From the bestselling "immensely gifted" (Michiko Kakutani, "The""New York Times") author of "Her Last Death" comes a fearless, compulsively readable, intensely provocative book about female friendships.
Companions in travel, in discovery, in motherhood, in grief; the mentor, the model, the rescuer, the guide, the little sister. These have been the women in Susanna Sonnenberg's life, friends tender, dominant and crucial after her reckless mother gave her early lessons in womanhood.
Searing and superbly written, Sonnenberg's "She Matters: A Life in Friendships" illuminates the friendships that have influenced, nourished, inspired, and haunted her--and sometimes torn her apart. Each has its own lessons that Sonnenberg seeks to understand. Her method is investigative and ruminative; her result, fearlessly observed portraits of friendships that will inspire all readers to consider the complexities of their own relationships. This electric book is testimony to the emotional significance of the intense bonds between women, whether shattered, shaky, or unbreakable.