Think of some of your closest friends and try to image just meeting them at a coffee shop as strangers the first time, not knowing anything about them -- would you be so blown away by every single one of them, convinced you needed to see them again soon? Not likely.
The good thing about going through a lot of bad stuff is that you figure out what matters. While I would have liked the resources to entertain more, or to travel with friends, I've cultivated great friendships by having people over for potlucks.
The relentlessness of single parenthood is draining. You can't afford to develop a major health problem because no one else is around to take care of your kids. You can't afford to lose your job, or segue to part-time work, because no one else will pay your rent.
This charming and sensitive novel is about four women who reunite on the yoga mat ten years after their college graduation, and how their yoga practice and friendships help each of them find balance in their lives.