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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Friendship for Grown-Ups

If you've been around here at all, you've probably had the chance to laugh at some of my attempts at making friends. There's a certain word I use to describe some of the women I've encountered.....

I guess it's a common problem, making friends as an adult.

I had the chance to review Friendship for Grown-ups by Lisa Whelchel through Booksneeze. I love getting free books- all you have to do is review them after you're done reading them. If you are a reader, I highly recommend checking it out!

The former Facts of Life star describes how she had to learn to come out of her shell and trust others. It was by God's grace that she was able to find true friends, but not before she had some painful experiences.

While this is more of a memoir than a how-to book, it was easy to see the lessons that she learned along the way.

I had previously read her Creative Correction book and participated in a Bible Study based off the guide to that book. In addition, I grew up watching Facts of Life, so it was really interesting to read her story.

I could identify with a lot in her book and would recommend it.

I review for BookSneeze

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Blogger Katie's Dailies said...

I've seen Booksneeze talked about on other blogs. I love to read (problem is I tend to fall asleep quicker than I want when I AM reading!), but I'll have to check that site out.

I grew up watching Facts of Life, too, and always wondered what happened to those girls.

May 29, 2010 at 12:05 PM  
Blogger Cielo Azul Jewelry said...

I had no idea that she had written a book! I've only been in the kid section of the library=0)

Have a great weekend,

May 29, 2010 at 12:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I loved FOL! I knew she had written another book. Didn't know about this one. Might have to check it out. Thanks!

May 29, 2010 at 12:15 PM  
Blogger Tiffany said...

You have a hard time making friends? You're such a likeable person.
Thanks for the tip on the Booksneeze. I will have to check it out.

May 29, 2010 at 12:16 PM  
Blogger Tracie Nall said...

I loved Facts of Life!!

I will have to pick this up, I enjoyed Creative Correction...and I didn't know she had written a new book.

Friendships....relationships..... those are hard for me.

May 29, 2010 at 12:32 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

I will have to check it out...I loved her on Facts of Life!

May 29, 2010 at 12:44 PM  
Blogger Lourie said...

I loved FOL growing up. Jo was my favorite, but secretly I wanted to be beautiful like Blair. I actually met Lisa Welchel in 96 when I worked at the Jelly Belly Factory in N. Cali.(I gave her and her kids a special tour of the factory) She is a very sweet lady and her kids were very well behaved.

May 29, 2010 at 12:50 PM  
Blogger Daisygirl said...

Okay you found an awesome book to review!!!

I think this would be a great book for anyone to read. ;)

May 29, 2010 at 1:00 PM  
Blogger Lift Like A Mom said...

I'll have to check this out. And no wonder...I kept staring at the cover wondering why she looked so familiar!

May 29, 2010 at 1:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I grew up watching her too! I'm excited to check out this book. :)

May 29, 2010 at 1:05 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I had no idea she had written this, I may check it out! She lives in my parents neighborhood!

May 29, 2010 at 1:51 PM  
Blogger adrienzgirl said...

I loved The Facts of Life. I miss all the great shows that used to be on when we were little. The stuff on tv these days is....NOT the same.

I am very excited about reading this. Friendship as grown ups is a totally different dynamic. Not that it's hard to make friends, it's not. But true friends? It's just not as easy when you know the world. That isn't something we worried ourselves with as children.

May 29, 2010 at 2:04 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Booksneeze is totally new to me, so I appreciate the introduction!!!

It is really hard for me to make friends...I'm really shy at first/in person. Over the computer is a different story. My hubs gets on me all the time because my social phobia type stuff can be misinterpreted as bitchiness/standoffishness (or so he says). This book sounds like something I should look into.

May 29, 2010 at 2:35 PM  
Blogger Babes Mami said...

I will check out Booksneeze for sure!

I'm horrible at making friends and keeping them. I have a few I've had my whole life and they get me and stick around. As a mother, wife and adult woman, it's hard. I often misinterpret what people mean when they say things. Someone offering me advice I didn't ask for is generally taken as I don't know what I'm doing with my kid. I'm also sarcastic and I say what I mean, I'm blunt...not a lot of people can handle it. Maybe I should check this book out too!

May 29, 2010 at 2:59 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

Visiting from SITS. :) It's hard to make friends as an adult, I agree! Clashes in scheduling, clashes in parenting style, hoping that the husbands like each other... definitely not easy!

May 29, 2010 at 3:20 PM  
Blogger TheFitHousewife said...

Sounds interesting. I find it really hard to make friends as an adult. It seems we are much more guarded towards others when really we should be more open, much like our kids! What have we got to lose?!

May 29, 2010 at 3:34 PM  
Blogger Melanie said...

I'm going to check this out! So happy to find your blog today so I can follow!

Have a great long weekend!

~ melscoffeebreak.blogspot.com ~

May 29, 2010 at 3:35 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I loved her on Facts of Life. I will add this to my swaptree also. It's hard for me to get close to people...well IRL anyway.

May 29, 2010 at 6:23 PM  
Blogger Cielo Azul Jewelry said...

Anything for you sweets=0) Just let me know what I need to do.

Thanks for your sweet comment!

May 29, 2010 at 7:16 PM  
Blogger Cielo Azul Jewelry said...

Anything for you sweets=0) Just let me know what I need to do.

Thanks for your sweet comment!

May 29, 2010 at 7:17 PM  
Blogger Alexis AKA MOM said...

Oh I love her!!!! I can't wait to check it out!

May 29, 2010 at 8:20 PM  
Blogger mub said...

Haha I need a how to guide myself!

May 30, 2010 at 8:46 AM  
Blogger Joann Mannix said...

Girl, you know you have me as a friend!

I love that little Lisa from Growing Pains. I always felt like she handled herself with such grace through all her success. I'll have to check it out.

May 30, 2010 at 11:25 AM  
Blogger Kisma said...

I found out a few years ago who my "real friends" were and since then, I have been really gun-shy about really making new ones.

Thanks for the suggestion on BookSneeze. I loved Fact of Life and will check this one out.

May 30, 2010 at 12:01 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I will have to go check this out. Happy to be a new follower from Friday Follow.

May 31, 2010 at 9:20 AM  
Blogger Dee said...

I love the title alone! It looks like a book that I'd like to read.

May 31, 2010 at 11:57 AM  

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