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Who celebrates the good times and helps you through the bad times in your life? Who listens when you just had a fight with your spouse? Who sees the ‘real you’ and likes you anyway?

The answer to those questions can be summed up in one word: friend.

Things change in life. Jobs and addresses may come and go but, if we’re lucky, our friends stay with us throughout our lives, making each day better. No one knows that better than author BJ Gallagher, who has done it again with her latest book, Friends: The family we choose for ourselves.

This book is a celebration of friendship, with the centerpiece being BJ’s original poetry. In Friends, BJ shares her thoughts on the ABC’s of true friendship. Here’s just one example from the book:


You’re such a good influence on me.

You’re like my coach,
my cheerleader,
my marching band
all rolled into one person.

Your confidence in me
gives me confidence in me.

I can never fail
with you in my corner.
I go for the goal
’cause you’ve got my back.
I give it all I’ve got
because you would expect nothing less.

Having you as my friend makes me a winner.