Friendshipping: The Art of Finding Friends, Being Friends, and Keeping Friends
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DescriptionIt used to be so simple, back when we were kids. But now, in an age of loneliness, ghosting, and toxic relationships, making and keeping friends is anything but simple. Jenn Bane and Trin Garritano know this better than anyone. Their podcast, Friendshipping, gets 30,000 downloads a month because their listeners are craving real guidance--along with entertainment. Now they've distilled the lessons and wit into an essential book for anyone who's feeling a little friendless or is trying navigate the challenging world of grown-up friendships. Illustrated throughout with Jean Wei's dynamic art, here are the tips and tools readers need to make new friends and improve the quality of existing friendships. The tone is relatable and irreverent; the advice stresses gender inclusivity, empathy, and practicality, with scripts and step-by step guides to achieving friendship goals. Readers will learn how to master the art of small talk (no matter who you are, you are not too boring, and you do have good stories to tell!). How to get to know an acquaintance better--and why "Let's get coffee sometime" is not an effective way to move a relationship forward. Plus the four levels of friendship in the workplace; the soft no vs. the hard no; making real (non-creepy) friends online; how to unfollow someone on Twitter (and remain friends); and the eternal question: Can dudes and ladies ever really be friends? The answer is yes!
December 22, 2020
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About the Author
Jenn Bane is a comedy writer, recipient of a 2018 Clio Award, three-time Shorty Award winner, and the executive director of the Science Ambassador Scholarship, a full-ride scholarship for women in STEM. She is also a writer and producer for Cards Against Humanity and a frequent guest and speaker at conferences around the world.
Trin Garritano is the Digital Outreach Lead at Kickstarter, as well as a professional presenter and moderator at conferences like PAX and FanExpo. She also works actively as a freelance games writer and has contributed to Cards Against Humanity and Asmadi Games. As an activist and organizer, she once put together a political rally in under 24 hours and got press for it, and Jenn was very proud of her.