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I Know Just What You Mean : The Power of Friendship in Women's Lives
by Ellen Goodman, Patricia O'Brien

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Hardcover - 300 pages
(May 2000)
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Sometimes timing is the difference between a friendship that lasts a lifetime and one that fades, but as everyone who has let a friendship lapse knows, it's also a matter of effort. A friendship is a lot like romance--in the beginning all chemistry and luck, but then come commitment and... Read more

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How to Start a Conversation and Make Friends
by Don Gabor, Mary Power(Illustrator)

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Simon & Schuster (Paper)
Paperback - 127 pages
(October 1983)
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You don't have to be timid, shy, and unsure of yourself anymore! You'll learn to make the first move and walk right up to anyone who interests you and say "hello." The first step to saying "hello" is following the simple and dynamic... Read more


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How Kids Make Friends : Secrets for Making Lots of Friends, No Matter How Shy You Are
by Lonnie Michelle, et al

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Freedom Pub Co
Paperback - 64 pages
(March 1997)
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Everyone assumes it's easy for kids to make friends. But the truth is, it's just as hard for them to get to know others as it is for adults. Now there's a new book that changes all that -- How Kids Make Friends: Secrets For Making Lots Of Friends, No Matter How Shy You Are, written by Lonnie... Read more

 

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Into the Tangle of Friendship : A Memoir of the Things That Matter
by Beth Kephart

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Houghton Mifflin Co (Trd)
Hardcover - 204 pages
(September 2000)
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"Kephart's writing is luminous, filled with phrases so precise that they are worth committing to memory." Read more

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It's a Chick Thing: Celebrating the Wild Side of Women's Friendship
by Ame Mahler Beanland(Editor), et al

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Conari Pr
Paperback - 256 pages
(September 15, 2000)
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A fabulously fun collection of spirited stories, scintillating sidebars, and oh-so-quotable quips, It's a Chick Thing pays homage to the special and unique times that strengthen the bonds of female friendships---the antics, escapades, and thrill seeking---as well as the loyalty, sisterly support,... Read more

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Making Friends : A Guide to Getting Along With People
by Andrew Matthews

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Price Stern Sloan Pub
Paperback
(August 1991)
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One of the most rewarding self-improvement books ever!
Of all Matthews' books, this is the one I like most . It is so inspiring and motivating. His ideas in this book are delivered in simple and humorous manners, yet true and practicable in our day to day encounters with others. Matthews is truly a genius! Read more

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Friendshifts : The Power of Friendship and How It Shapes Our Lives
by Jan Yager

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Hannacroix Creek Books
Paperback - 287 pages
2 edition (October 1, 1999)
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This is a comprehensive exploration of one of the most vital but least understood relationships that enhances our lives, friendship. Based on original research beginning with the author's sociology dissertation, Friendshifts( covers everything from childhood and friendship to how friendships begin,... Read more

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Girlfriends for Life : Friendships Worth Keeping Forever
by Carmen Renee Berry, Tamara Traeder

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Wildcat Canyon Pr
Paperback - 216 pages
(April 1999)
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Translated into eight languages, Girlfriends has touched the lives of hundreds of thousands of women worldwide. This spring, the authors are back with a new collection of true stories sure to warm hearts, bring laughter, and strike a resounding chord of recognition with women from coast to coast.... Read more

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A Prayerbook for Spiritual Friends : Partners in Prayer
by Madeleine L'Engle, Luci Shaw

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Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Paperback - 96 pages
(July 1999)
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Here is a collection of read-aloud, read-together prayers that will draw close friends even closer---to each other, to God, and to the fascinating authors of these prayers.

In a brief foreword, Madeleine L'Engle and Luci Shaw talk about the prayers they offer and reflect on the experience of prayer... Read more


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Friendship : Great Minds on the Deepest Bond
by John Miller(Editor), Aaron Kenedi(Editor)

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Harpercollins
Hardcover - 144 pages
1 Ed edition (November 1999)
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A good read
Reading is pretty easy to follow and there are stories all can relate to who have experienced the blessing of friendship. However, this also seems to be one of those books that you will either love or hate. I just happened to be one that loved it. Read more

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Girlfriends : Invisible Bonds, Enduring Ties
by Carmen Renee Berry, Tamara Traeder

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Wildcat Canyon Pr
Paperback - 229 pages
1 Ed edition (December 1995)
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As important as friends are to women--essential, after all, to their identity as human beings--other roles in their lives get most of the ink: their lovers, spouses, children, and family. Girlfriends lovingly--and somewhat exhaustively--spotlights female comradeship. This book (which screams,... Read more

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Practicing the Presence of People : How We Learn to Love
by Mike Mason

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Waterbrook Pr
Paperback - 224 pages
1 Ed edition (October 1999)
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A vital exploration of our relationships - designed to make them all God intends.In the deepest part of our hearts and souls is the desire to love well. Yet in our struggle to do so, we learn that, as Mike Mason puts it, "We are not born with love; it is something we must learn." Now, in Practicing... Read more

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The Friendships of Women
by Dee Brestin

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Chariot Victor Pub
Paperback - 192 pages
(June 1997)
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This Tenth Anniversary Edition of The Friendships of women updates the classic that transformed the way women think about their friendships. In addition, a personal or small group study guide has been added to the close of each chapter. Read more

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Girlfriends
by Jayne Wexler(Photographer), Lauren Cowen(Author)

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Running Pr
Hardcover - 127 pages
(October 1999)
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Connecting: The Enduring Power of Female Friendship
by Sandy Sheehy

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William Morrow & Company
Hardcover - 384 pages
1 Ed edition (July 25, 2000)
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"Connecting is fabulous! I'm impressed with the clarity and comprehensiveness of Sheehy's insights--[they're] right-on." Read more

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Comrades : Brothers, Fathers, Heroes, Sons, Pals
by Stephen E. Ambrose, Jon Friedman(Illustrator)

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Touchstone Books
Paperback - 144 pages
(September 2000)
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This tender book about male friendship will probably surprise those readers who know Stephen Ambrose best for his histories of World War II and biography of Dwight D. Eisenhower. Born in 1936, Ambrose acknowledges in the introduction to his memoir that men of his generation do not speak or write... Read more

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All You Need Is a Friend
by Mary Engelbreit(Illustrator)

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Andrews McMeel Publishing
Hardcover - 1 pages
(February 1996)
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Through enchanting verse and charming illustrations this little book reminds us that a friend makes even the best times better. Read more

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Mentoring : The Tao of Giving and Receiving Wisdom
by Al Chungliang Huang, et al

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Harper San Francisco
Hardcover - 176 pages
(November 1995)
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The new model for business and personal relationships based on the simple yet profound principle of mentoring--both giving and receiving knowledge in a creative mutual exchange. Read more

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The Girlfriends Keepsake Book : The Story of Our Friendship
by Carmen Renee Berry, Tamara Traeder

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Wildcat Canyon Pr
Hardcover - 72 pages
Gift edition (November 1996)
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Last year's Girlfriends by Berry and Traeder took the country by storm, inspiring women everywhere to find ways to honor their women friends. A cross between a quote book, a collection of women's stories, a scrapbook, and a journal, The Girlfriends Keepsake Book is designed to record and honor the... Read more

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A Friend Like No Other : Life Lessons from the Dogs We Love
by H. Norman Wright, Jim Lamb(Illustrator)

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Harvest House Publishers, Inc.
Hardcover - 64 pages
(June 1999)
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A book like no other
A rare gem, indeed! Lamb's paintings are truly exquisite, capturing the soul of the animals like no others I have ever seen. His studies of puppies in various settings are vibrant and alive in a way that is difficult to describe. They must be seen to understand. Jim Lamb is to paintings of Dogs as... Read more

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Touching the Holy : Ordinariness, Self-Esteem, and Friendship
by Robert J. Wicks

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Ave Maria Press
Paperback - 160 pages
(October 1992)
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Professor Robert Wicks, author of a number of books integrating psychology with spirituality, suggests that the simplicity and openness of truly ordinary people constitute a place of rendezvous with God. Health has to do with being ourselves. Read more

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Delicate Threads : Friendships Between Children With and Without Special Needs in Inclusive Settings
by Debbie Staub

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Woodbine House
Paperback - 244 pages
(October 1998)
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An insightful guide to how children's friendships unfold when one child is developmentally disabled. Includes case studies from research conducted by the author, and help for parents hoping to understand and encourage these potentially life-enriching relationships. A 1999 Parents' ChoiceŽ... Read more

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Tao Mentoring : Cultivate Collaborative Relationships in All Areas of Your Life
by Al Huang Chungliang, et al

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Marlowe & Co
Paperback - 176 pages
(October 1999)
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In my business mentoring counts more than motivation, and as I read this I found many ideas that I can use in my daily and professional life Read more

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There's No Such Place As Far Away
by Richard Bach, H. Lee Shapiro(Illustrator)

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Delacorte Pr
Hardcover - 52 pages
Reissue edition (October 1994)
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When she was about to turn five, a little girl named Rae Hansen invited Richard Bach to her birthday party. Though deserts, storms, mountains, and a thousand miles separated them, Rae was confident that her friend would appear. There's No Such Place As Far Away chronicles the exhilarating spiritual... Read more

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Still Friends: Living Happily Ever After...Even If Your Marriage Falls Apart
by Barbara Quick

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Wildcat Canyon Pr
Paperback - 192 pages
(January 2000)
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Divorce, separation, property settlements, custody arrangements - the very words are enough to bring on a migraine. Everyone has heard of the passionate property fight, the wrenching custody battle. But there are plenty of happy endings as well: the ex-spouses who still socialize with their... Read more

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