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It’s good to have this book in circulation but you feel the opportunity for a clear ‘mess to message’ manual is out there and will obscure this one. Her third, Paradise City was named one of the best novels of 2015 in the Observer and the Evening Standard, and was People magazine's Book of the Week. As I immersed myself in this book, I felt the urge to complement it with her "Best Friend Therapy" podcast, and I must confess that it created a full circle experience. So I said I wouldn't criticise the book for not being what I wanted it to be but then I went and did that anyway.

Or, as Day’s friend “Sathnam” puts it, hanging on to friends you don’t like is hardly a compliment to the people you do since “it means you’ll be friends with anyone who’ll have you”. This male friend of hers who is the chosen expert on male friendship despite not having any says he's the type of guy who hates a stag do. This examination on friendship; as a phenomenon, as a life force, as a thing that shapes our lives and our selves, truly captured my attention and my imagination.She briefly pokes fun at the bromance, and goes on to say that the decrease in military participation has robbed men of the ability to have close physical relationships with other men. Academic and scientific lines of reasoning are used in this book to provide a bit of starch to an otherwise completely subjective book. And Day is the best possible guide: funny, moving, helpful and true, Friendaholic deserves a massive audience. Those are the midweek get-togethers (neither of you would dream of giving up a Saturday night to each other) which are somehow never as nice as they should be and leave you feeling down, depleted and as if it is somehow all your fault. Romantic partners may come and go, but the ability to tell yourself that you have a lot of friends, some dating back to kindergarten days, is a psychological lifejacket like no other.

The book is an easy read about friendship and I think it's very much a book that will be appreciated more by women, I'm excited for some female friends to read it so I can hear their opinions about it. Its first few chapters are its strongest, as Elizabeth Day recounts various friendships in her life (the childhood friend, the college friend, the frienemy, the date who turned into a friend).In general I'm ok with saying you have more than one best friend but Day has made it quite clear she only has one and that she's super special. From exploring her own personal friendships and the distinct importance of each of them in her life, to the unique and powerful insights of others across the globe, Elizabeth asks why there isn't yet a language that can express its crucial influence on our world. This is something I really wanted Day to address more broadly because she has a whole chapter for her "Best" friend and in that very chapter reveals this study where people can have 6. Relationships/friendships are so complex and it is reassuring to read something, in an easy way, that means your experiences aren’t that unusual after all! Dealing with narcissistic lovers or recalcitrant teenagers has been deemed proper subject matter for academic psychologists and therapists for decades; how to cope with the potential ending of a friendship has, by comparison, been seen as rather trivial, just one of those things in life that we are supposed to navigate without guidance.

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