss why she chose a fictitious name for her beauty brand, and what she hopes it signals to the reader.
Pulled into a high-pressure sales routine, Emily joins the #girlboss community for an MLM beauty brand.
Rising to the top of the pyramid required Paulson never to take no for an answer. As a result, Paulson achieves millionaire status, but it costs her the expense of loved ones, her sobriety, her health, and her moral compass.
Emily unveils the darker side of multi-level marketing companies and cult-like ideologies through her well-researched memoir.
We also discuss how her relationship with alcohol has changed since this time and the unexpected joy of being sober.
Emily brings her favorite books and discusses her best alcohol-free mocktails for your summer.
Today’s BONUS BOOK LIST includes the best books on addiction and recovery we’ve read for our summer series that share the magic of a sober life.
This includes fiction, nonfiction, and memoir selections.
Meet Emily Lynn Paulson
Emily Lynn Paulson is an accomplished author known for her books Highlight Real: Finding Honesty and Recovery Beyond the Filtered Life and Hey, Hun: Sales, Sisterhood, Supremacy, and the Other Lies Behind Multilevel Marketing.
Her impactful TEDx talks challenge parenting norms, alcohol use, and feminism.
Featured in major publications like the Today Show, Tamron Hall Show, and the New York Times, Emily resides in Central Oregon with her husband and five children.
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Mentioned in this episode:
Hey, Hun by Emily Lynn Paulson
De Soi Non-Alcoholic Aperitifs
Amy’s Favorite Copper Mugs
Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and Addiction by Elizabeth Vargas
Push Off From Here: Nine Essential Truths to Get You Through Sobriety by Laura McKowen
We Are the Luckiest: The Surprising Magic of a Sober Life by Laura McKowen
Drinking Games by Sarah Levy
Cup of Jo
It’s Not About the Wine: The Loaded Truth Behind the Mommy Wine Culture by Celeste Yvonne
The Ultimate Mom Challenge
Dry Humping: A Guide to Dating, Relating and Hooking Up Without the Booze by Tawny Lara
2023 MomAdvice Summer Reading Guide
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