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Girlfriends: Invisible Bonds, Enduring Ties

Barry, Carmen Renee; Traeder, Tamara

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ISBN 10: 1885171080 / ISBN 13: 9781885171085
Published by Wildcat Canyon Pr, Berkeley, California, U.S.A., 1995
Used Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: Girlfriends: Invisible Bonds, Enduring Ties

Publisher: Wildcat Canyon Pr, Berkeley, California, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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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.


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, "Buy me as a gift!") is simply a collection of women speaking about aspects of their female friendships to the indefatigable interviewer-slash-authors. Major topics of the book include girlhood adventures, friendships during transitions such as marriage and children, remembering friends, et cetera. In an odd little postscript, Girlfriends lists methods of female bonding such as theme parties, things with quilts and teacups, and other rituals. After all the words that precede it, such a section seems like gilding the lily.

Relationships with lovers (male or female) thrum with a sexual undertone that works against the special distanced intimacy of friendship. As Girlfriends never tires of pointing out, only another woman knows what it is like to be a woman. A powerful antidote to alienation, friendships are a prime ingredient in a woman's life well-lived.

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