Emily’s Reasons Why Not explores the world of Emily Sanders, a successful career woman who has terrific instincts in every arena of her life but one -- relationships. From a manipulative ex-boyfriend to a passive-aggressive family member and a back-stabbing former assistant who is clearly after her job, Emily has a lot to contend with and even more to figure out.
Determined now to make better choices, Emily employs a “Reasons Why Not” list-making system designed to serve as an internal warning on when it’s time to cut bait and move on.
As a publisher of self-help books, Emily finds distributing advice easy, but following it less so. Prone to operating by “committee,” she often looks to her closest friends for guidance: Josh, a gay man who believes in the power of yogic breathing and the occasional colonic; and Reilly, a self-proclaimed “nonconformist” who remains blissfully unattached and less blissfully unemployed… Having known Emily since childhood, Reilly has no problem telling it like it is.
Navigating a thriving career, a string of would-be boyfriends and an office rival named “Glitter” means that Emily’s plate is always pretty full. But with the aid of Josh, Reilly and the “Reasons Why Not,” Emily might “self-help” herself yet!