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There are some neat observations- I particularly liked the references to the solar system - but these are buried beneath a marshmallow of slightly self-indulgent waffle. It is a reflection of her connection to her friends, a compilation of studies of relationships throughout history.

If you have more than seven then you are likely to suffer exhaustion from trying to juggle everyone’s needs. What's more, friendship is a universal experience that unites people and while it may be experienced differently by various cultures a fixation on division rather than connectivity seems counter-productive. The data is interesting if interpreted the right way but it's not useful if you just throw it out there without examining it properly. 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. Friendships can mean as much, sometimes even more than family, and finally we have a book that treats the subject with the seriousness it deserves.I really want to say that reading Elizabeth Day feels like listening to a friend, but it's complicated by the fact that I’m an actual friend who makes an appearance in this book on friendship. I'm just not sure Day's experiences of friendship are representative of the core experience for most people. From ghosting and frenemies to social media and seismic life events, Elizabeth leaves no stone unturned. 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. I bought this knowing Elizabeth Day from her podcasts—How to Fail and Best Friend Therapy, co-hosted with her best friend Emma Reed Turrell—and thought this would be a bright, breezy, insightful, witty and uplifting book that would leave me with a smile on my face, but probably wouldn’t register very highly on the Richter scale of Important Works of Psychology.

And Day is the best possible guide: funny, moving, helpful and true, Friendaholic deserves a massive audience. If you are a fan of Elizabeth Day (or even if you haven’t read anything else by her) I really recommend this book. It's a testament to the popularity of Friendaholic that I put it on hold at the library as both a hardback and an audiobook.

Because friends from later in the book pop up before their chapter I found the need for a cast list at the start of the book, like a Shakespearean play.

Ebooks fulfilled through Glose cannot be printed, downloaded as PDF, or read in other digital readers (like Kindle or Nook). Yet we rarely stop to examine those hurts and joys; family and romance take up all the air in the proverbial room. And also Day brings her lovely writing style of honesty and humour which meant I devoured this in just a few days! I related to it so much and believe if every adult read this, we could all be experiencing more honest, deeper connections. 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!In Friendaholic: Confessions of a Friendship Addict, Elizabeth Day embarks on a journey to answer these questions.

Sinto que está uma boa tradução, mas acho que teria apreciado mais a leitura no seu original, uma vez que a autora é britânica e é muito difícil fazer transparecer esse tipo de humor na nossa língua. 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. I love delving into the discussion of any sort of relationships, so this definitely ticked that box! Misschien omdat ik precies het tegenovergestelde ben maar girly je kan gewoon nee zeggen tegen mensen en grenzen stellen? As a bit of a friendaholic in my past too, there was a lot here I could relate too - anxious attachment style, need to feel loved and valued and fear of rejection.Ultimately, like Elizabeth, friends are utterly integral to my life and to read such a positive book celebrating that platonic love was heart warming. Elizabeth Day is an author, journalist and podcaster and if you’ve listened to her amazing podcasts How to Fail and more recently Best Friend Therapy, you’ll know she’s charming, witty and incredibly open. 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.

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