E–pub [I Know Just What You Mean the Power of Friendship in Women's Lives The Power of Friendshiping Women's Lives] author Ellen Goodman


I Know Just What You Mean the Power of Friendship in Women's Lives The Power of Friendshiping Women's Lives

Summary I Know Just What You Mean the Power of Friendship in Women's Lives The Power of Friendshiping Women's Lives

Ds You never know when it will be the last time Very good book Not a fluff piece It caused some self xamination of my relationship with Stephanie Are We Traveling in Different directions and The Bad Stuff chapters are very potent stuffMy favorite uote Oh the *comfort the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words *the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words pouring them all right out just as they are chaff and grain together certain that a faithful hand will take and sift Them Keep What Is Worth Keeping And Then With A keep what is worth keeping and then with a of kindness blow the rest away George Elio. Rful women in the world They write about friendships that have Crazy Love endured through hardship and misfortune survived the problems of competing withach other Looking through history and Hollywood real life and fiction they get to the heart of relationships between womenSomewhere in the meaning of the word 'trust' is the ASSUMPTION THAT A FRIEND HAS YOUR BEST INTEREST AT that a friend has your best interest at Friends can be the collaborators the instigators who make change possible They are often the ones who urge us to take a leap who jump with us or help us scramble back up the other sideThroughout the book there is an ongoing dialogue between Goodman and O'Brien that is sure to resonate with Annual Editions: Technologies, Social Media, and Society every woman who cherishes her female friendsTalk is at the very heart of women's friendship the core of the way women connect It's the given the absolute assumption of friendship It can be serious or funny painful orxuberant intense or joyous But at the heart of the connections made is one sentence that women repeat over and over 'I know just what you mean. ,

Interesting look at friendship Great anecdotes I really njoyed hearing all the wonderful stories of women and friendship I just got back from a trip with my family where we spent three days with my mom s best friend who she s known since high school and it was fun hearing all their old stories I read this book very morning for 30 minutes while on the lliptical machine I laughed I cried I called my girlfriends and thanked them for being the support that we need so badly as we ride the roller coaster of life Make new friends and keep the old One is silver and the other is gold This. Friendship matters to women; it matters lot; women today with lives often in transition depend friends than ver Many who once believed marriage was the center of lifenow know that friends may be the difference between a lonely life and a lively one In I Know Just What You Mean Pulitzer prize winning columnist Ellen Goodman and novelistjournalist Patricia O'Brien provide a thoughtful deeply personal look at the nduring bonds of friendship between women Friends for over a uarter of a century they bring to their book the uniue mix of insight and humor that only such a long and rich relationship can produceYou might say we've been writing this book for twenty six years Maybe it's the logical outcome for two writing friends It amazes us now to look back and see what we've been building the story of our friendship is the story of our divorces our children careers loves losses remarriagesWe rarely made a move without ach other's opinion or listening arWe moved from youth through middle age with the reuisite made a move without ach other's opinion or listening New Plant Parent: Learn the Ways of Plant Parenthood earWe moved from youth through middle age with the reuisite a move withoutach other's opinion or listening Dreaming Me: An African-American Woman's Buddhist Journey earWe moved from youth through middle age with the reuisite Is the theme that seems to travel throughout this book It is the story of Ellen Goodman and Pat O Brien and also the stories of the many friendships they look at in this book Stories of childhood friends as well as those friendships thatvolve later in life at the workplace as a conseuence of husband s friendships and in many other situations As a result of reading this book I sought out a friend I had long ago shared a locker with at a workplace I found out that she had passed away several years ago unbeknownst to me The take away from this book is Don t wait to reach out to your frien. Ccumulation of both wisdom and caution that when shared made ach of us stronger than we would have been aloneDrawing on interviews with numerous women from all stages of life
teenagers young mothers 
young mothers women women in politic and business sports and media celebrities the authors reach beyond their own xperiences providing an intimate look at friendships that begin verywhere from kindergarten to nursing homes They tell the touching funny and sometimes painful stories of women who don't shy away from confronting the problems and demands of friendshipWhen we asked women how theydefined what a close friend is they leaped past such ualifiers to describe the impact being known and accepted is they leaped past such ualifiers to describe the impact being known and accepted to the core; trust loyalty you can count on having someone on your side Having someone to share worries and as well as the good stuff of life Someone who needs you in returnThe authors xplore the problems of famous friends how do you stay close when your best friend is one of the richest and most powe. .