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Friends for Life

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From the author of This Is Your Life--made into a successful film--comes a funny, human comedy about the lives and loves of three best friends. Originally united by a fifth grade project, now, 20 years later, the "girls" still meet for dinner once a month. Nora Ephron will direct a film version of Friends for Life.
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Published November 26th 1995 by Random House Value Publishing (first published 1994)
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Okay, kind of tacky. Three women in NYC are friends. Lisa marries a doctor, Meredith is beautiful, Ann decides to be a lesbian. Tells what its like after one gets married and has a baby. Read this twice.
A Really good Wolitzer; three young women, close friends, are living their confusing and hectic lives in Manhattan, growing up: men, career, honesty, love, friendship. I relate to these women in how friends become a solid substitute for family. Great writing, wonderful story.
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Not as good as "The Ten Year Nap" by Meg Wolitzer. More of a beach/summer read. (Or when you ought to be doing something else but you do want to know how it ends so you skim to the end read). Three friends in NYC have relationship problems. One is classically beautiful but self-centered, one is the "nice" girl/Dr., and the third discovers she is a lesbian (which is good because none of the guys were really cutting it).
a bit of a let down. i really liked "the wife
and look forward to reading "the ten year nap." it really bothers me that i can't figure out how to italicize.
anway, it touches on some interesting issues of friends shifts and such, but more could've happened i guess. maybe more "stuff" would have made this more interesting. though some touched some nerves which is always a good thing.
Post-modern psycho-drivel followed by an atypical happy ending in this would-be chic lit littered with unrelatable characters that put Seinfeld to shame. But- compelling enough that I actually finished it, which is saying something.
Reminded me of my own friendships. Very relatable but not very interesting or exciting. Would recommend if you like your life reflected back at you, which I sometimes do!
I like how Wolitzer flushes out characters and this novel did a good job of communicating the many conflicting emotions of long standing relationships.
this book is friggin hilarious.
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Meg Wolitzer is the author of The Ten-Year Nap and seven previous novels, including The Position and The Wife . Her short fiction has appeared in The Best American Short Stories and The Pushcart Prize.

Author photo copyright Deborah Copaken.
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