Women friends talking -- That's not what I meant!: the invisible influence of conversational style -- "We're a lot alike," "We're very different": the importance of being--or not being--the same -- The same--or better?: connection and competition -- FOBLO, FOGKO, and the safe embrace of women in groups -- Too close for comfort: cutoffs, poaching, drama! -- "Like" it or not: women, friendship, and social media -- My friend, my sister, my self: what it means to be close -- Epilogue.
Summary: Through research into the unique way women talk to one another, this validating and illuminating analysis of female friendship will help women lean into the comfort these powerful relationships offer and avoid the hurt feelings that come from common miscommunications.