Non Fiction Review: Friendshipping

Friendshipping by Jenn Bane

Friendshipping: The Art of Finding Friends, Being Friends, and Keeping Friends
by Jenn Bane (Goodreads Author), Trin GarritanoJean Wei (Illustrations)
3 out of 5 stars

This book gives advice about forming friendships as an adult. It starts with how to find people that you have something in common with, where to look for friends, and how to recognize when a new acquaintance is interested in being friends. Then there are chapters about how to navigate difficult friend problems like hosting parties, lending money, or setting boundaries. There is some good advice about being compassionate and forgiving, and how to give a proper apology.

However, I found it odd that a book about friendship had so much political propaganda in it, almost preaching leftist ideology to the reader. It would have been much better to stick to the subject of friendship instead of forcing a political agenda into the book.

There are example conversations between people that are supposed to illustrate good ways to make new friends, but the dialogues don’t sound like anything a real person would ever say.
There is also some profanity in this book that was completely unnecessary.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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