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Art of Friendship: 70 Simple Rules for Making Meaningful Connections

by Roger Horchow, Sally Horchow
     
 

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The frantic pace and casual attitudes of modern life have made real friendship a rare experience. The Art of Friendship shows how making true connections can greatly enhance one's life. Seventy brief essays present simple but effective "rules of connecting" with action points to help you put each rule into practice in daily life. Woven throughout are

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The frantic pace and casual attitudes of modern life have made real friendship a rare experience. The Art of Friendship shows how making true connections can greatly enhance one's life. Seventy brief essays present simple but effective "rules of connecting" with action points to help you put each rule into practice in daily life. Woven throughout are personal anecdotes from the Horchows, sharing their experiences of friendship.
Recognizing that friendships take many forms, the authors offer practical, proven advice that demystifies the process of making friends.
The rules include:
How to create rapport-- even in a crowd
How to transform an acquaintance into a friend
When to e-mail, pick up the phone, send a note, or meet in person
How to maintain long-term friendships --and even when it's time to quit
The book opens with a foreword by Malcolm Gladwell (author of The Tipping Point) that explores the Horchows' special talent for making and keeping friends. Whether your goal is to start a new relationship or reinvest in a longstanding friendship, this inspiring book will reveal how you can build more meaningful connections in your life.

Editorial Reviews

bestselling author of "The Tipping Point" Malcolm Gladwell
The premise of what Sally and Roger Horchow have written is that The Art of Friendship has a few simple guidelines that anyone can be taught — it's a good deal easier to learn something that looks very difficult from the outside if you're being taught by an expert and trust me, in the case of the Horchows senior and junior, you're in the hands of experts.
author of "New Manners for New Times" Letitia Baldrige
This father-daughter collaboration, a from-the-heart and from-the-hearth little book, is simply a rare jewel in today's hardened, unkind society. It's full of great advice, love, and common sense. There is no better combination. In fact, I think it's a great antidote for anything that emotionally ails you.
William F. Buckley Jr.
Friends are hard to come by, hard to keep, and sometimes hard to get rid of. Here's a book that helps on all scores. If I didn't already consider Roger & Sally Horchow to be good friends, I'd certainly want them to be after reading this wise and charming book.
historian and author of "Nicholas & Alexandra" Robert K. Massie
Roger Horchow has made a success of everything in his full life: as a husband and father, as a remarkable, innovative businessman, as a brilliant Broadway producer, as a generous donor to the things he believes in, and as a warm, supportive, permanent friend. In this little book, he and his daughter, Sally, combine to reveal Roger's secret formula for success: reach out, give more than you receive, persevere, and remember all we really have on this earth is each other.
Author Roger Horchow's friendship skills have been recognized in print: In The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell cites him as an exemplary "connector." In The Art of Friendship, Horchow partners with his daughter Sally to write a book that is neither a self-help manual or a friendship etiquette guide. Instead, this multigenerational pair examine the nature and experience of friendship, hoping to share their sense of the value and ease of these relationships.
Library Journal
Believing that women's friendships are some of the most intense relationships in the universe, Carol (Journeys of Courage) draws on research findings, opinions, and case studies to validate the power of these friendships and provide solutions to possible problems. Carol discusses the important role played by mothers and sisters as a woman's first friends and explores that bond's implications in later life. A particularly helpful feature is the Q&A section at the end of each chapter, in which the author pulls together solutions women have managed when dealing with a particular dilemma. The Art of Friendship is not so much a narrative as a compilation of tips and rules garnered from a lifetime of experience. Catalog entrepreneur and Broadway producer Roger Horchow and his journalist daughter, Sally, offer suggestions on how to meet people, maintain quality friendships, deal with problems, and end a relationship if the need should arise. A lot of the advice seems fairly obvious and almost redundant (e.g., listen before you speak, express affection), but the authors' writing style and anecdotes make for a fairly engaging read. While Carol's book is satisfactory, Liz Pryor's What Did I Do Wrong? would be a better purchase because it deals more fully with the demise and pain of women's friendships. The Horchows' book is recommended for larger public libraries. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312360399
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
10/17/2006
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.36(w) x 7.54(h) x 0.71(d)

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Meet the Author

ROGER HORCHOW is the founder of the Horchow Collection, the first luxury mail order only retailer, and a Tony Award winning Broadway producer. His talent for connecting earned him a chapter in Malcolm Gladwell's The Tipping Point.

SALLY HORCHOW is a lifestyle and trend writer whose work appears regularly in publications like the New York Times, Town & Country and DailyCandy.com

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