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Among Friends: A Memoir of One Woman's Expectations, Disappointments, Regrets & Discoveries While Searching for Friends-For-Life

3.25 of 5 stars 3.25  ·  rating details  ·  8 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Literary Nonfiction. Women's Studies. An intelligent voice. An illuminating book. Mary Lou Sanelli is unsparing as she explores the subject of friendship in women's lives. This is a book of self-discovery...dauntless, smart, funny, beautifully written. She examines, deeply and sincerely, what friendship means, and what it costs. She pulls no punches. Through contemplation ...more
Paperback, 140 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Aequitas Books (first published 2009)
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Tami
Mary Lou Sanelli went in search of friendship. Along the way, she found out about herself. The funny thing is that as she became more honest with herself, she naturally attracted women who resonated with themselves, individuals who had the capability of being a true friend.

Among Friends is told in narrative form. Throughout, the author includes stories about her own friendship experiences as well as those of others such as her mother. These situations mirror those relationships that we’ve all su
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Erica
In Among Friends Mary Lou Sanelli ruminates on the nature of friendship, incorporating both her own experiences and stories from interviews. I loved the frank, conversational style of writing, although I could have done without the digressions on how hard it is to write a book. My favorite chapter was the second one; I found the discussion of honesty in friendship to be both thoughtful and provocative. It was worth reading the entire book just for that.
Tina Schumann
Good read by Seattle poet and writer on women and friendship.
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