Yes, however if someone is a priority you will make time for them. It was all pretty surface-level stuff. The societal narratives that we are princesses worth pining after, or mean girls out to break the others' crowns, no longer define us. What used to be written off as infighting between mean girls or disposable relationships that would be tossed as soon as a guy came along are no longer described like that. Where things got a little problematic This started out promisingly, celebrating the benefits of friendships between women and the love and affection that women can have for each other. Pretty excellent meditation on female friendships and how they should be just as important as marriages and children and cats. In the overwhelmingly unlikely scenario that something happens to me there's nothing she can do about it.
Part memoir and part social history, Schaefer's stories and illustrations show the many ways female friendship has evolved over the years. I couldn't figure out what about this book rubbed me the wrong way until after I finished it. Not all parts of the series were about relationships that lasted. And theirs was always a brunch. And if I liked something that was girly, it was confusing to me. I loved the anecdotes from women about how much they relied on their lady friends, and it generally made me feel really good about the friends that I have. If - those of us who may not know what that is, explain what that is.
Schaefer also offered a limited sense of what friendship looks like for women in their 60s, 70s and beyond — women who are less likely to have families and work to consume their worlds, and for whom friendship might be ever more crucial. It's high time that we start seeing it that way. As soon as we got out of earshot, we all immediately rolled our eyes and started commiserating about how fucking depressing that was. Rarely in recent memory have I had such strong feelings about a book, both positive and negative. I was like, well, if I admit that I do like nail polish and glitter, you know, will these guys still want to hang out with me? I'm glad if people get something positive out of this obviously there are people out there that believe that women can't be friends or support each other, and need convincing but it really frustrated me from narrow-minded beginning to ignorant end. I recognized myself in it.
Text Me When You Get Home is a personal and sociological perspective - and ultimately a celebration - of the evolution of the modern female friendship. I just got endless examples and stories that sounded all the same thing over and over, with different names. This book was a complete waste of time. It was a charming book that related the importance of female friendships and made me think of my own friendships. Whether it be my female friends, my family, male friends, or the relationship I have with the individual I am sharing my life with. Even when discussing a straight and lesbian best friend pairing, little exploration was done into the context, which was surprising. Text Me When You Get Home is a validation that has never existed before.
I so got the necessity of this book. Schaefer Kayleen Schaefer explores twenty-first century female friendships with gusto in Text Me When You Get Home. Schaefer also includes her own history of grappling with a world that told her to rely on men before she realized that her true source of support came from a strong tribe of women. And we just come and kick it breakfast-style. They would blow off work for a few hours and go to brunch. This is augmented by some stunningly ahistorical research that is mainly about pop culture Beaches, Gone Girl, Mean Girls, Sex and the City, etc.
Text Me When You Get Home is the book-length version of those sentiments. It's not an alpha thing, it's just a personal preference. I found making connections to the pop culture during my time made it much more interesting. They are who we text when we get home. The phrase grounds this work and offers a place for Schaefer to start her exploration. I recognized myself in it.
Do I have close female friends? Someone take this premise and write a better fucking book so I can read it. Text Me When You Get Home is a validation that has never existed before. Or at least she starts the book talking about how women in her mother's generation didn't have female friends. It's high time that we start seeing it that way. They are the visitors to our hometowns and hospital rooms.
You will find something in this book that will make you want to text your own person and tell her how much she means to you. Honestly, I think the biggest issue I had with this book is that it's simply not relate-able to me in the least. Books to-be-signed must be bought directly from us. Honestly, I think the biggest issue I had with this book is that it's simply not relate-able to me in the least. What I didn't like: this book is not marketed properly. They are the people we're raising children with. Our former classmates would wonder, Why are they talking? No, not really, although we hear allllll about Schaefer's sorority days, her boyfriend, and her friends she watches Scandal with.
If you want to ask a question, we suggest you spend some time lurking and entering into discussion first. Journalist Kayleen Schaefer relays her journey of modern female friendship: from being a competitive teenager to trying to be one of the guys in the workplace to ultimately awakening to the power of female friendship and the soulmates, girl squads, and chosen families that come with it. I thought I was acting the way I was supposed to, as if there was some dictate that said girls had to be horrible to each other while they came of age. I kind of want to buy it for all of my lady friends now. They were also really fun. Schaefer makes Text Me When You Get Home accessible, interesting, and eminently relatable. I would have wanted more attention paid to the place of friendship in the lives of people who are single.