Friendaholic: Confessions of a Friendship Addict

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Friendaholic: Confessions of a Friendship Addict

Friendaholic: Confessions of a Friendship Addict

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Academic and scientific lines of reasoning are used in this book to provide a bit of starch to an otherwise completely subjective book. My cleverest friend thinks you should cultivate loads of them, do all the emotional stuff on sosh media and throw one party a year to control the spend. It was my best friend who, curiously unrelated to this gift, first introduced me to her thought-provoking podcast "How to Fail. This book embodies a chapter of life we shared, some that proceeded it and the unwritten ones yet to come.

I can sense that she will be routinely criticised for being a wealthy white women trying to explore her friendships in a first world country where she wants for very little.

Elizabeth Day is the author of five novels and three works of non-fiction, including her Sunday Times bestselling novel Magpie , and hit memoir How to Fail . Would it be a bit depressing telling me I was a rubbish friend, or would it be an fascinating insight about how friendships work for other people? Being good at friendship, which is not quite the same as being a good friend, is a core self-belief that many of us (often women) cling to as evidence that we are, in some important way, both lovable and likable.

Based on the number of times I had to pause because of the tears streaming from my eyes, I think it must be. She suggests, not quite jokingly, that it might be a good idea to send potential friends the equivalent of a pre-nup before agreeing to a first coffee date. It means that you have less energy and time for the people you want to be with, the ones who deserve you. 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. They share activities, such as sports, where their attention is focused on the same goals but not on one another.An insight into Elizabeth Day’s experience of friendship, Friendaholic should be on every woman’s to read list. Her memoir, How To Fail: Everything I’ve Ever Learned From Things Going Wrong is a Sunday Times top 5 bestseller and has been described as ‘life-changing’ by critics. Of course, this book did lead to some self reflection, but it also gave me a better understanding of some of my friends.

I wonder if we should maybe look around for someone who likes the quintessential western male-to-male bonding experience before we just openly dismiss male friendship as a fiction.And Day is the best possible guide: funny, moving, helpful and true, Friendaholic deserves a massive audience. Elizabeth Day has always been candid when comes to talking about her own fertility and desire to have children. 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. The tendency to quote Day's conversations with friends verbatim adds more bloat to an already bloated book. I spent a lot of my time reading this book and thinking "Yes that happened to me" or "OMG that's me" or "I do/did that", so I feel it's a sign of a good book when so much of it relates or I feel seen.

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