Hott Synopsis

We’ve just gotten past the visiting season. The season where we spend time giving gifts to those we love the most… but how many times doing that glorious season did you find yourself cringing over the people you were going to see, wishing you were somewhere else, or wondering if you were saying the right thing?

That didn’t happen when you were with your friends though, did it? Generally, it was with family.

So what makes those relationships different — and more importantly how can we make them better?

Carlin Flora’s book helps you through these questions and more.

Hott Review

What I liked: Overall, I really enjoyed this book. As you all know, I’m not big on non-fiction but this book intrigued me and I really wanted to see what she had to say. Though it’s not meant to be a “how-to” book I found myself really seeing applications and fixes for not only my life but the lives of my children to help us all create lasting relationships with purpose.
What I didn’t like: Though it’s not the author’s fault, in the beginning I found myself wanting to argue with some of the studies she presented. As I got more into the book I saw most of those arguments fade away though.


Author: Carlin Flora
Source: Providence Book Promotions
Grade: B

Author Bio:

Carlin Flora was on the staff of Psychology Today for eight years, most recently as features editor. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia University School of Journalism and has written for Discover, Glamour, Women’s Health, and Men’s Health, among others. She has also appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, Fox News, and 20/20. She lives in Queens, New York.


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3 Replies to “Review: Friendfluence”

  1. I love that my friends accept me just as I am. I don’t have to pretend to be cheerful if I am not, I don’t have to pretend to be sad if I am happy for their benefit. They listen when I need an ear and if I need advice they will help with that also. My friends also keep me straight and don’t let me lie to myself.

    Thank you for the giveaway.


    abinormyl at gmail DOT com

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