Rights offering detail :
The Friendship Breakup (Film/TV rights)
Jan. 14, 2022
Annie Cathryn
Fiction: General/Other
A suburban “mom-com” with humor and heart. Bad Moms meets Mean Girls.
When a mom is suddenly ghosted from the neighborhood mom group, she’s both determined to find out why and get back in their good graces.

On the eve of turning forty, aren’t you supposed to have it all figured out? Fallon Monroe, premenopausal mama bear of one, self-help book junkie, and budding chocolatier, has always relied on her neighborhood mom friends to get her through the trials of motherhood because failing together is what makes failing tolerable. So, when her bestie, Beatrice, inexplicably begins ghosting her and takes all their mutual friends with her, Fallon’s left wondering how everything went so wrong. Pushing down a lifetime of insecurities, Fallon doubles down on her can- do attitude and decides to win them back.

She hosts an epic Cinco de Mayo party that goes swimmingly, and she’s on her way back into her friends’ good graces … until a stripper—who no one fesses up to ordering—-literally crashes the party, sending several guests to the hospital and straight out of Fallon’s life. Suddenly she’s more alone than ever.

After failing in her attempts to win back her friends, she joins a friendship app to prove to everyone, especially herself, that she is a good friend. When she discovers one of her new friends is in a relationship with Beatrice’s soon-to-be ex-husband, Fallon must decide where her loyalties lie.

And just when she’s about to throw in the dirty towel on the whole friendship mess, she reads a recently unearthed letter that she had stubbornly refused to open decades earlier. Reading it forces her to finally face the deep-seated fears that she’s desperately tried—and failed—to bury. Now looking at her friendships with fresh eyes, she must decide between hanging on or letting go.
Rights available:
Film and Television Adaptation Rights
Rights sold:
World Publishing to Alcove
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ADVANCE PRAISE FOR The Friendship Breakup
“The best books shed light on what many think but few have the courage to say—and that’s precisely what The Friendship Breakup does. In this warm and witty story, Annie Cathryn paints a portrait of a woman who must let go of her preconceived notions of what her life should be like in order to find out who she really is—and become her own best friend.”—Camille Pagán, national bestselling author of I’m Fine and Neither Are You

Annie Cathryn is an avid reader, blogger, marketer, and Bookstagrammer, with 12.9K+ followers on Instagram. She is the host of IGTV’s Soulful Series Video Chats, featuring award-winning and bestselling authors. The series won a 2021 DotComm Award. For more than two decades, Annie has worked in marketing communications; first for a Fortune 500 company, before starting a marketing consulting agency where she provides marketing and PR for new and established brands. Annie has a degree in journalism and master’s in communications from Marquette University. She is an active contributor to the Revision Division newsletter, has written for Zibby Owens’s blog Moms Don’t Have Time to Write, and is a member of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association and the Chicago Writers Association. She lives with her husband and daughter outside of Chicago.
Martin Literary & Media Management
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