friendship http://wamc.org en Choosing Heroes, Friends, Life - "Survival Lessons" From Alice Hoffman http://wamc.org/post/choosing-heroes-friends-life-survival-lessons-alice-hoffman <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1616203145/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1616203145&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Survival Lessons</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1616203145" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /></em>, Alice Hoffman - one of America&#39;s most beloved writers - shares her suggestions for finding beauty in the world even during the toughest times.</p><p>Wise, gentle, and wry, Alice Hoffman teaches all of us how to choose what matters most.</p><p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 75782 at http://wamc.org Choosing Heroes, Friends, Life - "Survival Lessons" From Alice Hoffman "Saturday Night Widows" by Becky Aikman http://wamc.org/post/saturday-night-widows-becky-aikman <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>When journalist Becky Aikman was widowed in her 40s, she felt unmoored. But she couldn’t find the kind of help that she needed, so she dug into the data and eventually created her own unique support system.</p><p>Her book, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0307590437/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0307590437&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Saturday Night Widows: The Adventures of Six Friends Remaking Their Lives</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0307590437" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>, details the trials and triumphs following tragedy — and new research about what really helps the bereaved.</p><p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 15:45:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 58685 at http://wamc.org "Saturday Night Widows" by Becky Aikman The Book Show #1292 - Meg Wolitzer http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1292-meg-wolitzer <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Novelist Meg </span>Wolitzer<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has written several popular novels including, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Wife</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Ten-Year Nap</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Uncoupling</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. H</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">er new novel is an exploration of friendship, coming-of-age, talent and success. <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1594488398/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1594488398&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">The Interestings</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1594488398" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /> </em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> follows six artistic friends who meet as teenagers one pivotal summer at a camp called Spirit-in-the-Woods.</span></span></p><p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 19:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 62571 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1292 - Meg Wolitzer Friendkeeping by Julie Klam http://wamc.org/post/friendkeeping-julie-klam <p>A few years ago,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.julieklam.com/">Julie Klam</a> wrote a book called <em>You Had Me At Woof</em>. It was the story of Otto, a Boston terrier that stole Julie's heart and changed her life. Her relationship with Otto helped her to forge more enduring bonds with people. Klam has some very close friendships. Fri, 09 Nov 2012 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 51696 at http://wamc.org Friendkeeping by Julie Klam