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this is the greatest book!
on July 7, 2004
I haven't read the author's book "Friendshifts" so I have no basis of comparison (although the author did mention that book in this one many times.)
However, I bought this book last night (and the cashier noted the title and said she was getting a copy as well) and have read a lot of it and already feel I have gained a lot of insight.
First of all, the fact that this book exists shows that I am indeed not the only one, there are obviously enough people experiencing this that it warrants research and writing (misery loves company and all that.)
Second, Yager identifies 21 different kinds of negative friends. I am better able to understand why some so-called friends have done what they have done. I still don't like it, but I do feel able to move on now (and this is after just one skimming of the pages!)
Thirdly and most important, the author helps you identify characteristics of potential friends to gauge the likelihood of whether they are a true friend or not. Because I seem to befriend the same type of mean selfish woman wherever I go, I find this to be invaluable!