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Friendship: An Expose epub

by Joseph Epstein


Friendship: An Expose epub

ISBN: 0618872159

ISBN13: 978-0618872152

Author: Joseph Epstein

Category: Self-Help

Subcategory: Relationships

Language: English

Publisher: Mariner Books; Reprint edition (July 3, 2007)

Pages: 288 pages

ePUB book: 1683 kb

FB2 book: 1587 kb

Rating: 4.5

Votes: 219

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Ships from and sold by Mesilla Internet. Ships from and sold by BOOK- LAND. As always, works wonders with words. for more than two decades, he has been a national treasure.

If, as Joseph Epstein writes, friendship can rest on nothing more or less than liking someone enough to see him again, one wonders how he can elsewhere say that spouses or romantically engaged people aren't really friends, at least in the early days of their relationship

If, as Joseph Epstein writes, friendship can rest on nothing more or less than liking someone enough to see him again, one wonders how he can elsewhere say that spouses or romantically engaged people aren't really friends, at least in the early days of their relationship. I'm sure this is true for many people (who may in fact never be good friends and require other supports), but it is certainly not true for the rest of us.

Kid Turns 70: And Nobody Cares" at the Wayback Machine (archived September 30, 2007) in The Weekly Standard. Joseph Epstein at Illinois Center for the Book. BNF: cb12019863x (data).

His work has appeared in the New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, the Atlantic Monthly, and other magazines. Epstein lives in Evanston, Illinois. Библиографические данные. Friendship: An Expose.

Friendship - Joseph Epstein. Friendship : an exposé, Joseph Epstein. A book on a grand general subject like friendship can gain from having an argument or overriding point to make. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. When I began writing this book I had no such argument to make. But that seemed to me all right.

How, Joseph Epstein wants to know in "Friendship: An Exposé," are friendships supposed to withstand all .

How, Joseph Epstein wants to know in "Friendship: An Exposé," are friendships supposed to withstand all this stuff? How did friendship go from being the blissful, "unalloyed pleasure" of our youths to something spiny with ambivalence and obligation? . But friendship is an awkward subject for him. Repeatedly - oppressively, almost - Epstein says that he doesn't go in for the therapeutic, that he does not find sharing "manly," that he doesn't "wish to burden friends with such meager inner turmoil as I possess.

Friendship : an exposé. by. Epstein, Joseph, 1937-. A friendship diary : adulation, stimulation, obligation - Pity is at the bottom of women - Boys will be boys - Petty details vs. eternal verities - Disparate friends - Cliques & clans & communities - Talking the talk - Techno-friendships - Friendship's new rival - Broken friendships - Friendlessness - Is there. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

I’ve read only one book by American writer Joseph Epstein–his 2006 Friendship: An Expose–but the strength of this work was enough to make me a convert.

An Exposé book by Joseph Epstein. In a wickedly entertaining anatomy of friendship in its contemporary guises, Joseph Epstein uncovers the rich and surprising truths about our favored companions. Friendship illuminates those complex, wonderful relationships without which we'd all be lost.

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Is it possible to have too many friends? Is your spouse supposed to be your best friend? How far should you go to help a friend in need? And how do you end a friendship that has run its course? In a wickedly entertaining anatomy of friendship in its contemporary guises, Joseph Epstein uncovers the rich and surprising truths about our favored companions. Friendship illuminates those complex, wonderful relationships without which we'd all be lost.
Anything by Joseph Epstein is insightful, right to the point, lacking in pomposity, and totally erudite. Yeah!!
WONDERFUL WRITING AND GREAT FUN
Great book. Sad but true type.
Good read, insightful
I have read a lot of Joseph Epstein's writings and love
most of them. However, the words self indulgent came
to mind when I finished the Friendship book.
Joseph Epstein's narrative style is a delight but the subject is treated very lightly, almost girlish. That reminds me the joke that old men drive (and talk) like girls ;-) or, could be that, brutal honesty in human relanshionship are perceived a bit odd, unpolished, childish ;-( and maybe this is all about ♡♥ when is to protect the friendship be ready to compromise. ?..
95% of this book is statements of the obvious with no really insights or fresh perspective. I was dissappointed and you will be too.
Michel de Montaigne wrote about his friendship friend's death, first-person singular to take the place of his friend's listening ear. Here the reader is struck by the similarity of Montaigne's story and that of both St. Augustine and Tennyson.

Amusingly, the author describes his boyhood habit of having serial best friends. He notes that in adulthood, while married, male companionship was less important. Epstein's most important adult friend was Edward Shils, older and more cosmopolitan than he, a friendship of unequals.

The author believes, and gives evidence in support of this, that in modern society friendship is diminishing. Therapeutic concerns and mobility play a part. The author considers the obligations of friendship. It is a matter of reciprocity and it is inexact.

One chapter is devoted to a week-long friendship diary, lots of e-mails described, and another chapter discusses differences between men and women and their friendships. A number of anecdotes and discussions of issues round out this fulsome and excellent treatment of the subject.

A note on books consulted and an index appear at the end.