Author(s): Jenn Bane; Jean Wei (Illustrator); Trin Garritano
With eight billion people in the world, why is it so hard to meet and make new friends?
Making friends as an adult is not easy. Keeping friends isn't easy, either. There are legitimate obstacles in our way: we're busy, we're anxious, and too often, we're far away. Jenn Bane and Trin Garritano, hosts of the feel-good podcast Friendshipping, know this better than anyone, and they've distilled the heart of their show into this must-have book for anyone who is feeling a little lonely or lost in the challenging landscape of grown-up relationships.
You'll learn how to make the journey from acquaintance to friend, why saying "Let's hang out sometime," is rarely an effective invitation, and why it's completely OK to unfollow your pal on social media.
Illustrated throughout with Jean Wei's dynamic art, here are the tips and tools readers need to make new pals and improve the quality of existing friendships. Insightful, empathetic, and just a touch irreverent, the advice stresses practicality, self-forgiveness, and inclusivity, with scripts and step-by step guides for making and keeping friendships that are fulfilling, accepting, and lasting.