" ...the little book that could."
"In an unsteady world, girlfriends endure.... Women need women in these
personally stressful times.... They really need to make connections with
other women who understand what they face and with longtime friends who know
"...affirms the importance of forming female friendships and examines how
they shape us."
"What became clear in...the book is that your friends find you. These
friendships emerge from your everyday life."
"Friendship with other women contributes something men cannot: empathy,
shared experience, understanding and role models.... Women's friendships are
enjoying a resurgence of popularity.... Despite the demands of families and
jobs, more and more women are rediscovering the joys of spending time with
"While movies and books have long celebrated male bonding, those about women
friends were rare. Now that is changing. Women are celebrating cherished
female friendships as never before. The evidence is in bookstores...and in
the everyday lives of women who value other women.... A good read."
Daytona Beach News-Journal
"The book [has] hit a chord with readers...it's something they can give to
their friends to show their gratitude.... A success."
"If you've seen the movies 'How to Make an American Quilt' or 'Waiting to
Exhale,' you may not need th[is] new book.... Then again, the book extends
the movies' kinds of relationships into a variety of places-from college
dorms to nursing homes.... The [authors] have done wide-ranging interviews
for this...series of reminiscences....
Girlfriends is not made up entirely
of celebrations. Traeder and Berry are tough enough to write about
"An amazing collection of thoughts, stories and pure emotion written about
women's friendships. [The authors} have covered all facets of the beauty and
intensity of female friendships in this little anthology.... This book
brought tears to my eyes because it made me realize how incredibly important
my woman friendships are."
"Every page is a testimony to the importance of strong, special friendships
that span the years and miles.... Girlfriends is the kind of book that
sparks memories of key moments in your friendships and reminds you how very
important your girlfriends are."
"[A] delicious little tome.... [A] finely crafted, intimate and inviting
book, perfect for a lazy read after work or during the weekend."
"There is no woman who could pick up this book, and not soon find herself
within the pages. And no friend of mine that won't "oooh" and "aaah" over
the beautiful cover design when she rips open wrapping paper and ribbon.
It's a sound I should be hearing regularly, as I plan on wrapping up more
than a few of these gems."
"It's our girlfriends who encourage us to grow, cheer us on, pick us up when
we fall, and love us all the way. They are our "truth-tellers." An inspiring
read, a delightful purse-size gift."