At the risk of seeming thin-skinned, what is wrong with having a white beard? Disclaimer is that the author graduated from the clinical psychology doctoral program in which I teach, and we're very proud of her as an alumna, so maybe I'm a little biased, but that aside it really is a fine book.
I first heard about this book when I read an article on Refinery29 about "Marie-Kondoing your friendships" when Bonior is quoted in it.
I knew I wanted to read it, especially when she mentioned how as a society we don't really talk about how to break up with a friend.
But I also appreciated how it talks about how as you get older it's difficult to make friends.
And, technology, from texting to Facebook, has made all friendships more complicated than ever.
At last comes The Friendship Fix, jam-packed with practical ways to improve your life by improving your circle.
One of the great comments made in the book is we all are human beings and as such we are born to connect with people.
I just finished reading The Friendship Fix, by Andrea Bonior, Ph. It is only 240-pages long and is divided into 12 chapters. This book is relatively new, coming out April 2011.
But while it’s often thought that for young women, it's all about finding the right man, real women beg to differ: It's friendships that are at the heart of happiness.
Unfortunately, they’re also at the heart of drama, stress, and sometimes not-so-great escapades after that fifth martini.
The book is written for those who are called the "quarterlifers".
These are people in their twenties and thirties who found friendship in college easy to come by but harder to find in real life.