Big Friendship

Big Friendship
Author: Aminatou Sow,Ann Friedman
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781982111915
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Release: 2021-07-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A close friendship is one of the most influential and important relationships a human life can contain. Anyone will tell you that! But for all the rosy sentiments surrounding friendship, most people don’t talk much about what it really takes to stay close for the long haul. Now two friends, Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman, tell the story of their equally messy and life-affirming Big Friendship in this honest and hilarious book that chronicles their first decade in one another’s lives. As the hosts of the hit podcast Call Your Girlfriend, they’ve become known for frank and intimate conversations. In this book, they bring that energy to their own friendship—its joys and its pitfalls. Aminatou and Ann define Big Friendship as a strong, significant bond that transcends life phases, geographical locations, and emotional shifts. And they should know: the two have had moments of charmed bliss and deep frustration, of profound connection and gut-wrenching alienation. They have weathered life-threatening health scares, getting fired from their dream jobs, and one unfortunate Thanksgiving dinner eaten in a car in a parking lot in Rancho Cucamonga. Through interviews with friends and experts, they have come to understand that their struggles are not unique. And that the most important part of a Big Friendship is making the decision to invest in one another again and again. An inspiring and entertaining testament to the power of society’s most underappreciated relationship, Big Friendship will invite you to think about how your own bonds are formed, challenged, and preserved. It is a call to value your friendships in all of their complexity. Actively choose them. And, sometimes, fight for them.

Big Friendship

Big Friendship
Author: Aminatou Sow,Ann Friedman
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781982111922
Available:
Release: 2020-07-14
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A close friendship is one of the most influential and important relationships a human life can contain. Anyone will tell you that! But for all the rosy sentiments surrounding friendship, most people don’t talk much about what it really takes to stay close for the long haul. Now two friends, Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman, tell the story of their equally messy and life-affirming Big Friendship in this honest and hilarious book that chronicles their first decade in one another’s lives. As the hosts of the hit podcast Call Your Girlfriend, they’ve become known for frank and intimate conversations. In this book, they bring that energy to their own friendship—its joys and its pitfalls. Aminatou and Ann define Big Friendship as a strong, significant bond that transcends life phases, geographical locations, and emotional shifts. And they should know: the two have had moments of charmed bliss and deep frustration, of profound connection and gut-wrenching alienation. They have weathered life-threatening health scares, getting fired from their dream jobs, and one unfortunate Thanksgiving dinner eaten in a car in a parking lot in Rancho Cucamonga. Through interviews with friends and experts, they have come to understand that their struggles are not unique. And that the most important part of a Big Friendship is making the decision to invest in one another again and again. An inspiring and entertaining testament to the power of society’s most underappreciated relationship, Big Friendship will invite you to think about how your own bonds are formed, challenged, and preserved. It is a call to value your friendships in all of their complexity. Actively choose them. And, sometimes, fight for them.

Big Friendship

Big Friendship
Author: Aminatou Sow,Ann Friedman
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781982111908
Available:
Release: 2020-07-14
Editor: Simon & Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A close friendship is one of the most influential and important relationships a human life can contain. Anyone will tell you that! But for all the rosy sentiments surrounding friendship, most people don’t talk much about what it really takes to stay close for the long haul. Now two friends, Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman, tell the story of their equally messy and life-affirming Big Friendship in this honest and hilarious book that chronicles their first decade in one another’s lives. As the hosts of the hit podcast Call Your Girlfriend, they’ve become known for frank and intimate conversations. In this book, they bring that energy to their own friendship—its joys and its pitfalls. Aminatou and Ann define Big Friendship as a strong, significant bond that transcends life phases, geographical locations, and emotional shifts. And they should know: the two have had moments of charmed bliss and deep frustration, of profound connection and gut-wrenching alienation. They have weathered life-threatening health scares, getting fired from their dream jobs, and one unfortunate Thanksgiving dinner eaten in a car in a parking lot in Rancho Cucamonga. Through interviews with friends and experts, they have come to understand that their struggles are not unique. And that the most important part of a Big Friendship is making the decision to invest in one another again and again. An inspiring and entertaining testament to the power of society’s most underappreciated relationship, Big Friendship will invite you to think about how your own bonds are formed, challenged, and preserved. It is a call to value your friendships in all of their complexity. Actively choose them. And, sometimes, fight for them.

Big Friendship

Big Friendship
Author: Aminatou Sow,Ann Friedman
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780349013015
Available:
Release: 2020-07-14
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An inspiring and entertaining testament to the power of friendship, from the hosts of the hit podcast Call Your Girlfriend 'Deeply compelling' ROXANE GAY A New York Times bestseller A close friendship is one of the most important relationships a human life can contain. But most people don't talk about what it takes to stay close for the long haul. Now two friends, Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman, tell the story of their messy and life-affirming Big Friendship in this honest and hilarious book. Through interviews with friends and experts, they also come to understand that their struggles are not unique. This book is a call to value your friendships in all of their complexity, to actively choose them and sometimes, fight for them. 'A deeply funny and immensely heartfelt look into what makes a friendship last despite time, distance, trials and major life changes' ELLE 'An inspiration' ARIEL LEVY 'Wonderful' HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON 'Thoughtful and highly readable' New York Times

On Sudden Hill

On Sudden Hill
Author: Linda Sarah
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781471119309
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Release: 2014-08-28
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Birt and Etho are best friends, they play on Sudden Hill, making marvellous contraptions out of cardboard boxes. But then a new boy, Shu, wants to join in too. Birt isn't sure that he wants Shu to join them. Eaten up with jealousy, he goes home and refuses to come out to play. Until Etho and Shu come to his house with the most marvellous cardboard contraption so far... A compelling, poignant story about accepting someone new, with text by Linda Sarah and illustrations by Benji Davies, creator of The Storm Whale. Also by Linda Sarah: The Secret Sky Garden, illustrated by Fiona Lumbers Tom's Magnificent Machines, illustrated by Ben Mantle Also by Benji Davies: The Storm Whale Grandad's Island The Storm Whale in Winter Grandma Bird

Friendship Isn t a Big Thing It s a Million Little Things

Friendship Isn t a Big Thing  It s a Million Little Things
Author: Becca Anderson
Pages: 218
ISBN: 9781642500684
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Release: 2019-09-15
Editor: Mango Media Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Tribute to Female Friendships Celebrate the bonds you’ve built with the wonderful women in your life. The bond shared among girlfriends is like no other. Whether the friendship is decades old or just beginning, we share a unique relationship with these women, a connection wholly different even from what we share with husbands or boyfriends. Share in the wit and wisdom of fellow women. Strong female friendships are inspiring because they foster the practice of women supporting and enabling other women. Author and blogger Becca Anderson has long been moved by the inspirational quotes and stories of groundbreaking women (as seen in her bestselling title, The Book of Awesome Women), and she shares some of that female empowerment with us in this book. Fill your heart with gratitude for your soul sisters. We know how much we love our girlfriends, but do they know? This book reminds us just how valuable our bonds with our gal pals are. These are the women who answer the phone at 4 a.m. and drop everything to help a sister out, the ones who are there for both the tearful wine nights and the champagne-worthy celebrations. As author Becca Anderson says, “Our friends are some of the great loves of our lives. Mine have seem me through tough times and we have so much shared joy. My life advice is simple: make friends and treasure them.” By reading Friendship Isn’t a Big Thing, It’s a Million Little Things, you will find... Renewed value in the friendships you share with women Inspiration for growing in those relationships and further supporting your friends Reasons to celebrate the unique love you find in female friendship A perfect inspirational gift for the women in your life If you’ve enjoyed books such as Beautifully Said, Badass Affirmations, That’s What She Said, and Cleo Wade’s Heart Talk, you will love Friendship Isn’t a Big Thing, It’s a Million Little Things: The Art of Female Friendship by bestselling author Becca Anderson.

Friendship is Like a Seesaw

Friendship is Like a Seesaw
Author: Shona Innes,Írisz Agócs
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1760060569
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Release: 2014
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Author Shona Innes is a qualified clinical and forensic psychologist with many years of experience assisting children in times of trouble. This series deals with emotive issues that children face in direct and gentle terms, allowing children's feelings and problems to be more easily shared and discussed with family and friends.

The Subtweet

The Subtweet
Author: Vivek Shraya
Pages: 220
ISBN: 9781773055152
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Release: 2020-04-07
Editor: ECW Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Biting and beautiful.” — Jonny Sun, author of everyone’s a aliebn when ur a aliebn too Everyone talks about falling in love, but falling in friendship can be just as captivating. When Neela Devaki’s song is covered by internet-famous artist Rukmini, the two musicians meet and a transformative friendship begins. But as Rukmini’s star rises and Neela’s stagnates, jealousy and self-doubt creep in. With a single tweet, their friendship implodes, one career is destroyed, and the two women find themselves at the center of an internet firestorm. Celebrated multidisciplinary artist Vivek Shraya’s second novel is a stirring examination of making art in the modern era, a love letter to brown women, an authentic glimpse into the music industry, and a nuanced exploration of the promise and peril of being seen.

The Rules Do Not Apply

The Rules Do Not Apply
Author: Ariel Levy
Pages: 207
ISBN: 9780812996937
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Release: 2017
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When Ariel Levy left for a reporting trip to Mongolia in 2012, she was pregnant, married, financially secure, and successful on her own terms. A month later, none of that was true.

Holes

Holes
Author: Louis Sachar
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780307798367
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Release: 2011-06-01
Editor: Yearling
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award! This #1 New York Times bestselling, modern classic in which boys are forced to dig holes day in and day out is now available with a splashy new look. Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnatses. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys’ detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the boys build character by spending all day, every day digging holes exactly five feet wide and five feet deep. There is no lake at Camp Green Lake. But there are an awful lot of holes. It doesn’t take long for Stanley to realize there’s more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake. The boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. But what could be buried under a dried-up lake? Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment—and redemption. Includes a double bonus: an excerpt from Small Steps, the follow-up to Holes, as well as an excerpt from Louis Sachar’s new middle-grade novel, Fuzzy Mud. "A smart jigsaw puzzle of a novel." --The New York Times WINNER OF THE BOSTON GLOBE-HORN BOOK AWARD A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK SELECTED FOR NUMEROUS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR AND ALA HONORS

Dot in Larryland

Dot in Larryland
Author: Patricia Marx
Pages: 40
ISBN: 1599901811
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Release: 2008-12-23
Editor: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

He may be huge and she may be tiny, but Dot and Larry are destined to become best friends. Dot, a teeny tiny little gal who’s no bigger than a dust mite, is very lonely and would love to find a friend. Larry, a guy who’s so big his head is always in the clouds, doesn’t think anyone understands him. But a chance meeting at a diner (just after Larry’s fifteenth burger) leads Dot right to the most humongous man in the world, and they discover that their differences actually make them pretty similar. Featuring Roz Chast’s distinctive and hilarious illustrations, Dot in Larryland will have readers looking very high (and very low) for their next best friend.

Black White and The Grey

Black  White  and The Grey
Author: Mashama Bailey,John O. Morisano
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781984856210
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Release: 2021-01-12
Editor: Lorena Jones Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A story about the trials and triumphs of a Black chef from Queens, New York, and a White media entrepreneur from Staten Island who built a relationship and a restaurant in the Deep South, hoping to bridge biases and get people talking about race, gender, class, and culture. “Black, White, and The Grey blew me away.”—David Chang In this dual memoir, Mashama Bailey and John O. Morisano take turns telling how they went from tentative business partners to dear friends while turning a dilapidated formerly segregated Greyhound bus station into The Grey, now one of the most celebrated restaurants in the country. Recounting the trying process of building their restaurant business, they examine their most painful and joyous times, revealing how they came to understand their differences, recognize their biases, and continuously challenge themselves and each other to be better. Through it all, Bailey and Morisano display the uncommon vulnerability, humor, and humanity that anchor their relationship, showing how two citizens commit to playing their own small part in advancing equality against a backdrop of racism.

Friendship Over

Friendship Over
Author: Julie Sternberg
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781629794051
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Release: 2015-10-06
Editor: Top-Secret Diary of Celie Valentine
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Using the journal she receives for her tenth birthday from her father, Celie Valentine records what's on her mind, including feuding with her best friend Lula, spying on her parents, and trying to figure out her grandmother's odd behavior.

You re the Only One I Can Tell

You re the Only One I Can Tell
Author: Deborah Tannen
Pages: 276
ISBN: 9781101885802
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Release: 2017
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A professor of linguistics at Georgetown University decodes the conversational styles of female friends and explains how language contributes to this unique, cherished, and crucial connection.

Friendshipping

Friendshipping
Author: Jenn Bane,Trin Garritano
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781523511884
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Release: 2020-12-22
Editor: Workman Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With eight billion people in the world, why is it so hard to meet and make new friends? Navigating the world of adult friendships can be a real challenge when everyone is busy, overwhelmed, or too often too far away. Here to help are Jenn Bane and Trin Garritano, the duo behind the cult favorite podcast Friendshipping. Insightful, empathetic, and just a touch irreverent, Jenn and Trin give readers the tools they need to make new friends and revitalize the quality of existing friendships. The book covers it all: Meeting new people Mastering the art of small talk Deciphering the levels of friendship in the workplace Making the first friend move, plus how to give a non-creepy compliment You’ll also learn why it’s important to use the same IRL etiquette when making friends online; how to decide if a friendship is toxic and know when it’s time to move on; and most important, how to be a better friend, to yourself and others.

The Friendship Book

The Friendship Book
Author: Mary Lyn Ray
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780358165019
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Release: 2019-12-17
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With charming art and poetry, this honest primer on friendship, and companion to The Thank You Book, captures the many ways friendships are formed and what it means to be a friend. Perfect for fans of I Like You and A Friend Is Someone Who Likes You. Sometimes being friends begins all at once And sometimes it takes a while to get acquainted But then, as some small knowing grows, You start feeling that feeling That comes with having a friend— Exploring the many shapes friendships take and how being a friend can be a gift in itself, this thoughtful and authentic primer on friendship invites readers to celebrate the wonders of companionship.

How to Win Friends and Influence People

How to Win Friends  and Influence People
Author: Dale Carnegie
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9788194790891
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Release: 2020-10-12
Editor: Sristhi Publishers & Distributors
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Do you feel stuck in life, not knowing how to make it more successful? Do you wish to become more popular? Are you craving to earn more? Do you wish to expand your horizon, earn new clients and win people over with your ideas? How to Win Friends and Influence People is a well-researched and comprehensive guide that will help you through these everyday problems and make success look easier. You can learn to expand your social circle, polish your skill set, find ways to put forward your thoughts more clearly, and build mental strength to counter all hurdles that you may come across on the path to success. Having helped millions of readers from the world over achieve their goals, the clearly listed techniques and principles will be the answers to all your questions.

Rumi The Big Red Book

Rumi  The Big Red Book
Author: Coleman Barks
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9780062020789
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Release: 2010-10-12
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Really, what other book would anyone ever need?” —Naomi Shihab Nye, author of Honeybee “Elegant and exquisite.” —Deepak Chopra, author of Muhammad, Jesus, and Buddha The Big Red Book is a poetic masterpiece from Jalaluddin Rumi, the medieval Sufi mystic whom Time magazine calls “the most popular poet in America.” Readers continue to be awed and inspired by Rumi’s masterfully lyrical, deeply expressive poems, collected in volumes such as The Illustrated Rumi, The Soul of Rumi, and the bestselling The Essential Rumi. With The Big Red Book, acclaimed poet and Rumi interpreter Coleman Barks offers a never-before-published translation of a crucial anthology of poems widely considered to be one of Persian literature’s greatest treasures.

Friends for Freedom

Friends for Freedom
Author: Suzanne Slade
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781607347491
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Release: 2014-09-09
Editor: Charlesbridge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Their friendship changed a nation. No one thought Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass would ever become friends. The former slave and the outspoken woman came from two different worlds. But they shared deep-seated beliefs in equality and the need to fight for it. Despite naysayers, hecklers, arsonists, and even their own disagreements, Susan and Frederick remained fast friends and worked together to change America. This little-known story introduces young readers to two momentous personalities in American history and to their fiery passion for human rights and equality.

The Friendship List

The Friendship List
Author: Susan Mallery
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781488055959
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Release: 2020-08-04
Editor: HQN Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “THE FRIENDSHIP LIST is a must. Susan Mallery is at the top of her game.”—Fresh Fiction “Mallery beautifully illustrates the power of female friendship and the importance of reaching for one’s dreams. This irresistible, heartfelt story will appeal to romance readers and women’s fiction fans alike.”—Publishers Weekly “The Friendship List is a sassy, sensuous tale about two women who discover their femininity for the first time.” —New York Journal of Books “Best Book of August 2020.”—CNN.com A witty, heartfelt and irresistible story about two best friends determined to help one another shake things up and live life to the fullest in a summer that will change them forever. Susan Mallery, #1 New York Times bestselling author of California Girls and Sisters by Choice, has delivered the perfect escape about the power of female friendship and the importance of making your dreams come true. Single mom Ellen Fox couldn’t be more content—until she overhears her son saying he can’t go to his dream college because she needs him too much. If she wants him to live his best life, she has to convince him she’s living hers. So Unity Leandre, her best friend since forever, creates a list of challenges to push Ellen out of her comfort zone. Unity will complete the list, too, but not because she needs to change. What’s wrong with a thirtysomething widow still sleeping in her late husband’s childhood bed? The Friendship List begins as a way to make others believe they’re just fine. But somewhere between “wear three-inch heels” and “have sex with a gorgeous guy,” Ellen and Unity discover that life is meant to be lived with joy and abandon, in a story filled with humor, heartache and regrettable tattoos. Don’t miss Susan Mallery’s latest book, The Stepsisters! A heartfelt tale of friendship between two women who used to be sisters.