The 6 Best Friendship Memoirs of All Time
Finding real, genuine friends are hard enough. Finding a devoted, faithful, and loyal best friend that would stand by your side no matter what is even more challenging. Friendship can be both the most beautiful thing in your life and at the same time, the most tragic if it goes wrong. As they say, losing a valuable friend is even more painful than a heartbreak.
Having someone you can connect and bond with is such a wonderful experience. If you do happen to find one, make sure to treasure, value, and celebrate them. They are the ones that will stay by your side during every storm, every struggle, and every hurdle in your life.
Hence, below are the best friendship memoirs of all time that you can relate with and share with your friends:
Friends: Voices on The Gift Of Companionship by Amy Lou Jenkins
Jenkins compiled the gut-wrenching and enthralling stories of twenty-four successful authors. Each tale shows the beauty and pain of friendship. Each narrative is a rollercoaster of emotions. Each account is unique, powerful, and worth reading.
This book showcases real-life stories and anecdotes about experiences and memories. It celebrates the value of friendship and honors those who played a necessary part in your life. It remembers the friends that were lost, recognizes the ones that stayed, and acknowledges their worth and value. This book highlights the bittersweet of friendship.
Navigate the rough road and patch of friendship with this book. You can also celebrate your friends by sharing these stories with them.
Let's Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship by Gail Caldwell
It was not even intentional. They only met because of their dogs, and because of that encounter, Caroline Knapp and Gail Caldwell found each other. They were blown away by how easily they formed a connection.
They talked about everything and anything: their love for books, experiences, and even heartaches. They could hardly believe how easy it was to create a platonic attachment. That remarkable friendship carried on for several years. Their first major hurdle only came when Knapp got diagnosed with cancer.
This book gives you a peek at Caldwell’s thoughts during that devastating time. It highlights her devotion and strength. This is a heartbreaking memoir about treasuring your best friend.
Truth & Beauty: A Friendship by Ann Patchett
They met at Iowa Writers Workshop in 1981. Forming a friendship was easy after that. Ann Patchett and Lucy Grealy became best friends due to their shared experiences and passion for writing. They became crucial parts of each other’s life.
Grealy penned Autobiography of a Face where she shared her experiences with childhood cancer, and losing a part of her jaw because of it. She tackled her chemotherapy years and almost endless surgeries.
Truth & Beauty tells a story about the parts of Ann and Lucy– the lives they shared with each other. The story conveys the commitment and devotion of twenty years through fame, love, and despair. This is a tragic story about loving someone who cannot be saved.
My Glory Was I Had Such Friends: A Memoir by Amy Silverstein
Amy Silverstein’s heart started to fail, years after her heart transplant. She needs to set on a wearying journey of finding a heart if she wants to live. That led her to uproot her life and move to California. Nine of her friends went with her.
Jill, Lauren, Jody, Joy, Leja, Jane, Ann, Robin, and Valerie dropped everything to be with Amy’s side. They knew her during different stages of her life which is why some of them may be strangers to others, but they set that aside to support Amy during those gruelling times. These nine remarkable and committed women banded together to give her something that surgery and medicine could not.
The Necklace: Thirteen Women and The Experiment That Transformed Their Lives by Cheryl Jarvis
Jonell McLain wondered why personal luxuries are so abundant and yet accessible to only a few after seeing a diamond necklace. That sparked an idea. After several weeks, countless phone calls, and a giant leap of faith, she and twelve other women purchased the diamond necklace. They then passed it among themselves.
This story is about a dazzling treasure that these women shared with one another. The necklace weaved in and out of their lives. It loaned sparkle to their lives. It started to mean something different to them.
What started as a social experiment came to mean something far deeper and richer than they expected.
Audrey and Givenchy: A Fashion Love Affair by Cindy De La Hoz
A biography of a stunning partnership about a star and a famous designer. Audrey Hepburn and Hubert de Givenchy took the fashion industry by storm with their memorable showcase and team-up.
In the 1950s, the fashion icon and the designer started their career in Fashion. Their meeting led to a legendary 40-year collaboration and friendship. They became big names and even influenced trends that inspired generations to come. They gave birth to the famous ‘Audrey Style’ that highlights black dresses, ballet flats, and countless fashion pieces.
This book is to celebrate Audrey and Givenchy’s four decades of friendship and partnership that became a turning point in the fashion world.
Friendship has got to be one of the purest types of relationship there is. Friends are there to support you. They are there to hold your hand during the toughest of times, and laugh with you at the happiest moments. They are your pillar and anchor.
They will guide you during the toughest storms, and ground you when you feel lost and adrift. Friends are a gift that you can treasure for the rest of your life.
You can thank and celebrate your friends by sharing one of the best friendship memoirs of all time with them.
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