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Win A Copy Of This Book About Friendship And Then Talk About It With Your Friend(s)
I've got three copies of "Friendship: The Evolution, Biology, and Extraordinary Power of Life's Fundamental Bond" to give away
(Paid subscribers: I’ll have a post for you on Friday, rather than today, then back to the normal schedule next week.)
Book giveaway incoming! But first, here’s what you’ve missed lately if you’re not a paid subscriber:
Book Giveaway: Friendship: The Evolution, Biology, and Extraordinary Power of Life's Fundamental Bond
I have not had time to read this one just yet but it looks totally fascinating. Here’s Amazon’s description:
The phenomenon of friendship is universal and elemental. Friends, after all, are the family we choose. But what makes these bonds not just pleasant but essential, and how do they affect our bodies and our minds?
In Friendship, science journalist Lydia Denworth takes us in search of friendship’s biological, psychological, and evolutionary foundations. She finds friendship to be as old as early life on the African savannas―when tribes of people grew large enough for individuals to seek fulfillment of their social needs outside their immediate families. Denworth sees this urge to connect reflected in primates, too, taking us to a monkey sanctuary in Puerto Rico and a baboon colony in Kenya to examine social bonds that offer insight into our own. She meets scientists at the frontiers of brain and genetics research and discovers that friendship is reflected in our brain waves, our genomes, and our cardiovascular and immune systems; its opposite, loneliness, can kill. At long last, social connection is recognized as critical to wellness and longevity.
The publisher, W. W. Norton & Company, has offered me three copies to give away to you, my FRIENDly readers (as long as you are in the United States). Send an email with ‘friendship’ to firstname.lastname@example.org by 10:00 p.m., Eastern time, on Thursday, and I’ll do a random drawing. The usual spiel: You need to at least be a free subscriber to be eligible to win, and if you are a paid subscriber you have a better chance, because the third of the three drawings is reserved for a member of that esteemed cohort.
Hope everyone is having a great week.