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Making Friends is Hard to Do

It's not easy making friends--particularly as an adult. It seems counter intuitive, doesn't, it? That we should become less equipped to fend for ourselves in the realm of friendship forming once we're theoretically more fully formed versions of ourselves makes little sense. But for many, a lack of institutional commonality like school or summer camp, makes adult bonding rather tricky. Rachel Bertschke will be reading from her memoir, MWF seeking new BFF, on this struggle precisely at the Book Cellar next week. She moved from New York to Chicago when she got married and took little pause in considering the task of making new friends in her new city. Foibles ensued, and she reasoned to go on one friend-date a week in hopes of meeting some ladies with whom to "click." Even if you're secure in your social circles, there's plenty to be enjoyed about Bertsche's perspective.

Come give her a listen at The Book Cellar on January 12 at 7 P.M.

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