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Friendaholic: Confessions of a Friendship Addict

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And this is why, for me, the book has been so cathartic, and has delivered repeated punch-in-the-guts moments. Já tinha este livro debaixo de olho há algum tempo, desde que me cruzei com a capa lindíssima da versão original nas estantes da Salted Books. 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”.

We still have happy memories, we’re grateful for those friendships, they were meant to be at the time.I am a recovering friendaholic too, and I found this book, which to some might seem niche or contrived, essential reading. In India, the Middle East and Southeast Asia, people reported having three times the number of best friends as those in Australia, Europe and the US. Nor does it reveal her astonishing, self-effacing honesty about her own shortcomings, past and present, in dealing with her relationships.

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. Este livro aborda vários tipos de amizade sempre baseados na experiência pessoal da autora, o que lhe dá um cunho muito próprio, mas também com muita informação estatística e científica. I, like Elizabeth, felt that quantity somehow reflected on my own self worth, and more friends would stave off the residual fear that adolescent bullying left me with. 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 .

It is an honest account of different types of friendships we encounter in our lives, from ghosting to best friends and everything in between. 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. I sometimes could relate so well to her expectations and behaviors as a friend, and also on the other side of things friends expected from her as a friend. Acabei por ler em português por estar incluído no Kobo Plus (e com a mesma capa linda, OBRIGADA PORTUGAL!

Elizabeth explores so much about what constitutes real friendship and why so much of it can be just as deep and rewarding, as well as challenging, as romantic relationships. Her latest book is How to Fail, a chronicle of the life-lessons of failure based on her hit podcast. Contudo, não vou negar que esperava que o livro abordasse ainda mais vertentes da amizade, algo que só não é possível porque lá está, é baseado na experiência pessoal da autora. I'm just not sure Day's experiences of friendship are representative of the core experience for most people. An insight into Elizabeth Day’s experience of friendship, Friendaholic should be on every woman’s to read list.

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. I am much better at saying no, I don’t have to be at every social occasion (thank God), I have learnt to set boundaries.

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