Listen Up: Talkin’ Female Friendship with the Woman Who Wrote the (New!) Book on It
Welcome to this week’s very flossy episode of A Few Things—and we mean that in a literal sense as Claire’s shouting out her love of this thing and Erica’s all about Cocofloss (run by a #workwife duo, even). Plus! We’re going deep on the history of shine theory with friend of the pod Kayleen Schaefer, author of the fan-freaking-tastic book Text Me When You Get Home: The Evolution and Triumph of Female Friendship.
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Text Me When You Get Home: The Evolution and Triumph of Female Friendship lands tomorrow, and you can celebrate that and hear Claire and Erica interview Kayleen IRL at Powerhouse Books in Brooklyn the same day: February 6th, from 7 P.M. to 9 P.M. Come!
We’re not the only ones dog-earing Kayleen’s book—Kirkus Reviews, Elle, and so many more have been singing its praises.
Judy Blume’s Summer Sisters is a perennial crowd-pleaser in the “books about friends” category (there’s also an interview with her in Kayleen’s book!), as is The Baby-Sitter’s Club series.
If you’re looking for a wild-card reading rec, Kayleen’s currently loving Tana French’s Into the Woods.
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