I'll Be There for You: The One about Friends

I'll Be There for You: The One about Friends

by Kelsey Miller


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781335928283
Publisher: Hanover Square Press
Publication date: 10/23/2018
Edition description: Original
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 254
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Kelsey Miller is a journalist and the author of Big Girl: How I Gave Up Dieting and Got a Life. Her work has been featured in Glamour, Allure, Teen Vogue, Salon, People, Good Housekeeping, Women's Health and other outlets. She is the founder of The Anti-Diet Project, one of Refinery29's most popular franchises, and was the recipient of the Project HEAL Social Impact Award. She lives in Brooklyn.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Sweet Spot 9

Part 1 17

1 The One That Almost Wasn't 19

2 The One with Six Kids and a Fountain 39

Part 2 81

3 The One with Marcel and George Clooney 83

4 The One Where Two Women Got Married 98

5 The One Where We All Got the Haircut 110

6 The One After "The One After the Super Bowl" 124

7 The One Where They All Go to London (and Everywhere Else in the World) 134

Part 3 147

8 The One Where Everything Changed 149

9 The One Where Nobody Died 175

10 The One Where It Ended, Twice 190

11 The Comeback 216

Acknowledgments 241

Source Notes 245

Index 297

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I'll Be There for You: The One About Friends 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Kristy_K 5 months ago
“The thing that mattered most about Friends was right there in that simple, one-word, unambiguous title.” I watch the complete series of Friends at least once a year. More if a major event or life catastrophe happens. There’s something about it I can’t quite pinpoint, but it makes me feel calmer, like everything will be okay even if real life is a complete disaster right now. “Some things don’t change. Friends is a reminder of that, and that’s why so many of us reach for it in times of grief or fear, when catastrophe strikes or when life seems suddenly unrecognizable.” When I heard a book was coming out about my beloved series, I jumped at the chance to get an ARC. But I was also nervous. This is something I love and have read and watched so much about already. If you are a Friends’ fan you will love this book. Not only does Miller give us great behind-the-scenes access, she also brings to light some criticism and issues with the series. I’ll Be There For You is knee deep in nostalgia but it also doesn’t shy away from any controversies Friends had (lack of diversity, etc). Like the ending of the series, this book leaves you feeling bittersweet. “The memories we made on Stage 24 are better than any dreams we ever had.”
sspea 5 months ago
I loved this book. I loved friends, yes watching them today, I do notice some sexism, but "Friends" was simply a product of the time. This TV show did not set out to be trailblazers, lighting the way for equality. It was a show from the 90's, it was written in a language we all understood. This book not only gives you a behind the scene look at the creation of the series, character development, and auditions. But it also talks about the cast dynamic, the way they stood together as a team during contract negotiations, as well as the way the show was and is perceived in regards to homophobia, sexism and lack of diversity. I have been talking about this book non-stop since I started reading it. Highly recommend for any friends fan
S_White_1218 5 months ago
Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I don't read a lot of non-fiction, but I had to request this one. I adore the show FRIENDS! It's one of my favorite shows of all time, and this book really reinforced why I feel that way. It's got a timeless quality and delves into the feelings of what it means to have a framily when your family disappoints. This book doesn't make it all appear to be roses and rainbows, either. It discusses the problems with the show - the gay jokes, the huge lack of diversity and representation, etc. And I can see those problems, more so as the years go by and those things have become a bigger part of the national dialogue. While it has its issues, every show does, and it doesn't diminish the huge effect that the FRIENDS phenomenon had on the world. The author's telling of the history of the show is compelling, and I really enjoyed it.