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Friends Are Everything
BJ Gallagher
ISBN: 9781573242004
Book (Paperback)
Conari Press
6 1/4 x 7 1/2
200 pages
March 1, 2005


Family, as they say, have to put up with us. But we get to choose our friends. And when we do, we reap rich benefits and opportunities for growth. Friends figured large in Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Other Women, so BJ Gallagher decided to look at what it really means to have a true friend and what it means to be one. No friend is left unturned--neighbors, best friends, spiritual friends, friends who are family, friends who are lovers, friends at work, friends who help make each other's lives better in dozens of ways.

BJ Gallagher's call for stories went out far and wide, and the stories came back--about friendships new and old, friends who tell you the truth you might not want to hear, who don't place conditions on their love, who help you see your best self, who forgive you when you hurt them, who respect your boundaries.

* Friends are like a magnifying glass-they show us things we don't notice ourselves.
* Friends are like reading glasses-they help us decipher the fine print.
* Friends are like shiny mirrors-reflecting back to us how beautiful we really are.

Friends Are Everything is a heartfelt celebration of friendships and a perfect gift to share with a friend as a "Thank you" an "I'm sorry" or an "I can't tell you how much you mean to me" message. Because, after all, there are some things you can only learn from friends.

Who else is going to let you know your slacking off is showing? Who else is going to tell us you can let your feelings show? Who else is going to leave you voice mail that makes you laugh so hard you run for the ladies'?

BJ Gallagher is an inspirational author, speaker, and seminar leader. She is the author of Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Other Women, and A Peacock in the Land of Penguins. She is a blogger for the and appears regularly on radio and television. She lives in southern California. (Photo: Michael Hateley)
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