Tag: books

On Life Goes Strong – The mean girls of “The Help”

Published: August 15, 2011 | Last Updated: April 26, 2014 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

This weekend, I saw The Help, Kathryn Stockett’s wonderful novel brought to the screen about the plight of African American maids in the South in the early 60s. Like me, many women who have seen the film say that the mean girls it portrays are strikingly similar to the ones they encounter in their own […]

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Friendship by the Book: An interview with the author of The Friendship Fix

Published: May 23, 2011 | Last Updated: December 15, 2020 By | 9 Replies Continue Reading

I’m always excited when a new book about friendship surfaces and was happy to have the chance to interview Dr. Andrea Bonior about her recently released book, The Friendship Fix. Irene: Andrea, briefly tell us about your book. Andrea: The Friendship Fix talks about friendship, “friendship” and everything in between. It’s a handbook in some […]

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Kickin’ It Up a Notch: Julia Child’s Recipe for Best Friends

Published: May 3, 2011 | Last Updated: April 28, 2021 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

Like many close friendships, the one between Julia Child and Avis DeVoto was borne of serendipity. These two women met across the miles (in an era long before Facebook or LinkedIn) yet formed an instant bond-curiously, over a sharp carbon steel knife. By 1952, Julia and her husband Paul had been living in Paris for […]

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Guest Post: When BFF stands for Bad Feelings For everyone

Published: January 26, 2011 | Last Updated: February 20, 2021 By | Reply Continue Reading

By Lucy S. Danziger and Catherine Birndorf, MD, co-authors of The Nine Rooms of Happiness Friendships bringing you down? Social stress can add to feeling completely overwhelmed this time of year. Here are three strategies for how to cope with it.All those resolutions to “be a better person” and be the best we can be […]

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Friendship by the Book: Life is a Trip

Published: September 28, 2010 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

At first glance, Life is a Trip: The Transformative Magic of Travel by Judith Fein (Spirituality & Health Books, 2010) doesn’t appear to be a book about friendship. But once you open up the cover and begin reading about the author’s gutsy cross-cultural adventures, you realize that she has honed a unique talent for opening […]

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Friendship by the Book: Giveaway and Q & A with Gail Caldwell

Published: September 25, 2010 | Last Updated: October 17, 2020 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gail Caldwell’s beautiful book, Let’s Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship (Random House, 2010), breaks new ground in allowing readers to understand the depths of a close female friendship and the pain associated with a sudden and untimely loss.

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Friendship by the Book: Molly Fox’s Birthday

Published: August 9, 2010 | Last Updated: February 3, 2021 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

Deirdre Madden’s novel, Molly Fox’s Birthday, is the story of a playwright who stays overnight at the home of her 20-year friend, Molly Fox.

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Friendship by the Book: An Interview with Allison Winn Scotch

Published: July 21, 2010 | Last Updated: July 21, 2010 By | Reply Continue Reading

Allison Winn Scotch‘s novel, The One That I Want (2010), is an engaging summer beach read that makes you think about the friendships you have and those that have drifted apart.   The main character, Tilly Farmer, is a 30-something high school guidance counselor who marries her high-school sweetheart, and still lives and works in […]

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Talking about friendship with NYT best-selling author Jane Green

Published: June 28, 2010 | Last Updated: October 17, 2020 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

New York Times best-selling author Jane Green is a mother of six. Remarkably, she has written a book a year for the past 12 years. Like her other books, the newest one also focuses on the emotional lives of lives of women.

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Friendship by the Book: Finding “unexpected angels” in the workplace

Published: June 1, 2010 | Last Updated: June 1, 2010 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

I was delighted to interview HuffPo blogger and fellow author Marcia Reynolds, PsyD to discuss her new book and the topic of female friendships in the workplace. Marcia is the author of Wander Women: How High-Achieving Women Find Contentment and Direction (Berrett-Koehler, 2010). Her doctoral degree is in organizational psychology with a research emphasis on […]

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