Bring Your Best Friend
Monday, October 18, 12 pm via Crowdcast
About the Event
Deep friendships are life affirming, hard work, and messy. Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman, authors of Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close, and hosts of the podcast Call Your Girlfriend, use humor and honesty to talk about their own friendship: it’s joys and pitfalls, and how close friendships are often the most influential relationship in one’s life. Roxanne Gay says, “This is the kind of book that makes you want to reach out to your best, biggest friends to say thank you, thank you, thank you for walking in this world with me.” Sponsored by the Department of Women and Gender Studies, and Integrative Studies.
Aminatou Sow is a writer, interviewer, and cultural commentator. She is a frequent public speaker whose talks and interviews lead to candid conversations about ambition, money, and power. Aminatou lives in Brooklyn.
Ann Friedman is a journalist, essayist, and media entrepreneur. She is a contributing editor to The Gentlewoman. Every Friday, she sends a popular email newsletter. Ann lives in Los Angeles.
Together, Aminatou and Ann host the long-running podcast Call Your Girlfriend. Big Friendship is both Aminatou and Ann’s first book.