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Monday, June 6, 2011

2011 Summer Reading Challenge - Book 1 - The Friendship Fix by Dr. Andrea Bonior

The 2011 Summer Reading Challenge is on!

The gals at BookSparks PR, Little Bird Publicity and Get Red PR, have partnered to bring readers the 15 hottest books of the summer.

Each week, I will highlight a new book that is being featured on the Reading Challenge. Each week there will be great opportunities to win fabulous prizes, connect with your favorite authors and meet other book lovers. For more information, visit the Summer Reading Challenge page and register.

This week, the challenge begins with Book #1: THE FRIENDSHIP FIX by Dr. Andrea Bonior.


Had enough of that bridezilla? Feeling alone in a new city? Dealing with the trauma of the worst breakup ever—with someone you never even made out with?

We’ve heard the path to fulfillment has much to do with relationships. But while it’s often thought that for young women, it’s all about finding the right man, real women beg to differ: It’s friendships that are at the heart of happiness. Unfortunately, they’re also at the heart of drama, stress, and sometimes not-so-great escapades after that fifth martini. And, technology, from texting to Facebook, has made all friendships more complicated than ever.

At last comes The Friendship Fix, jam-packed with practical ways to improve your life by improving your circle. From dealing with friends-with-benefits to coworkers from the dark side, from feeling alone to being desperate to defriend a few dozen people, Andrea Bonior, Ph.D. helps you make the most of your friendships, whether they be old, new, online, or in person.

While aimed at a younger group of women, I found "The Friendship Fix" to be loaded with great idea and advice for making and keeping friends. Written in a sassy, breezy and, well, friendly manner, this book is a fast read.

In my opinion, friends are an important part of anyone's life, and as I'm getting older, I find that I'm fortunate to still be friends with women I've known for years, some all the way back to elementary school. And I know I could call on them in any crisis and they'd be there if they can.

I highly recommend "The Friendship Fix" for all women, young, old, or in between. Cause like the song says, "you got to have friends!"

About The Author:

Andrea (Gaynor) Bonior is a licensed clinical psychologist, professor, and writer. For more than five years, Dr. Bonior has written the twice-weekly mental health column “Baggage Check” for the Washington Post’s Express newspaper, known for its wit and frequent pop culture references. She’s frequently cited in other media, with her expertise most recently appearing on CNN.com, MSNBC.com, Yahoo!, and Voice of America, and she makes regular appearances on Washington, DC’s “Let’s Talk Live.”

In addition to serving on the adjunct faculty of Georgetown University, she maintains a private clinical psychology practice.

Dr. Bonior received her B.A. from Yale University with distinction in psychology, and an additional major in American Studies. She completed her M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology at American University, with a post-doctoral fellowship at George Washington University.

My thanks to Booksparks PR for the review copy of "The Friendship Fix."  I was not compensated for my opinion.

1 comment:

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I like the sound of the Friendship Fix!