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Product Details

  • Series: SAGE Series on Close Relationships (Book 3)
  • Paperback: 148 pages
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc (June 10, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0803936737
  • ISBN-13: 978-0803936737
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,100,242 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 14, 2010
Format: Paperback
This book is not well written by any means.

Basically the authors read a bunch of research papers on the issue of friendship (listed in the back), and summarized them in short paragraphs.

Strictly speaking, this is written as a book, with several chapters, and is arranged by particular topics. It is not exactly a book of abstracts along the lines of something you might see in a university library.

But the book reads pretty close to an abstract summary book. For example, at one point there is a brief section on how older adults attempt to maintain friendships. Underneath the heading of this section there may be 8 paragraphs, each paragraph very briefly summarizing a research paper on the topic of older adults maintaining friendship. The section as a whole has little continuity, and no overarching analysis tying all of the paragraphs together in any shape or form. And the ENTIRE book is written this way.

I wouldn't even recommend this book to a 'friendship researcher' who I suppose is the intended audience. The summaries are so short and concise as to be almost useless.

The only reason why I'd even give this book 2 stars is because, over the course of reading this book if you are not acquainted with this research, you might be introduced to a few concepts that allow you to broaden the manner in which you might think about friendship which is useful. Overall this book is horrible, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
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