New American Best Friend Book

New American Best Friend


  • Author : Olivia Gatwood
  • Publisher : Button Poetry
  • Release Date : 2017-03-21
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9781943735143

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New American Best Friend Excerpt :

One of the most recognizable young poets in America, Olivia Gatwood dazzles with her tribute to contemporary American womanhood in her debut book, New American Best Friend. Gatwood's poems deftly deconstruct traditional stereotypes. The focus shifts from childhood to adulthood, gender to sexuality, violence to joy. And always and inexorably, the book moves toward celebration, culminating in a series of odes: odes to the body, to tough women, to embracing your own journey in all its failures and triumphs.

Life of the Party Book

Life of the Party


  • Author : Olivia Gatwood
  • Publisher : Dial Press Trade Paperback
  • Release Date : 2019-08-20
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781984801906

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Life of the Party Excerpt :

A dazzling debut collection of raw and explosive poems about growing up in a sexist, sensationalized world, from a thrilling new feminist voice. i’m a good girl, bad girl, dream girl, sad girl girl next door sunbathing in the driveway i wanna be them all at once, i wanna be all the girls I’ve ever loved —from “Girl” Lauded for the power of her writing and having attracted an online fan base of millions for her extraordinary spoken-word performances, Olivia Gatwood now weaves together her own coming-of-age with an investigation into our culture’s romanticization of violence against women. At times blistering and riotous, at times soulful and exuberant, Life of the Party explores the boundary between what is real and what is imagined in a life saturated with fear. Gatwood asks, How does a girl grow into a woman in a world racked by violence? Where is the line between perpetrator and victim? In precise, searing language, she illustrates how what happens to our bodies can make us who we are. Praise for Life of the Party “Delicately devastating, this book will make us all ‘feel less alone in the dark.’ ”—Miel Bredouw, writer and comedian, Punch Up the Jam “Gatwood writes about the women who were forgotten and the men who got off too easy with an effortlessness and empathy and anger that yanked every emotion on the spectrum out of me. Imagine, we get to live in the age of Olivia Gatwood. Goddamn.”—Jamie Loftus, writer and comedian, Boss Whom Is Girl and The Bechdel Cast “I’ve read every poem in Life of the Party. I’ve read each of them more than once. In some parts of the book the spine is already breaking because I’ve spent so much time poring over it and losing hours in this world Olivia Gatwood has partly created, but partly just invited the reader to enter on their own, caution signs be damned. This book is enlightening, inspiring, igniting, and f***ing scary. I loved every word on every page with a ferocity that frightened me.”

Some of My Best Friends Are Black Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Some of My Best Friends Are Black


  • Author : Tanner Colby
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-07-05
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101583692

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Some of My Best Friends Are Black Excerpt :

An irreverent, yet powerful exploration of race relations by the New York Times-bestselling author of The Chris Farley Show Frank, funny, and incisive, Some of My Best Friends Are Black offers a profoundly honest portrait of race in America. In a book that is part reportage, part history, part social commentary, Tanner Colby explores why the civil rights movement ultimately produced such little true integration in schools, neighborhoods, offices, and churches—the very places where social change needed to unfold. Weaving together the personal, intimate stories of everyday people—black and white—Colby reveals the strange, sordid history of what was supposed to be the end of Jim Crow, but turned out to be more of the same with no name. He shows us how far we have come in our journey to leave mistrust and anger behind—and how far all of us have left to go.

MWF Seeking BFF Book
Score: 4
From 40 Ratings

MWF Seeking BFF


  • Author : Rachel Bertsche
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2011-12-20
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345524959

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MWF Seeking BFF Excerpt :

When Rachel Bertsche first moves to Chicago, she’s thrilled to finally share a zip code, let alone an apartment, with her boyfriend. But shortly after getting married, Bertsche realizes that her new life is missing one thing: friends. Sure, she has plenty of BFFs—in New York and San Francisco and Boston and Washington, D.C. Still, in her adopted hometown, there’s no one to call at the last minute for girl talk over brunch or a reality-TV marathon over a bottle of wine. Taking matters into her own hands, Bertsche develops a plan: She’ll go on fifty-two friend-dates, one per week for a year, in hopes of meeting her new Best Friend Forever. In her thought-provoking, uproarious memoir, Bertsche blends the story of her girl-dates (whom she meets everywhere from improv class to friend rental websites) with the latest social research to examine how difficult—and hilariously awkward—it is to make new friends as an adult. In a time when women will happily announce they need a man but are embarrassed to admit they need a BFF, Bertsche uncovers the reality that no matter how great your love life is, you’ve gotta have friends.

You Are Your Best Friend Book

You Are Your Best Friend


  • Author : Anisa Makhoul
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release Date : 2021-04-06
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN 10 : 1452182817

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You Are Your Best Friend Excerpt :

"A book of tips for taking care of yourself"--

How to Be Your Dog s Best Friend Book
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

How to Be Your Dog s Best Friend


  • Author : Monks of New Skete
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2001-05-15
  • Genre: Pets
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN 10 : 0759524386

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How to Be Your Dog s Best Friend Excerpt :

For more than a quarter century, How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend has been the standard against which all other dog-training books have been measured. This expanded edition preserves the best features of the original classic while bringing the book fully up-to-date. The result: the ultimate training manual for a new generation of dog owners--and, of course, for their canine best friends. The Monks of New Skete have achieved international renown as breeders of German shepherds and as outstanding trainers of dogs of all breeds. Their unique approach to canine training, developed and refined over four decades, is based on the philosophy that "understanding is the key to communication, compassion, and communion" with your dog. How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend covers virtually every aspect of living with and caring for your dog, including: Selecting a dog (what breed? male? female? puppy or older dog?) to fit your lifestyle Where to get--and where not to get--a dog Reading a pedigree Training your dog or puppy--when, where, and how The proper use of praise and discipline Feeding, grooming, and ensuring your dog's physical fitness Recognizing and correcting canine behavioral problems The particular challenges of raising a dog where you live - in the city, country, or suburb The proper techniques for complete care of your pet at every stage of his or her life In its scope, its clarity, and its authority, How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend remains unrivaled as a basic training guide for dog owners. Like no other book, this guide can help you understand and appreciate your dog's nature as well as his or her distinct personality--and in so doing, it can significantly enrich the life you share with your dog.

Seeking Best Friend Book

Seeking Best Friend


  • Author : Alison Marcotte
  • Publisher : Beaming Books
  • Release Date : 2022-01-25
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781506468891

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Seeking Best Friend Excerpt :

SEEKING BEST FRIEND When a child sends out an open call for a best friend, the most unlikely candidates apply for the job. But when each candidate disappoints, the child's list of requirements grows longer and longer--and more and more ridiculous! Only when she discovers that the way to find a friend is through being a good friend does she finally find the right person for the position. This humorous picture book is sure to make you laugh and will spur great conversations with children about what it means to be a good friend.

My Best Friend Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

My Best Friend


  • Author : Mary Ann Rodman
  • Publisher : Perfection Learning
  • Release Date : 2007-06-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 0756981514

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My Best Friend Excerpt :

Lily chooses Tamika to be her best friend at the neighborhood pool. But Tamika already has a best friend and doesn't care about Lily. No matter how hard Lily tries to impress Tamika, nothing works. This charming story helps kids learn about what a true friend is. Full color.

Jo Jo Makoons  The Used to Be Best Friend Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

Jo Jo Makoons The Used to Be Best Friend


  • Author : Dawn Quigley
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2021-05-11
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN 10 : 9780063015395

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Jo Jo Makoons The Used to Be Best Friend Excerpt :

American Indian Youth Literature Award: Middle Grade Honor Book! Hello/Boozhoo—meet Jo Jo Makoons! Full of pride, joy, and plenty of humor, this first book in an all-new chapter book series by Dawn Quigley celebrates a spunky young Ojibwe girl who loves who she is. Jo Jo Makoons Azure is a spirited seven-year-old who moves through the world a little differently than anyone else on her Ojibwe reservation. It always seems like her mom, her kokum (grandma), and her teacher have a lot to learn—about how good Jo Jo is at cleaning up, what makes a good rhyme, and what it means to be friendly. Even though Jo Jo loves her #1 best friend Mimi (who is a cat), she’s worried that she needs to figure out how to make more friends. Because Fern, her best friend at school, may not want to be friends anymore… The Heartdrum imprint centers a wide range of intertribal voices, visions, and stories while welcoming all young readers, with an emphasis on the present and future of Indian Country and on the strength of young Native heroes. In partnership with We Need Diverse Books.

My Best Friend Book
Score: 3
From 7 Ratings

My Best Friend


  • Author : Pat Hutchins
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 1993-04-15
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 0688114857

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My Best Friend Excerpt :

A little girl eagerly welcomes her best friend to spend the night. She is glad to have a friend who can run faster, climb higher, and jump farther than anyone else. But when the lights are turned out and the visitor is afraid, the little girl proves what best friends are for. "once again Hutchins captures the simple elements of a child's life in a heartwarming story, steeped in truth....A must."--Booklist.

Almost Always Best  Best Friends Book

Almost Always Best Best Friends


  • Author : Apryl Stott
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2022-02-22
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 9781534499102

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Almost Always Best Best Friends Excerpt :

From the creator of the New York Times bestselling picture book Share Some Kindness, Bring Some Light comes a heartwarming new story about friendship, feelings, and the healing power of words. Poppy is GREAT at being a best friend. She and her best, best friend Clementine spend EVERY DAY together making crafts, having adventures, and working on their bookmark business…Well, ALMOST every day. When Clementine spends an afternoon playing with someone new, Poppy fears she might be losing her best, best friend. With some help from her dad, Poppy finds the words to share what’s in her heart with Clementine. But Poppy may not be the only one with hurt feelings. Together, Poppy and Clementine learn they don’t need to be afraid to talk about big feelings. And now with their friendship mended and stronger than ever, perhaps their dynamic duo has room to grow into a trio of best, best friends.

My Best Friend and My Man Book
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

My Best Friend and My Man


  • Author : Cydney Rax
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307393777

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My Best Friend and My Man Excerpt :

Tired of being unlucky in love, Veron Darcey, an ambitious, twenty-something, African-American woman who wants a successful career and the perfect man in her life, enlists the assistance of her gorgeous best friend, Demetria Sparks, to teach her how to snag a dream man, only to find herself caught up in a competition between mentor and student. Original. 40,000 first printing.

Best Friends Book
Score: 4
From 18 Ratings

Best Friends


  • Author : Jacqueline Wilson
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2008-09-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781407046297

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Best Friends Excerpt :

Gemma and Alice were born on the same day and have been devoted best friends ever since. Despite Gemma's larger-than-life personality and Alice's quieter, calmer character, the two are inseparable - until Alice has to move house, all the way to Scotland. Gemma is utterly distraught, particularly at the thought that Alice might find a new best friend. Is there anything Gem's brothers, or perhaps her grandad, can do to help?

First Friends Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

First Friends


  • Author : Gary Ginsberg
  • Publisher : Twelve
  • Release Date : 2021-07-06
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538702949

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AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! A USA TODAY "BEST BOOKS OF 2021" PICK! In the bestselling tradition of The Presidents Club and Presidential Courage, White House history as told through the stories of the best friends and closest confidants of American presidents. Here are the riveting histories of myriad presidential friendships, among them: Abraham Lincoln and Joshua Speed: They shared a bed for four years during which Speed saved his friend from a crippling depression. Two decades later the friends worked together to save the Union. Harry Truman and Eddie Jacobson: When Truman wavered on whether to recognize the state of Israel in 1948, his lifelong friend and former business partner intervened at just the right moment with just the right words to steer the president’s decision. Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Daisy Suckley: Unassuming and overlooked during her lifetime, Daisy Suckley was in reality FDR’s most trusted, constant confidant, the respite for a lonely and overworked President navigating the Great Depression and World War II John Kennedy and David Ormsby-Gore: They met as young men in pre-war London and began a conversation over the meaning of leadership. A generation later the Cuban Missile Crisis would put their ideas to test as Ormsby-Gore became the president’s unofficial, but most valued foreign policy advisor. These and other friendships—including Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, Franklin Pierce and Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Bill Clinton and Vernon Jordan—populate this fresh and provocative exploration of a series of seminal presidential friendships. Publishing history teems with books by and about Presidents, First Ladies, First Pets, and even First Chefs. Now former Clinton aide Gary Ginsberg breaks new literary ground on Pennsylvania Avenue and provides fresh insights into the lives of the men who held the most powerful political office in the world by looking at the friends on whom they relied. First Friends is an engaging, ser

You Are the Best Friend in the World Because    Book

You Are the Best Friend in the World Because


  • Author : Summersdale
  • Publisher : Summersdale
  • Release Date : 2021-02-02
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 1787835286

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You Are the Best Friend in the World Because Excerpt :

Friends are the family you choose Here's the perfect way to tell your BFF - in your own words - just how much their support, love and friendship means to you. Fill in the gaps in this gorgeous book to create a personalized treasure trove of in-jokes, memories and all the things you love about your bestie that they'll cherish forever.