Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close

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Simon & Schuster
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5.5 X 8.4 X 0.7 inches | 0.48 pounds

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About the Author
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.

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.
"[A] thoughtful and highly readable story... Friendship is a choice. With this book, Sow and Friedman remind us that laziness in tending to friendships is dangerous, and that regardless of the circumstance, whether geography or pandemic, friendships must be nourished, or they will wither." - 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, thank you, thank you for walking in this world with me. As with your big friendships, this unforgettable book is one you will want to keep close." - Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist and Hunger "Here, friendship gets the emotional and intellectual respect it deserves; and like any truly great love story, Ann's and Aminatou's is a page turner. I love this book. " -Rebecca Traister, New York Times bestselling author of Good and Mad "A wonderful and intimate portrayal. A story is as universal as it is revolutionary." - Hillary Rodham Clinton "In this openhearted book, Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman show us how a friendship can be as rewarding and enduring as a marriage, and they urge us to value it accordingly-as they clearly do. An inspiration." -Ariel Levy, New York Times bestselling author of The Rules Do Not Apply "A hilarious coming-of-age story, a heartfelt manifesto, and an ode to the magic of friendship." - Cecile Richards, New York Times bestselling author of Make Trouble "So smart, so funny, so honest-it will change the way you think about friendship." -Jade Chang, author of The Wangs Vs. The World "Long before all friendships became socially distanced, Aminatou and Ann were showing us how to do it - with radical honesty, vulnerability, and wit." -Irin Carmon, co-author of the New York Times bestseller Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg "A gift to any reader who wants to keep and deepen their friendships. Why should romantic love get to take up all the space on the shelf?" -Saeed Jones, author of How We Fight For Our Lives and Isaac Fitzgerald, author of How to Be a Pirate "The compassion and open- hearted learning on display here will stay with you for a long time, and remind you of just how transformative close friendships can be." -Heather Havrilesky, author of the Ask Polly advice column and How to Be a Person in the World "Joyous, vulnerable, honest, and moving." -J. Ryan Stradal, New York Times bestselling author of Kitchens of the Great Midwest and The Lager Queen of Minnesota "In Big Friendship, Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman save their friendship - and maybe even yours" - SHONDALAND "Netflix, we're ready for the movie adaptation." - Glamour