Big Friendship by Aminatou Sow audiobook

Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close

By Aminatou Sow  and Ann Friedman
Read by Aminatou Sow  and Ann Friedman

Simon & Schuster Audio 9781982111908

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781797107134

  • ISBN: 9781797107127

Runtime: 5.56 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Family & Relationships
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

New York Times bestseller

A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice of the Week

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 friendshipits 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

"Big Friendship is an anatomy of the way one particular friendship works, but it is also an argument for taking all amicable relationships more seriously…and for appreciating the sometimes difficult and time-consuming work it takes to maintain these friendships.” Vogue
“A deeply funny and immensely heartfelt look into what makes a friendship last despite time, distance, trials and major life changes.” Elle magazine
“In sharing their personal story, alongside research from social scientists, Sow and Friedman highlight what it takes for a friendship to last.” Time
“Sow and Friedman describe intense friendships as one of life’s foundations, neglected at our peril and, likely, our regret. Their book calls on us to stop seeing these relationships as something that we put on hold while we focus on careers, marriages, or children.” New York Times Book Review
“Deeply compelling…This is the kind of book that makes you want to reach out to your best, biggest friends to say thank you.” Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author

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Author

Author Bio: Aminatou Sow

Author Bio: Aminatou Sow

Aminatou Sow is a writer, interviewer, and cultural commentator. She is a frequent public speaker whose talks and interviews lead to candid conversations about ambition, money, and power. Aminatou lives in Brooklyn.

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Author Bio: Ann Friedman

Author Bio: Ann Friedman

Ann Friedman is a journalist, essayist, and media entrepreneur. She is a contributing editor to The Gentlewoman. Every Friday, she sends a popular email newsletter. Ann lives in Los Angeles.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Family & Relationships
Runtime: 5.56
Audience: Adult
Language: English