• Keeping Friends

July 2, 2009

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Dear Friends:

June was a hot and rainy month in New York—so there wasn’t TOO much temptation to escape from my laptop. Juliet, my editor at Overlook Press, and I worked closely together to put all the finishing touches on Best Friends Forever; Surviving a Breakup With Your Best Friend and we decided on a cover design. We also developed a Reading Group Guide suitable for most book groups. If you would like an advance copy of the guide to share with your own group for possible adoption, please let me know.

I was fortunate to get wonderful book blurbs from other writers whose names I’m sure you’ll recognize. Every writer always worries about the final product and those supportive endorsements really were a confidence-boost for me.

I hope you enjoyed some of my posts during the month of June, which included:

June 26, 2009 

A friendly case of maid-of-honor abuse

Every bride seems to turn into a Bridezilla but this one really seems to have taken the proverbial cake. How much must a maid-of-honor endure before she gets fed up?

June 23, 2009

Too close for comfort

It’s very fortunate when you feel so close with a cousin, aunt, niece, or other female relative that they become a friend. But what happens when that person, with whom you have so many connections, loses all sense of boundaries and is driving you nuts?

June 21, 2009

The Real Housewives of Jericho

When I met Leslie Adler, mother-bear of The Vuv Club, I was sure I had met the Long Island version of The Real Housewives…an amazing group of women who have been friends through thick and thin.

June 15, 2009

Gossip promotes health and happiness: NOT

Okay, forget about the misleading headline from The NY Daily News. But a new study does suggest that a hormone associated with social bonding,
specifically progesterone, may play a role in protecting women’s health
and enhancing their longevity. 

June 8, 2009

June 8th was Best Friends Day: A day to Do Something!

Well that day has passed but it’s never too late to brainstorm together with a friend to see what you can do to change the world! 

June 3, 2009

Which friend was jilted?

This reader was dumped by her friend because her girlfriend couldn’t stand the idea of her having a girlfriend on the side. Right or wrong, some friends demand monogamy in their friendships.

June 1, 2009

Susan Boyle needs your friendship and support

By now, everyone around the world has heard about Susan Boyle, the runner-up on the finale of Britain’s Got Talent. Perhaps the breakdown witnessed around the world offered a teachable moment about mental and emotional disorders. I hope so!

Thanks for reading my posts and helping me think about the meaning of our friendships.

Warm regards for a summer filled with the warmth of close friendships and more,

Irene

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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