Rachel Dodes & Lauren Mechling, Authors, “The Memo”

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Have you ever looked at someone who seems to have it all — the job, the glam, the life — and wondered, what the heck did I miss? That’s the premise of the much-anticipated new novel “The Memo” by Rachel Dodes and Lauren Mechling, about a woman flailing in life and love, stuck in a rut while all her friends seem to flourish — and realizing it’s because they got “The Memo,” and she didn’t. At her college reunion, she is given the chance to go back in time and change her life. The novel invites us to ask ourselves… would we? And other, thornier questions: what does it means to be happy and successful? Are those the same things? If we had the chance to go back and course-correct our lives, what would we be giving up?

In this episode of “Your New Life Blend,” Rachel and Lauren talk with host Shoshanna Hecht about how we define success (and how it is defined for us), how even successful women can feel like they missed the memo (yes, even incredibly accomplished writers like Rachel and Lauren who together have written for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Vogue, Vanity Fair, the GuardianUS, Elle, the New Yorker, Buzzfeed and more), and what it means to choose — and love — the life you are living.


Rachel Dodes
Lauren Mechling

The Memo: A Novel, by Rachel Dodes & Lauren Mechling 
How Could She, by Lauren Mechling 

Other Writing:
Rachel Dodes
Lauren Mechling 


“Nope” with Rachel Dodes & Brian Hecht 

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