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The Art of Finding Friends, Being Friends, and Keeping Friends

Jenn Bane By (author)
Trin Garritano By (author)
Jean Wei Illustrated by
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Workman Publishing Co

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6.0 X 8.0 in
224 pg

SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / General
SELF-HELP / Communication & Social Skills


A humorous and sincere book of advice on the most perplexing issues of adult friendship today, packed with wisdom, tools, and scripts to improve current friendships and make new, lasting ones. From the duo behind the Friendshipping podcast.


​“A thoughtful, step-by-step guide to building a close relationship as a grown-up.” —Boston Globe

“The authors successfully translate the conversational, easygoing tone of the podcast in their upbeat admonitions to be proactive with friendships. Those looking to bring more intentionality and kindness to relationships will get much out of this.” —Publishers Weekly

“Just like friendship itself, Friendshipping wraps you in a big hug and reminds you that you’re not alone. A must read for anyone who has friends or is a friend (aka everyone).” —Molly Dillon, compiler and coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Yes She Can: 10 Stories of Hope & Change from Young Female Staffers of the Obama White House 

“Whether you’re looking to enlarge your circle of intimates or cultivate more one-on-one connections this year, Bane and Garritano will help you develop habits and behaviors that will widen your world.” —BookPage

“Realistic, relatable, and really, really funny, Friendshipping taught me exactly how to create, nurture, and cherish the most important relationships in my life. Required reading for anyone socially awkward, shy, or introverted like me!” —Sam Maggs, bestselling author of Girl Squads: 20 Female Friendships That Changed History

“Whether you’re neck-deep in the pal-centric lifestyle or just looking to expand your social circle, this kind, thoughtful, and practical guide will help you both find—and be—a better friend.” —Ryan North, New York Times bestselling author of How to Invent Everything: A Survival Guide for the Stranded Time Traveler and Marvel’s The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl series

Author Bio

Jenn Bane (she/her) is a comedy writer, editor, producer, and cohost of the podcast Friendshipping, a feel-good advice show about making friends. She lives in Chicago with her husband and dog and finds it really difficult to write in the third person.

Trin Garritano (she/they) is a game dev, writer of tabletop games, and the other half of the Friendshipping podcast. She’d like to believe that she made all of her social mistakes so you don’t have to.