Friends : Why Men and Women are from the Same Planet
Why is there only one acceptable ending to the Boy meets Girl story? Divorce rates sky-high. Relationships floundering. Perhaps it's time we focused on our friendships with the opposite sex instead, because friendship can be every bit as important as romance. And, when sex doesn't get in the way, insecurities diminish and communication becomes much easier. Men and women can come from the same planet after all! Interviewing friends and siblings, Lisa Gee finds out how they communicate, what they give each other that no one else can, whether sex [for the friends] ever did get in the way. Why, she asks, has every bond between men and women become so sexualized? How have changes in family life and our desire for independence affected our emotional make up? Addressing all these issues, she shows us how friendships across the gender divide are more widespread and necessary than ever before. Lively and insightful, "Friends" is guaranteed to make you re-think your interactions with the opposite sex.
- Paperback | 256 pages
- 129 x 198 x 16mm
- 05 Jul 2004
- Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- London, United Kingdom
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About Lisa Gee
Lisa Gee is a book reviewer and the editor of the Orange Prize for Fiction website. She was the editor for Bricks Without Mortar: Selected Poems of Hartley Coleridge. Lisa Gee lives in London.