iOS app Android app

Friendship by the Book

MWF Seeking BFF: My Yearlong Search For A New Best Friend

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 03.06.2012 | Women
Dr. Irene S. Levine

The hardest part, for me, was really breaking out of my comfort zone to "ask girls out."

Guest Post: How to handle toxic teen friendships

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

By Barbara R. Greenberg, PhD and Jennifer A. Powell-Lunder, PsyD Teens are hard-pressed to know when they should phase out a friendship. As parents, ...

Friendship by the Book: 'Dump 'Em' by Jodyne L. Speyer

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

It's never easy to end a relationship---whether it's with a hairstylist, babysitter, boss, lover or a friend. That's because we get attached to the pe...

Life is a Trip: Finding Friends in Strange Places

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Dr. Irene S. Levine

At first glance, Life is a Trip: The Transformative Magic of Travel by Judith Fein (Spirituality & Health Books, 2010) doesn't appear to be a book abo...

A Conversation with Gail Caldwell: On the loss of a close friend

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

The death of a close friend is extraordinarily painful, made that much more difficult because bereaved friends typically evoke little sympathy and sup...

Friends, Monsters, Lovers: Bringing Mary Shelley Out of the Shadows

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Out of the Shadows (NAL Trade, 2010) is my friend and colleague Joanne Rendell's third novel. Each of her books is beautifully written; their stories ...

Let's Take The Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

It's rare that I gush over books but I fell in love with Gail Caldwell's newest book: Let's Take The Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship (Random Hou...

Talking about friendship with NYT best-selling author Jane Green

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

New York Times best-selling author Jane Green is a mother of six. Remarkably, she has written a book a year for the past 12 years. Like her other book...

Friendship by the Book: Finding "Unexpected Angels" in the Workplace

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Women should create "communities of support" at work that consist of at least two other like-minded women who will help each other stay on target to their dreams and resolve problems along the way.

No time for friends? Think again~

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

How many times have you felt that there simply aren't enough hours in the day? Or perhaps, thought you really would like to spend more time with girlf...

Friendship by the Book: Pieces of Happily Ever After

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Journalist and author Irene Zutell's latest novel sensitively captures the inevitable struggles that women face: infidelity, divorce, achieving independence, losing friends and making them.

Crossing Washington Square: A Chick Lit Author Hits Her Stride

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

I was delighted to have the opportunity to interview Joanne Rendell, author of Crossing Washington Square. This is intelligent chick lit, an engaging story beautifully told.

Summertime When the Friendships Comes Easy

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

My conversation with Julie Kraut on her new book dealing with the nearly universal camper affliction: homesickness.

Cancer is a Bitch: An Interview with Author Gail Konop Baker

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Gail Konop Baker: "Receiving a cancer diagnosis is like being forced to walk through fire. It isn't something you choose. It isn't something you can conjure in your mind."

The Professors' Wives' Club: An interview with Joanne Rendell

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

In this breakout first novel, Joanne Rendell creates powerful characters struggling to define their roles as women and an engaging plot that keeps you glued until the end.

Balancing Motherhood, Marriage and Friendship: An Interview With Allison Winn Scotch

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Time of Your Life tells the story of Jillian -- a thirty-something, married, suburban mother -- who suddenly sees her life playing out a different way than it did seven years ago, jumps to fix it, and takes the reader along for the ride

'Frenemy' Enters the Friendship Lexicon

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Dr. Irene S. Levine

"Our friends are often like a second family, so it's inevitable that drama can arise."

Friendship by the Book: An Interview with Anne Roiphe

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Epilogue is a gripping memoir by National Book Award finalist Anne Roiphe, who was forced to recompose her life after the sudden loss of her husband of 39 years.