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We Should Not Be Friends: The Story of a Friendship

We Should Not Be Friends: The Story of a Friendship

by Will Schwalbe
We Should Not Be Friends: The Story of a Friendship

We Should Not Be Friends: The Story of a Friendship

by Will Schwalbe

Hardcover

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Available for Pre-Order. This item will be available on February 21, 2023

Overview

From the best-selling author of The End of Your Life Book Club—a warm, funny, irresistible book that follows an improbable and life-changing college friendship over the course of forty years.

By the time Will Schwalbe was a junior at college, he had already met everyone he cared to know: the theater people, the writers, a handful of visual artists and comp lit majors, and the six other students who shared his own major, Latin and Greek. He also knew exactly who he wanted to avoid: the jocks. The jocks wore baseball caps and moved in packs, filling boisterous tables in the dining hall, and on the whole seemed to be another species entirely, one Will might encounter only at his own peril.

All this changed dramatically when Will collided with Chris Maxey, known to just about everyone as Maxey. Maxey was physically imposing, loud, and a star wrestler, and thanks to the strangely liberating circumstances of a little-known secret society at Yale, the two forged a bond that would become a mainstay of each other’s lives for forty years.

From New Haven to New York City, from Hong Kong and London to a remote Bahamian island—through marriages and a divorce, triumphs and devastating losses—We Should Not Be Friends tracks an extraordinary friendship through decades of challenge and change. Schwalbe’s marvelous new work is a testament to the miracle of human connection.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780525654933
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/21/2023
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 763,466
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 7.88(h) x 1.03(d)

About the Author

WILL SCHWALBE has worked in book publishing (currently as an editor at Macmillan); in digital media; and as a journalist, writing for various publications, including The New York Times and the South China Morning Post. He is the author of Books for Living, The End of Your Life Book Club, and coauthor, with David Shipley, of Send. He lives in New York.

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