Girlfriends: Invisible Bonds, Enduring Ties

Girlfriends: Invisible Bonds, Enduring Ties

by Carmen Renee Berry, Tamara Traeder
     
 

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Almost any woman will tell you that her friendships with other women are among the most rewarding relationships she has. In this remarkable book, real-life girlfriends Carmen Renee Berry and Tamara Traeder explore the depths and complexities of women's relationships and the joy, sustenance, and power they bring. The ideal gift for special friends, girlfriends

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Almost any woman will tell you that her friendships with other women are among the most rewarding relationships she has. In this remarkable book, real-life girlfriends Carmen Renee Berry and Tamara Traeder explore the depths and complexities of women's relationships and the joy, sustenance, and power they bring. The ideal gift for special friends, girlfriends celebrates the steadfast, wonderful women in our lives.

Editorial Reviews

San Francisco Chronicle
" ...the little book that could."
Newsweek
"Celebrates female relationships through a mix of anecdotes and quotations about solidarity."
Toronto Globe and Mail
"...affirms the importance of forming female friendships and examines how they shape us."
USA Today
"In an unsteady world, girlfriends endure.... Women need women in these personally stressful times.... They really need to make connections with other women who understand what they face and with longtime friends who know their stories."
Poughkeepsie Journal
"What became clear in...the book is that your friends find you. These friendships emerge from your everyday life."
Minnesota Women's Press
"Friendship with other women contributes something men cannot: empathy, shared experience, understanding and role models.... Women's friendships are enjoying a resurgence of popularity.... Despite the demands of families and jobs, more and more women are rediscovering the joys of spending time with each other."
Daytona Beach News-Journal
"While movies and books have long celebrated male bonding, those about women friends were rare. Now that is changing. Women are celebrating cherished female friendships as never before. The evidence is in bookstores...and in the everyday lives of women who value other women.... A good read."
Quincy Herald Whig
"The book [has] hit a chord with readers...it's something they can give to their friends to show their gratitude.... A success."
Oakland Tribune
"If you've seen the movies 'How to Make an American Quilt' or 'Waiting to Exhale,' you may not need th[is] new book.... Then again, the book extends the movies' kinds of relationships into a variety of places-from college dorms to nursing homes.... The [authors] have done wide-ranging interviews for this...series of reminiscences.... Girlfriends is not made up entirely of celebrations. Traeder and Berry are tough enough to write about girlfriend betrayals."
Whole Life Times
"An amazing collection of thoughts, stories and pure emotion written about women's friendships. [The authors} have covered all facets of the beauty and intensity of female friendships in this little anthology.... This book brought tears to my eyes because it made me realize how incredibly important my woman friendships are."
Pasadena Weekly
"Every page is a testimony to the importance of strong, special friendships that span the years and miles.... Girlfriends is the kind of book that sparks memories of key moments in your friendships and reminds you how very important your girlfriends are."
Moving Words
"[A] delicious little tome.... [A] finely crafted, intimate and inviting book, perfect for a lazy read after work or during the weekend."
Small Press Magazine
"There is no woman who could pick up this book, and not soon find herself within the pages. And no friend of mine that won't "oooh" and "aaah" over the beautiful cover design when she rips open wrapping paper and ribbon. It's a sound I should be hearing regularly, as I plan on wrapping up more than a few of these gems."
The Phoenix
"It's our girlfriends who encourage us to grow, cheer us on, pick us up when we fall, and love us all the way. They are our "truth-tellers." An inspiring read, a delightful purse-size gift."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781885171085
Publisher:
Council Oak Books
Publication date:
06/28/2003
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,183,407
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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Meet the Author

Carmen Renee Berry is a New York Times–bestselling author who has written or cowritten more than 25 books, including Aunties: Our Older, Cooler, Wiser Friends; Girlfriends for Life; A Girlfriend’s Gift; Girlfriends Talk About Men; and When Helping You Is Hurting Me. Her books have been translated into Chinese, Hebrew, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish. She lives in Orange County, California. Tamara Traeder is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She has coauthored or edited eight books, including Aunties: Our Older, Cooler, Wiser Friends. She lives in St. Helena, California.

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