• Let's Catch Up Soon

  • How I Won Friends and Influenced People Against My Will
  • By: Sarah Cooper
  • Narrated by: Sarah Cooper, Filip Jeremic
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (39 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Do you dread small talk? Can’t seem to remember names? Does being told to smile more make you seethe? Yet do you long for deeper and more meaningful friendships?

Sarah Cooper’s Let’s Catch Up Soon: How I Won Friends and Influenced People Against My Will shares how to survive our newest life challenge: connecting with people face-to-face again. 

In 2020, Cooper caught herself and the world off guard when her TikTok lip-synchs of President Trump’s COVID-19 press conferences went viral. Her video satires spoke volumes. 

Now she has produced the perfect guidebook for post-pandemic interactions. 

Though she didn’t plan that, either. 

When first approached about reimagining Dale Carnegie’s granddaddy of business books, she couldn’t have been more thumbs down. As Cooper recalls, “Written in 1936, at a time when dealing with strangers in the professional world was a relatively new phenomenon, it lays out 30 principles for dealing with people. Principles such as smile, remember names, be genuinely interested, make people feel important, give compliments, don’t complain, and never argue, all in the hopes of getting people to like you. And to me, it all sounded like a bunch of manipulative BS. People pleasers know all these tricks all too well, Dale! So, my plan was to rip this Dale person apart.”  

Before long Dale became an annoying voice in her head, propelling her to try things she never normally would, both personally and professionally. Through her lens as a woman, an immigrant, and an aspiring actress turned techie turned actress, Cooper realizes getting people to like you, the real you, will be impossible if you never take the time to figure out who you really are.

Written during the years 2019, 2020, and 2021, Let’s Catch Up Soon is, like the best comedy memoirs, both laugh-out-loud funny and emotionally disarming. Filled with astute commentary on the politics of meetings, the pain of mixers, and the things we wish we could remember but always forget, it’s also the perfect self-help manual for anyone looking to find new friends and build stronger connections in this post-COVID age. 

“This little Dale Carnegie book project morphed into something I wasn’t planning or expecting. It changed when I changed, and then it changed me.” It may just do the same for you.

©2022 Sarah Cooper (P)2022 Audible Originals, LLC.

About the Creator and Performer

In April 2020, Sarah went viral with her brilliant satirical lip-sync impressions of the former president. She has been retweeted and praised by the likes of Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Stiller, Halle Berry, Chrissy Teigen, Jane Lynch, Jerry Seinfeld, Seth Meyers and Bette Midler amongst others. These "how to" videos have been seen by tens of millions of people including her "How to Medical" video which has been viewed over 25 million times and counting.
Sarah’s first variety special Sarah Cooper: Everything's Fine, directed by Natasha Lyonne and executive produced by Maya Rudolph, premiered on Netflix October 27, 2020 to rave reviews and featured a number of high-profile celebrity cameos. Sarah was named one of Variety Magazine’s "10 Comics To Watch For 2020" and Vulture Magazine’s "The Comedians You Should and Will Know in 2020", and guest hosted Jimmy Kimmel Live in August 2020.
Prior to her online success, Sarah wrote the best-selling books 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings and How to Be Successful Without Hurting Men’s Feelings. Sarah’s auto-biographical take of Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People entitled Let’s Catch Up Soon, will be released this summer for Audible. Her social platform is in the millions and continues rising daily.
Sarah stars in James Ponsoldt’s latest film Summering, which premiered at Sundance earlier this year and will be released this July.

  • Original Recording Audiobook

Interview: Sarah Cooper Makes Peace with the Dale Carnegie in Her Head

'To be genuinely interested you have to know what's interesting to you.'
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  • Let's Catch Up Soon
  • 'To be genuinely interested you have to know what's interesting to you.'

Sarah Cooper’s Guide to Small Talk

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An intriguing story with a comical tune😊

I love the personal stories of Sarah and her experiences, and with Sarah narrating her own book, her natural gift of being a comedienne truly shines!

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Sarah's best work yet

I've been enjoying Sarah Cooper's comedy since before her first performance at the Crotchies. I think this book is her best yet. So vulnerable and funny, it was even better than what I expected.

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Sarah Speaks To My Hidden Thoughts

Who will take care of me when I grow old? I don’t have kids. My friends have partners and children and are very, very busy. It’s takes a lot of my efforts and Energy to check in, in order to keep connections and nurture our friendships/family-ships.

I used to be a chronic people-pleaser, until I worked with a life coach and therapist to turn this conditioning around.

With humor, heart, and genuineness, she speaks to these, and other, humxn womxn, conditions. Thank you, Sarah Cooper.

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Must read for people pleasers (if that’s ok with you)

Creative structure, funny standup clips sprinkled throughout, and truly vulnerable stories shared.

Sarah sums up what happens when you get so used to fitting around other people’s preferences that you end up not knowing who you are. In other words, what it can be like to be a woman. I relate to this book so hard, it has me wondering…am I Sarah Cooper? Maybe we’re all Sarah Cooper.

As a narrator, she’s giving me Hugh Grant in About a Boy vibes and I love it!

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Love Sarah's heart and humor

I identified and related. Go Sarah go. Keep being Sarah. I appreciated how she channeled Dale Carnegie and conversed with him about the principles and found authentic relevance.

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Engaging!

I love Sarah Cooper! This book was phenomenal!

I loved it so very much!

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  • Jemma Pollari
  • 07-15-22

Heartfelt, funny and honest

A great listen. This is a lot more than just the post-viral-video boom after Sarah's lip sync video breakout. A thoughtful and funny memoir of what it's like to be a person who really does not want to catch up soon. So much to relate to!