Discover the unexpected ways friends influence our personalities, choices, emotions and even physical health in this fun and compelling examination of friendship, based on the latest scientific research and ever-relatable anecdotes.
Friendfluence surveys online-only pals, friend break-ups, the power of social networks, envy and the dark side of amiable ties, and many varieties of friendship. Told with warmth, and scientific rigor, Friendfluence not only illuminates and interprets the science but draws on clinical psychology and philosophy to help readers evaluate and navigate their own important friendships.
Contemporary scientists and ancient philosophers agree: friendship is a key to happiness, and Friendfluence is a fascinating and thought-provoking examination of the new science that explores this crucial element of our lives. Friendfluence is so persuasive that the minute I put the book down, I made three dates to see friends.
Flora has written a delightful book on the power of friendship. Combining the latest research with engaging stories, Friendfluence shines with authenticity and is a must-read for anyone who wants to know more about our ancient human desire to connect.
Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project and Happier at Home
James Fowler, Ph.D., Professor of Medical Genetics and Political Science at the University of California, San Diego and co-author of Connected