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Text me when you get home : the evolution and triumph of modern female friendship

Author: Kayleen Schaefer
Publisher: New York : Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Text me when you get home." After joyful nights out together, female friends say this to one another as a way of cementing their love. It's about safety; but more than that, it's about solidarity. A personal and sociological examination--and ultimately a celebration--of the evolution of female friendship in pop culture and modern society
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kayleen Schaefer
ISBN: 9781101986127 1101986123
OCLC Number: 1020790249
Description: 275 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction : Why women tell each other, "text me when you get home" --
The friendships that shaped our own --
Mean girls and nice girls --
All about the boys --
A new focus on friendships --
Our BFFs, people, and soulmates --
Strength in numbers --
Conclusion : How our friendships end, change, and endure.
Responsibility: Kayleen Schaefer.

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"Text me when you get home." After joyful nights out together, female friends say this to one another as a way of cementing their love. It's about safety; but more than that, it's about solidarity. A personal and sociological examination--and ultimately a celebration--of the evolution of female friendship in pop culture and modern society

"A personal and sociological examination-and ultimately a celebration-of the evolution of female friendship in pop culture and modern society. For too long, women have been told that we are terrible at being friends, that we can't help being cruel or competitive, or that we inevitably abandon each other for romantic partners. But we are rejecting those stereotypes and reclaiming the power of female friendship. In Text Me When You Get Home, journalist Kayleen Schaefer interviews more than one hundred women about their BFFs, soulmates, girl gangs, and queens while tracing this cultural shift through the lens of pop culture. Our love for each other is reflected in Abbi and Ilana, Issa and Molly, #squadgoals, the acclaim of Girls Trip and Big Little Lies, and Galentine's Day. Schaefer also includes her own history of grappling with a world that told her to rely on men before she realized that her true source of support came from a strong tribe of women. Her personal narrative and celebration of her own relationships weaves throughout the evolution of female friendship on-screen, a serious look at how women have come to value one another and our relationships. Text Me When You Get Home is a validation that has never existed before. A thoughtful, heart-soaring, deeply reported look at how women are taking a stand for their friendships and not letting go."--Publisher's description

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