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I'll Be There For You
I'll Be There For You: The One About Friends | Kelsey Miller
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This definitive retrospective of Friends incorporates interviews, history and behind-the-scenes anecdotes to offer a critical analysis of how a sitcom about six twentysomethings changed television forever This definitive retrospective of Friends incorporates interviews, history and behindthescenes anecdotes to offer a critical analysis of how a sitcom about six twentysomethings changed television forever When Friends debuted in 1994, no one expected it to become a mainstay of NBC's Must See TV lineup, let alone a global phenomenon. In the years since, Friends has gone through many phases of cultural relevancy, from primetime hit to '90s novelty item to certified classic. Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Joey and Phoebe have entered the pantheon of great television characters, and millions of people around the globe continue to tune in or stream their stories every day. I'll Be There for You is the definitive retrospective of Friends, exploring all aspects of the show from its unlikely origins to the elusive reasons why we still watch it. Journalist and pop culture expert Kelsey Miller relives the show's most iconic moments, analyses the ways in which Friends is occasionally problematic and examines the many trends it inspired, from the rise of coffeeshop culture to Friendsgivings to the ultimate '90s haircut, The Rachel. Weaving incisive commentary, revelatory interviews and behindthescenes anecdotes involving highprofile guest stars, I'll Be There for You is the most comprehensive take on Friends, and the ultimate book for fans everywhere.
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MumWhoLovesToRead
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I am a big friends fan so this was an amazing read

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OriginalCyn620
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Not a bad reading month for September! I also have been trying to focus more on self-care, including meditation and signing up for Noom to help me break some bad eating habits and drop a few pounds. Plus, I had a fantastic trip to New York! It was a great month overall! #selfimprovementsept #selfreflectionseptstats

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🎊📚❤️ 2mo
Ddzmini How did you like Billy Idols book ? 2mo
OriginalCyn620 @Ddzmini I liked it! He‘s a good writer. I mean, he writes songs, but a book is a totally different animal and it was well written. 2mo
Ddzmini I‘m looking forward to reading it so I‘m happy you liked it 📖😋🙌🏽 2mo
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OriginalCyn620
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Starting my Labor Day by reading this book about Friends, my favorite show ever! This month is the 25th anniversary of the show and in a couple of weeks, I‘ll be visiting the pop up shop in NYC. Seemed like the perfect time for this book!

MallenNC Fun! 2mo
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Ruthiella
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My sister just gave me this book all about the TV show Friends 📺. Yes, the last season maybe should‘ve not happened but in general I loved the series and I love books like this😍. She also got me this thing to put on your thumb to help hold a book open. Pretty neat.

Lindy That is a neat tool. How do you like it? 3mo
Ruthiella @Lindy It works well. But I have to remember to find it to use it! Like my reading glasses, it would be best if I had three or four scattered around the house for optimal access! (edited) 3mo
Lindy @Ruthiella Ha! I know what you are talking about. 😉 3mo
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Scochrane26
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I‘m a big fan of Friends, but I don‘t watch eps much anymore because I‘ve seen them all so many times. I remember being in college & grad school, watching with my own friends, the eps where Ross say Rachel‘s name at his wedding & learning that Rachel was pregnant. I related to Joey when he complained about everything changing because it was for me, too.
This is a good book for fans of Friends & makes me want to re-watch. Image is from a fave ep.

jen_the_scribe Friends is one of my favorite shows, and I've seen every episode a hundred times as well. I have this tradition of watching the Thanksgiving episodes the day before Thanksgiving as I prepare food lol. 3mo
Scochrane26 @jen_the_scribe that‘s a cool tradition! 3mo
kezzlou85 I love Friends too and now both of my girls love it. Always fun to hear one of them quote the show. 3mo
Scochrane26 @kezzlou85 I think it‘s great that the next gen has found it. I know a lot of teens/ya who watch it because of Netflix. It‘s also a great history lesson for them—answering machines, clothes, early internet, etc. 3mo
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Scochrane26
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Started a new #audiobook today (another I heard about on litsy) and took a pic of my front yard trees. I‘ve been struggling some this week with walking but got off the couch & went, so that‘s an accomplishment. I missed a few days of walking & have felt it the last 2. Also came to yoga tonight, which made me feel much better. #BFCr3
Goal change—I‘m adding 10 books onto the challenge. Already exceeded 6 books & not starting work for 2 more wks.

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OriginalCyn620
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Last night I spent some time in the ER because I somehow developed an abscess in my abdomen that had to be drained. And because that wasn‘t fun enough, my body also paired it with a skin infection. If you‘ve never had an abscess before, I do not recommend it! The upside is that I‘ll be doing a lot of reading for the next few days!

litenthusiast Oh no! I hope you feel better soon. Sending healing vibes your way. 💜 5mo
Dragonfairykats Get better soon!!!!! 5mo
CocoReads Yikes. Feel better soon. 5mo
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JenReadsAlot Ugh sounds terrible. Hope you feel better soon! 5mo
ValerieAndBooks I hope you‘re on the mend quickly! 5mo
ravenlee 💗💗💗feel better! 5mo
nelehelen Oh no! Hope you feel better soon. ♥️♥️♥️ 5mo
Cortg Oh no! Take it easy and enjoy your reading time. 5mo
Jas16 Oh no! Wishing you a speedy recovery 5mo
EmilyM I'm sorry to hear this! Take care of yourself and hope you feel better soon! 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm Feel better soon 5mo
Karkar Hope you get to feeling better soon! 5mo
kezzlou85 Feel better soon. 5mo
AsYouWish Oh no!!! I hope you feel better soon!! Positive vibes being sent you way!! 5mo
tjwill I hope this week is better and that you recover quickly! 5mo
DGRachel Yikes! I hope it heals quickly! 5mo
marleed On no! Get well soon! 5mo
PaperbackPirate I hope you feel better soon! 5mo
CarolynM Get well soon💐 5mo
Slajaunie Wow! Hope you feel better. 5mo
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kezzlou85
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An interesting read into how the show came about. There was some good facts and I enjoyed learning about how it all came about but I was hoping for a little more. I wanted more stories from the filming. Still a good read for any fan if the show.

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Christine11
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Finished this one in the lazy post Christmas dinner hours and I really enjoyed it. It‘s nothing mind blowing or deep but if you love Friends then it‘s a fun way to spend a few hours! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

SailorMoon It's in my must-read list!!! I grew up with Friends and I am so eager to learn something new about the show! 10mo
Christine11 @elenangiolini I think you‘ll enjoy the book then! I found all the stuff about the casting process really interesting 😊 10mo
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DebinHawaii
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Had about 15 quiet minutes on the way to work this morning for coffee, a honey-pistachio croissant & a couple of chapters of one of my current non-fiction reads. Working a half-day Christmas Eve, then heading home to hang out with Max.🐱Keeping it low-key this holiday as the week's leading up to it have been crazy. Hope you all having a good day no matter what you are doing.❤️💚💙

CoverToCoverGirl Merry Christmas to you and Max! 11mo
LauraBeth I feel like I haven‘t seen Max in forever - wishing you both a Merry Christmas 💕 11mo
DebinHawaii @CoverToCoverGirl Thank you! Merry Christmas to you! 🎄❤️ 11mo
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DebinHawaii @LauraBeth Neither of us have been around Litsy much but I'll get a pic of him up soon. Merry Christmas to you and the gang! 💚❤️ 11mo
TNbookworm Merry Christmas to you and Max🎄 11mo
LisaJo Low key for me too. Merry Christmas to you and Max. 🎄📚 11mo
DebinHawaii @TNbookworm Thank you! 😻Merry Christmas! 11mo
DebinHawaii @LisaJo Nothing wrong with low key. Have a relaxing day. 🎄📚 11mo
BethFishReads Hope your holiday is WONDERFUL 11mo
Bookzombie Merry Christmas to you and Max! 🎅🏻🎄💗 11mo
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Christine11
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This one‘s good so far - it makes for light and fun Christmas reading!
What is everyone up to today? 🎄🌟🎄

jhod 🎄🎄🎄💖💖 11mo
Christine11 @jhod 😘🎄💛 I hope you‘re having a lovely Christmas Eve Eve! 11mo
Bklover I‘m going to have to check out that book! Today I‘m supposed to wrap every single gift that I haven‘t wrapped- that means all of them. 😳. Running out of time!! ⌛️ 11mo
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jhod Travelling to Cumbria (am on the Edinburgh train actually!) So getting lots of reading in. Hope you are too! 😘😘 11mo
JaneyWaneyB I've got this on my TBR pile it arrived the other day. I'm looking forward to reading it. Hope you're having a good reading day 😁 11mo
Christine11 @Bklover It‘s a really enjoyable read so far - lots of interesting info! Good luck with all the wrapping - I hope it doesn‘t take too long! 🎄💛 11mo
Christine11 @JaneyWaneyB I‘m really enjoying it - I hope you do too! I hope you‘re having a good reading day too and that you have a lovely Christmas! 💛🎄 11mo
JaneyWaneyB @Christine11 got a bit of reading in whilst travelling up to see my 94 year old Nanny Bet. Have an amazing Christmas and a Happy New Year 😁🎅🎄😊 11mo
Christine11 @JaneyWaneyB That sounds lovely! You have a fantastic Christmas and New Year too! 💛💛 11mo
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Christine11
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1. Got to be Friends
2. Lots of family events and seeing friends!
3. Autobiographies or biographies?
4. If I‘m doing anything other than sleeping at 6am then I will be very grumpy! 😅
5. I would love an overlocker sewing machine!
@MinDea #HumpDayPost

Christine11 Thank you @Itchyfeetreader ! I‘ve actually read that one already and absolutely loved it! It‘s such a fantastic read 😊 11mo
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Christine11 @Doughtah I love Russian history so will definitely check this one out! Thank you! 😊 11mo
SailorMoon Couldn't agree more!!! I keep on re-watching (and binge-watching!!!) Friends on Netflix like there's not tomorrow 🤣 and I am a seamstress and pattern maker so I know how you feel when you say you want a new sewing machine ❤ 10mo
Christine11 @elenangiolini Friends just never stops being funny does it? It must be great making patterns - I‘m trying to get better at the whole sewing thing! 💛 10mo
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