Big Friendship


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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 friendship—its 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.

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Author by Aminatou Sow
Genre eBook Family & Relationships
Read Book 256
ISBN Number 9781982111922

Big Friendship


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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 friendship—its 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.

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Author by Aminatou Sow
Genre eBook Family & Relationships
Read Book 256
ISBN Number 9781982111908

Big Friendship


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'Deeply compelling' ROXANE GAY 'An inspiration' ARIEL LEVY 'Wonderful' HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON From the hosts of hit podcast Call Your Girlfriend comes the bible on how to keep each other close. Close friendships are the key to happiness - but we don't talk enough about what it takes to nurture them for the long haul. Telling the story of their own ten-year, complex, loving friendship, Aminatou and Ann share hard-won wisdom with honesty, hilarity and compassion. They've weathered life-threatening health scares, long-distance living, and one unfortunate Thanksgiving dinner eaten in a parking lot. And they know: the most important part of a Big Friendship is investing in each other again and again. This is a testament to the power of society's most underappreciated relationship and a compelling story of how it can survive, thrive and become a life-affirming bond.

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Author by Aminatou Sow
Genre eBook Family & Relationships
Read Book 256
ISBN Number 9780349013015

On Sudden Hill


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Birt and Etho are best friends, they play on Sudden Hill, making marvellous contraptions out of cardboard boxes. But then a new boy, Shu, wants to join in too. Birt isn't sure that he wants Shu to join them. Eaten up with jealousy, he goes home and refuses to come out to play. Until Etho and Shu come to his house with the most marvellous cardboard contraption so far... A compelling, poignant story about accepting someone new, with text by Linda Sarah and illustrations by Benji Davies, creator of The Storm Whale. Also by Linda Sarah: The Secret Sky Garden, illustrated by Fiona Lumbers Tom's Magnificent Machines, illustrated by Ben Mantle Also by Benji Davies: The Storm Whale Grandad's Island The Storm Whale in Winter Grandma Bird

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Author by Linda Sarah
Genre eBook Juvenile Fiction
Read Book 32
ISBN Number 9781471119309

Big Friends Little Book


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Teach the concepts of opposites and friendship in a colorful way. Paula Vásquez's charming illustrations of best friends, Bird and Alligator, help teach opposite concepts of up and down, little and big, open and closed, out and in, short and tall, clean and dirty, dry and wet, noisy and quiet, near and far, awake and asleep to toddlers in a fun, approachable way. Paula Vásquez studied graphic design at the Universidad Católica de Chile, and honed her illustration skills with a post-graduate diploma from Finis Terrae University. She lives in Santiago de Chile.

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Author by Paula Vasquez
Genre eBook Juvenile Fiction
Read Book 22
ISBN Number 1423652290

Big Nate And Friends


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Sixth-grader Nate Wright is on top of the world . . . with a little help from his friends! His best buddies, Francis and Teddy, stick with Nate through thick and thin—usually thin. They've seen it all. Nate's disastrous love life, his chess tournament trash talking, even his misguided attempt to be a "bad boy." Along the way, Nate and his pals are joined by Artur, the gentle exchange student who's popular with almost everyone. And don't forget Gina, the teacher's pet who gets an "A" for annoying. They're all here in this collection of cartoons, featuring highlights from Nate's most hilarious adventures. Now in full-color with poster!

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Author by Lincoln Peirce
Genre eBook Juvenile Fiction
Read Book 224
ISBN Number 9781449420482

Big And Little Are Best Friends


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Big is an elephant, Little is a mouse. Big enjoys soft music, warm weather, and small bites of savory foods. But Little prefers a loud drum jam, icy skiing weather, and mass quantities of sweets! Can two who are so different be best friends? This charming, rhyming concept book about opposites reminds us that in the end, best friends can be different as night and day--and they don't need to change for anyone!

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Author by Michael Garland
Genre eBook Juvenile Fiction
Read Book 32
ISBN Number 9781338150636

Conspiracy


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An NPR Book Concierge Best Book of 2018! A stunning story about how power works in the modern age--the book the New York Times called "one helluva page-turner" and The Sunday Times of London celebrated as "riveting...an astonishing modern media conspiracy that is a fantastic read." Pick up the book everyone is talking about. In 2007, a short blogpost on Valleywag, the Silicon Valley-vertical of Gawker Media, outed PayPal founder and billionaire investor Peter Thiel as gay. Thiel's sexuality had been known to close friends and family, but he didn't consider himself a public figure, and believed the information was private. This post would be the casus belli for a meticulously plotted conspiracy that would end nearly a decade later with a $140 million dollar judgment against Gawker, its bankruptcy and with Nick Denton, Gawker's CEO and founder, out of a job. Only later would the world learn that Gawker's demise was not incidental--it had been masterminded by Thiel. For years, Thiel had searched endlessly for a solution to what he'd come to call the "Gawker Problem." When an unmarked envelope delivered an illegally recorded sex tape of Hogan with his best friend's wife, Gawker had seen the chance for millions of pageviews and to say the things that others were afraid to say. Thiel saw their publication of the tape as the opportunity he was looking for. He would come to pit Hogan against Gawker in a multi-year proxy war through the Florida legal system, while Gawker remained confidently convinced they would prevail as they had over so many other lawsuit--until it was too late. The verdict would stun the world and so would Peter's ultimate unmasking as the man who had set it all in motion. Why had he done this? How had no one discovered it? What would this mean--for the First Amendment? For privacy? For culture? In Holiday's masterful telling of this nearly unbelievable conspiracy, informed by interviews with all the key players, this case transcends the narrative of how one billionaire took down a media empire or the current state of the free press. It's a study in power, strategy, and one of the most wildly ambitious--and successful--secret plots in recent memory. Some will cheer Gawker's destruction and others will lament it, but after reading these pages--and seeing the access the author was given--no one will deny that there is something ruthless and brilliant about Peter Thiel's shocking attempt to shake up the world.

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Author by Ryan Holiday
Genre eBook Business & Economics
Read Book 336
ISBN Number 9780735217669

The Great Big Book Of Friends


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What is a friend? Can a pet be a friend? Are you friends with your brothers and sisters? What if you don't have any friends? A wonderful celebration of all kinds of friendship, from best friends to groups of friends to toys that feel like friends, this truly inclusive book is a great way to start a conversation with children about what makes a good friend. From the author and illustrator team behind The Great Big Book of Families and The Great Big Book of Feelings, this diverse celebration of friendship is perfect for both the home and the classroom.

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Author by Mary Hoffman
Genre eBook Juvenile Nonfiction
Read Book 40
ISBN Number 9781786033826

Friends Forever Wherever Whenever


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Happiness expert Karen Salmansohn presents a colorful gift book that celebrates the very best things about friendship--from the silly to the supportive--all with her patented brand of humor and wit. There are millions of reasons to appreciate your friends, and this adorable gift book covers the top 50 of them! Inspired by self-help guru Karen Salmansohn's popular illustrated witty sayings, this humorous and stylishly designed book illustrates the sweetest, craziest, truest, and most memorable things about friendship. It's the perfect way to let favorite friends know how much they are loved and to inspire them with words of encouragement--while making them laugh so hard they snort their Caramel Macchiato out their nose. It's a fun and loving gift to give besties for birthdays, holidays, or when you feel they need some cheering on or cheering up! Friends Forever Wherever Whenever lets your friends know they're priceless, whether you've known each other for years or just recently met.

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Author by Karen Salmansohn
Genre eBook Family & Relationships
Read Book 112
ISBN Number 9780399581014