Friendaholic: Confessions of A Friendship Addict

Elizabeth Day


Friendaholic examines what makes a ‘good’ friend and asks us what kind of friend we want to be – to each other but also to ourselves.


Biography & Memoir > Non-Fiction

ISBN: 9780008374938


As a society, there is a tendency to elevate romantic love.

But what about friendships?

Aren’t they just as – if not more – important?

So why is it hard to find the right words to express what these uniquely complex bonds mean to us?

In this fascinating, insightful and uniquely moving book, Elizabeth Day embarks on a journey to find out.

Friendaholic unpacks the significance and evolution of friendship from the ancient wisdom of Cicero to the modern curse of ghosting.

How and why do we make friends?

Is friendship an antidote to loneliness?

How should we deal with a frenemy?

And is it ok to end a friendship that has gone awry?

Essential reading’ – Guardian

A joyful read’ – Sunday Times

Disarmingly honest’ – Daily Mirror

Bravely revealing’ – Bernardine Evaristo

Filled with relatable insights’ – Daily Mail

Funny, moving, helpful and true’ – Sathnam Sanghera

A generous guide to a part of life every bit as crucial as romance’ – Observer


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Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 20 × 13 × 5 cm