Friendship For Grownups – Lisa Whelchel

30 Apr

Lisa Whelchel

Friendship For Grownups

 Lisa Whelchel

 Lisa Whelchel talks about her struggles to make friends. . . for the first time as an adult.  Not just the “Hi how are you?” type of friendship, but the heart to heart friendship many of us long for. 

First off, I expected this to be more of a how to book, but it felt a lot like a personal journal.  Lisa opened her heart up to all of the readers and let them see struggles she had, problems she encountered all while trying to make deep, meaningful friendships. 

You might recognize her from the popular tv show “The Facts of Life” as Blair.  She goes into some of her struggles of making friends when she is given a script on how to be a friend, but didn’t have the time to actually make friends.

When I saw this book listed on, I was very excited, I had wanted to get it, and knew that the topic was something that would speak to me.  Lisa doesn’t claim to be an expert on making friends, she just gives ideas on what she has done, what worked and what hasn’t.

A couple of the chapters (that especially spoke to me)  “New Friendships with Old Friends”, “Who are Safe People”, “Conflict Can Be a Good Thing”.  Also included in her book are “Questions for Relection or Discussion”, “Appendix Two: Practical Steps for Developing and Growing Friendships” and “Appendix Three: Conversation Prompts” (That looks fun).

I would recommend this book as a “Learn from someone elses experiences book”, not a “solve all for friendships”.  

 Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their <> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

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Posted by on April 30, 2010 in Books, NonFiction


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