From the hosts of hit podcast Call ‘Your Girlfriend’ comes the bible on how to keep each other close. You meet – and there’s a spark. You want to know everything about each other. You spill your secrets, you spend all weekend together, you go on holiday. You fight, and it’s gut-wrenching. You see each other through the worst times and the best. You know each other better than parents, siblings, lovers. You stay in touch when miles apart. You will always be there. This is the most important relationship of your life. This is your Big Friendship. A close, fulfilling friendship is the key to happiness – everyone from Greek philosophers to Instagram influencers will agree. Telling the story of their own ten-year, complex, loving friendship, Aminatou and Ann share their hard-won wisdom with honesty, hilarity and compassion.
An inspiring and entertaining testament to the power of friendship, from the hosts of the hit podcast Call Your Girlfriend
'Deeply compelling' ROXANE GAY
A New York Times bestseller
A close friendship is one of the most important relationships a human life can contain. But most people don't talk about what it takes to stay close for the long haul.
Now two friends, Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman, tell the story of their messy and life-affirming Big Friendship in this honest and hilarious book. Through interviews with friends and experts, they also come to understand that their struggles are not unique.
This book is a call to value your friendships in all of their complexity, to actively choose them and sometimes, fight for them.
'A deeply funny and immensely heartfelt look into what makes a friendship last despite time, distance, trials and major life changes' ELLE
'An inspiration' ARIEL LEVY
'Wonderful' HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON
'Thoughtful and highly readable' New York Times