A Field Guide to the People You Love, Hate, and Can't Live WithoutBook - 2012
With her inimitable wit and disarming warmth, Julie Klam shares with us her experiences, advice, and insight in Friendkeeping , a candid, hilarious look at some of the most meaningful and enjoyable relationships in our lives: our friendships.
After her bestselling You Had Me at Woof , about relationships with dogs, Klam now turns her attention to human relationships to great effect. She examines everything--from the curious world of online friendship to the intersection of friendship and motherhood. She even explores how to hang on to our friendships in the toughest circumstances: when schadenfreude rears its ugly head or when we don't like our friend's mate.
Klam relays a mix of brand-new and time-tested wisdom--she finds that longtime friends really can grow up without growing apart; that communication is key; that friendship is one of life's great, free sources of happiness; that you're not a friend, just a doormat, if you don't get back what you give--and her discoveries range from amusing to deeply important.
Charming, bracingly honest, and compulsively readable, Friendkeeping is an irresistible book, a treat that you'll want to share with your best friends right away. Brimming with keen observations and laugh-out-loud moments, it's delivered in the lively, accessible voice that Julie Klam's readers have come to know and love.