Movies from Jennifer Hyman

A Star Is Born

Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers — and falls in love with — struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer — until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.
Jennifer Hyman
Entrepreneur
A Star is Born has put me on an epic Lady Gaga binge. She is the talent of our generation! @ladygaga
Books from Jennifer Hyman

Green



Jennifer Hyman
Entrepreneur
Sam Graham-Felsen is our generation’s Philip Roth. His first novel GREEN is amazing.
Books from Jennifer Hyman

Match Made in Manhattan

“This wildly real and relatable” novel about online dating and real-life romance “will have you laughing until the very end” (BuzzFeed). After two intense, dead-end relationships, Alison finds herself confused, lonely—and drastically out of touch with the world of modern dating. Refusing to wallow, she signs up for a popular dating app and resolves to remain open-minded and optimistic. With the click of a button, her adventures begin: On one date, she’s dumped before the first kiss; on another, she dons full HAZMAT gear; she meets a tattooed folk singer turned investment banker, an undercover agent who tracks illegal exotic animals, and dozens of other colorful characters. Giving them each her signature “pants speech”—her pants aren’t coming off unless she has a real connection with someone—she desperately wants to push past the awkward small-talk phase to find true love. But when she meets funny, sophisticated, sexy Luke and falls hard for him, she can’t be sure whether he’ll stick around or move on to his next match . . .
Jennifer Hyman
Entrepreneur
Awesome NYC first date spots and an awesome debut book by my sister-in-law @ASpark7 all about dating in NYC in the internet age
Books from Jennifer Hyman

The Big Life

Millennial women are changing what it means to be powerful and successful in the world--for everyone. Forever. You want The Big Life--that delicious cocktail of passion, career, work, ambition, respect, money and a monumental relationship. And you want it on your own terms. Forget climbing some corporate ladder, you want a career with twists and turns and adventure. For you, success only matters if it's meaningful. Ann Shoket knows the evolving values of young women more than anyone. She's the voice behind the popular Badass Babes community, a sisterhood of young, hungry, ambitious women who are helping each other through the most complex issues around becoming who you're meant to be. As the trailblazing editor-in-chief of Seventeen for the better part of a decade, Shoket lead provocative conversations that helped young women navigate the tricky terrain of adolescence and become smart, confident, self-assured young women. Now that they are adding muscle to the framework of their lives, she's continuing the conversation with The Big Life.The Big Life is packed with actionable guidance combined with personal advice from high-profile millennial women who have already achieved tremendous success, plus intimate conversations with a cast of compelling characters and Shoket's own stories on her quest for The Big Life. You'll learn to tackle all of the issues on heavy rotation in your mind such as:How to craft a career that's also a passion.How to get respect from a boss who thinks you're a lazy, entitled, and self-obsessed millennialWhy you need a "squad" of people who support you as you build your Big LifeHow a side hustle will make you smarter, hotter, and more in control of your destiny.Why work/life balance is a sham and your need to embrace the mess.How to find a partner whose eyes light up when you talk about your ambition.Written in Shoket's friendly and authoritative style, The Big Life will help you recognize your power, tap into your ambition, and create your own version of The Big Life.
Jennifer Hyman
Entrepreneur
Convinced the term "The Big Life" will become just as common as expression "Lean In". Mazel to @annshoket on a must-read book
Books from Jennifer Hyman

The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly

A scorchingly frank look at how doctors are made, bringing readers into the critical care unit to see one burgeoning physician's journey from ineptitude to competence.In medical school, Matt McCarthy dreamed of being a different kind of doctor—the sort of mythical, unflappable physician who could reach unreachable patients. But when a new admission to the critical care unit almost died his first night on call, he found himself scrambling. Visions of mastery quickly gave way to hopes of simply surviving hospital life, where confidence was hard to come by and no amount of med school training could dispel the terror of facing actual patients.This funny, candid memoir of McCarthy’s intern year at a New York hospital provides a scorchingly frank look at how doctors are made, taking readers into patients’ rooms and doctors’ conferences to witness a physician's journey from ineptitude to competence. McCarthy's one stroke of luck paired him with a brilliant second-year adviser he called “Baio” (owing to his resemblance to the Charles in Charge star), who proved to be a remarkable teacher with a wicked sense of humor. McCarthy would learn even more from the people he cared for, including a man named Benny, who was living in the hospital for months at a time awaiting a heart transplant. But no teacher could help McCarthy when an accident put his own health at risk, and showed him all too painfully the thin line between doctor and patient.The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly offers a window on to hospital life that dispenses with sanctimony and self-seriousness while emphasizing the black-comic paradox of becoming a doctor: How do you learn to save lives in a job where there is no practice?
Jennifer Hyman
Entrepreneur
the best, funniest book i've read in years.
Books from Jennifer Hyman

Bad Blood

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY: NPR, The New York Times Book Review, Time, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post • The McKinsey Business Book of the Year The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the one-time multibillion-dollar biotech startup founded by Elizabeth Holmes—now the subject of the HBO documentary The Inventor—by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end. “The story is even crazier than I expected, and I found myself unable to put it down once I started. This book has everything: elaborate scams, corporate intrigue, magazine cover stories, ruined family relationships, and the demise of a company once valued at nearly $10 billion.” —Bill Gates In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup “unicorn” promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes’s worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn’t work. A riveting story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley.
Jennifer Hyman
Entrepreneur
After it took me all of an hour to read Bad Blood, I know this podcast by my amazing friend @RebeccaJarvis is going to be my new obsession.
Books from Jennifer Hyman

One More Thing

New York Times Bestseller A startlingly original debut from the actor, writer, director, and executive producer hailed as “a gifted observer of the human condition and a very funny writer capable of winning that rare thing: unselfconscious, insuppressible laughter” (The Washington Post). A boy wins a $100,000 prize in a box of Frosted Flakes—only to discover that claiming the winnings might unravel his family. A woman sets out to seduce motivational speaker Tony Robbins—turning for help to the famed motivator himself. A new arrival in Heaven, overwhelmed with options, procrastinates over a long-ago promise to visit his grandmother. We meet Sophia, the first artificially intelligent being capable of love, who falls for a man who might not be ready for it himself; a vengeance-minded hare, obsessed with scoring a rematch against the tortoise who ruined his life; and post-college friends who try to figure out how to host an intervention in the era of Facebook. Along the way, we learn why wearing a red T-shirt every day is the key to finding love, how February got its name, and why the stock market is sometimes just . . . down. Finding inspiration in questions from the nature of perfection to the icing on carrot cake, One More Thing has at its heart the most human of phenomena: love, fear, hope, ambition, and the inner stirring for the one elusive element just that might make a person complete. Across a dazzling range of subjects, themes, tones, and narrative voices, the many pieces in this collection are like nothing else, but they have one thing in common: they share the playful humor, deep heart, sharp eye, inquisitive mind, and altogether electrifying spirit of a writer with a fierce devotion to the entertainment of the reader.
Jennifer Hyman
Entrepreneur
What was the last book you read? It’s one from B.J. Novak called One More Thing: Stories and other Stories. It’s the most hilarious, brilliant book that I’ve read in years. I love laughing out loud, and that’s what that book does over and over.
Books from Jennifer Hyman

Unorthodox

The instant New York Times bestselling memoir of a young Jewish woman’s escape from a religious sect, in the tradition of Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Infidel and Carolyn Jessop’s Escape, featuring a new epilogue by the author.As a member of the strictly religious Satmar sect of Hasidic Judaism, Deborah Feldman grew up under a code of relentlessly enforced customs governing everything from what she could wear and to whom she could speak to what she was allowed to read. It was stolen moments spent with the empowered literary characters of Jane Austen and Louisa May Alcott that helped her to imagine an alternative way of life. Trapped as a teenager in a sexually and emotionally dysfunctional marriage to a man she barely knew, the tension between Deborah’s desires and her responsibilities as a good Satmar girl grew more explosive until she gave birth at nineteen and realized that, for the sake of herself and her son, she had to escape.
Jennifer Hyman
Entrepreneur
What are you reading right now? Adam Grant's Originals and UnOrthodox, the story of a woman who escapes the Hasidic community
Books from Jennifer Hyman

Originals

The #1 New York Times bestseller that examines how people can champion new ideas—and how leaders can fight groupthink, from the author of Give and Take and co-author of Option B“Reading Originals made me feel like I was seated across from Adam Grant at a dinner party, as one of my favorite thinkers thrilled me with his insights and his wonderfully new take on the world.” —Malcolm Gladwell, author of Outliers and The Tipping Point“Originals is one of the most important and captivating books I have ever read, full of surprising and powerful ideas. It will not only change the way you see the world; it might just change the way you live your life. And it could very well inspire you to change your world.” —Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and author of Lean InWith Give and Take, Adam Grant not only introduced a landmark new paradigm for success but also established himself as one of his generation’s most compelling and provocative thought leaders. In Originals he again addresses the challenge of improving the world, but now from the perspective of becoming original: choosing to champion novel ideas and values that go against the grain, battle conformity, and buck outdated traditions. How can we originate new ideas, policies, and practices without risking it all? Using surprising studies and stories spanning business, politics, sports, and entertainment, Grant explores how to recognize a good idea, speak up without getting silenced, build a coalition of allies, choose the right time to act, and manage fear and doubt; how parents and teachers can nurture originality in children; and how leaders can build cultures that welcome dissent. Learn from an entrepreneur who pitches his start-ups by highlighting the reasons not to invest, a woman at Apple who challenged Steve Jobs from three levels below, an analyst who overturned the rule of secrecy at the CIA, a billionaire financial wizard who fires employees for failing to criticize him, and a TV executive who didn’t even work in comedy but saved Seinfeld from the cutting-room floor. The payoff is a set of groundbreaking insights about rejecting conformity and improving the status quo.
Jennifer Hyman
Entrepreneur
What are you reading right now? Adam Grant's Originals and UnOrthodox, the story of a woman who escapes the Hasidic community.
TV Shows from Jennifer Hyman

The Oprah Winfrey Show

The Oprah Winfrey Show, often referred to simply as Oprah, is an American syndicated talk show that aired nationally for 25 seasons from 1986 to 2011. Produced and hosted by its namesake, Oprah Winfrey, it remains the highest-rated talk show in American television history. The show was highly influential, and many of its topics penetrated into the American pop-cultural consciousness. Winfrey used the show as a platform to teach and inspire, providing viewers with a positive, spiritually uplifting experience by featuring book clubs, compelling interviews, self-improvement segments, and philanthropic forays into world events. The show gained credibility by not trying to profit off the products it endorsed; it had no licensing agreement with retailers when products were promoted, nor did the show make any money from endorsing books for its book club. Oprah is one of the longest-running daytime television talk shows in history. The show received 47 Daytime Emmy Awards before Winfrey decided to stop submitting it for consideration in 2000.
Jennifer Hyman
Entrepreneur
Starting to mourn end of #Oprah show. Have been watching religiously for 15 years and am anxious about life without my daily a-ha!
TV Shows from Jennifer Hyman

The Real Housewives of New Jersey

We head to the Garden State for this installment of the “Housewives” franchise, focusing on affluent Jersey girls who are more than just friends. The cast has changed through the seasons but the featured housewives through the years have included Caroline Manzo, a devoted wife and mother of three adult children; former Las Vegas cosmetologist Jacqueline Laurita, who is now a full-time housewife; and Teresa Giudice, a mother of four who runs her household without help from a nanny or personal assistant.
Jennifer Hyman
Entrepreneur
Watching real housewives of NJ after a momentous day reminds me why #iloveny
TV Shows from Jennifer Hyman

Homeland

CIA officer Carrie Mathison is tops in her field despite being bipolar, which makes her volatile and unpredictable. With the help of her long-time mentor Saul Berenson, Carrie fearlessly risks everything, including her personal well-being and even sanity, at every turn.
Jennifer Hyman
Entrepreneur
For anyone who hasn't started watching homeland on showtime- it's amazing. Perfect for a cold winter weekend.
TV Shows from Jennifer Hyman

So You Think You Can Dance

Dancers selected in open auditions across America take part in a rigorous competition designed to best display their talents, training and personalities to a panel of judges and viewers as they strive to win votes and avoid elimination.
Jennifer Hyman
Entrepreneur
I also love American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance. Basically, if a 12-year-old is watching it, then so am I.
TV Shows from Jennifer Hyman

American Idol

Each year, hopeful singers from all over the country audition to be part of one of the biggest shows in American television history. Who will become the new American Idol?
Jennifer Hyman
Entrepreneur
I also love American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance. Basically, if a 12-year-old is watching it, then so am I.
TV Shows from Jennifer Hyman

Glee

In this musical comedy, optimistic high school teacher Will Schuester tries to refuel his own passion while reinventing the high school's glee club and challenging a group of outcasts to realize their star potential as they strive to outshine their singing competition while navigating the cruel halls of McKinley High.
Jennifer Hyman
Entrepreneur
If a show has singing and dancing in it, I'm the No. 1 consumer. I love Glee. I wish I were on that show.
Music from Jennifer Hyman

Despacito

Jennifer Hyman
Entrepreneur
I love Erika Hamilton’s ability to mix ’90s hip-hop with childhood throwbacks, and she wasn’t shy about also playing ‘Despacito’ as many times as we requested!
Music from Jennifer Hyman

Love On Top

Jennifer Hyman
Entrepreneur
The newlyweds wanted the night to be all about dancing, so they had a big band called the Bobby Attiko Band by Hank Lane play all of their favorites, and they opened up the dance floor with “Love on Top” by Beyoncé.
Music from Jennifer Hyman

Can't Help Falling in Love

Jennifer Hyman
Entrepreneur
We love dancing together, and often pick spontaneous moments to start a dance party. He chose the Elvis song ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’ from one of my Spotify playlists.
Music from Jennifer Hyman

Indigo Girls

Jennifer Hyman
Entrepreneur
No it's not sleepaway camp circa 1992 but I am listening to indigo girls on spotify! Why did everyone listen to the same music?!
Music from Jennifer Hyman

Lady Gaga

Jennifer Hyman
Entrepreneur
A Star is Born has put me on an epic Lady Gaga binge. She is the talent of our generation! @ladygaga
Music from Jennifer Hyman

The Man

Jennifer Hyman
Entrepreneur
Journalists: you no longer have to ask any of us what it’s like building a company/running $hit as a woman. Instead refer to the lyrics of the @taylorswift13 song “The Man”
Podcasts from Jennifer Hyman

Boss Files with Poppy Harlow: Conversations about business, leadership and innovation

CNN's Poppy Harlow explores the journeys of business and global leaders. In-depth interviews with leadership advice from entrepreneurs, CEOs and innovators about what it takes to rise to the top.
Jennifer Hyman
Entrepreneur
New podcast with one my fave brooklyn mombosses poppyharlowcnn
Podcasts from Jennifer Hyman

The Dropout

Money. Romance. Tragedy. Deception. The story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos is an unbelievable tale of ambition and fame gone terribly wrong. How did the world's youngest self-made female billionaire lose it all in the blink of an eye? How did the woman once heralded as "the next Steve Jobs" find herself facing criminal charges -- to which she pleaded not guilty -- and up to 20 years in jail? How did her technology, meant to revolutionize healthcare, potentially put millions of patients at risk? And how did so many smart people get it so wrong along the way? ABC News chief business, technology and economics correspondent Rebecca Jarvis, along with producers Taylor Dunn and Victoria Thompson, take listeners on a journey that includes a three-year-long investigation. You'll hear exclusive interviews with former employees, investors, and patients, and for the first-time, the never-before-aired deposition testimony of Elizabeth Holmes, and those at the center of this story.
Jennifer Hyman
Entrepreneur
I know this podcast by my amazing friend @RebeccaJarvis is going to be my new obsession.