The Story of Industry Friends

When Olivia thinks her career has finally come together, her surrounding world falls apart.

Industry Friends gives voice to the chaotic, uncertain, humbling, and lonely experience of being a 20-something. Many of our most formative decisions and discoveries are made in our twenties, and the purpose of this book is for the reader to reflect on their own moments, learn alongside the main character, Olivia, as she discovers hers, and laugh at the absurdity of modern-day workplace culture, city-living, and dating in NYC (it really is the worst). A mix of light and dark elements, Industry Friends will surely strike a chord with anyone who’s ever followed their passion, no matter where it led them.

You will love this book if you like television, going behind the scenes, running around New York City, and watching the sunrise-- even if it’s from your desk at work. If you love the good and the bad of dating, making friends, family discoveries, mental wellness, and brutal honesty, you will like this book too.


Early Praise:

Industry Friends tapped into my twenty-something era in New York City so cleanly that I felt Olivia and I had done this side-by-side. This story is about chasing what you thought you always wanted at the cost of doing it all alone. Dexter mixes dry humor and a dash of absurdity into a dry cocktail about relatable career frustrations and romantic flare-ups. I cherish this book and Dexter's insight.” — Chloe Cullen, Author of Perf: The Unspoken Flaws in a “Perfect” Culture

“Industry Friends is a coming-of-age story for those of us who think we've already grown up. Both hilarious and vulnerable, Dexter so perfectly captures the very personal, yet universal, growing pains we endure in the pursuit of success and happiness as wide-eyed young adults.” Daniela Tijerina, Writer

"Casey Dexter's Industry Friends is a relatable portrait of a twenty-something's life. Through heartbreak, perseverance, and self discovery, Casey doesn't hide from real emotions and exposes feelings a lot of people have trouble recognizing." — Brandon Berman, Comedian and Host/Creator of Updating