Today is Galentine’s Day (thanks, Parks and Recreation!)—a day to recognize female friends. But I kind of want to call it Palentine’s Day, because sometimes a girl’s bestie is a guy. (And sometimes the guy doesn’t even want to sleep with her, nor she him.) So here’s to pals!
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Book: By Design
Main character: Emmie Brewster
- Trish, bestie since middle school
Bestie Boost: Provides ready supply of wine, sympathy, and advice when Emmie is distraught over her love life or career; also Trish’s family (husband, two sons) provide perspective (that having a husband and family doesn’t guarantee bliss, but instead instills a different type of chaos)
Sample advice: “Emmie, my darling, there’s something you’ve never understood about life. If you don’t like something, don’t put up with it—throw it out!”
- Avery, misguided blind date who became gay bestie instead
Bestie Boost: Another shoulder to cry on; love life serves as a reminder that Emmie should be trying to have way more fun than she is; lingerie fashion advisor
Sample advice: “If you don’t at least try on a leopard-print bra, the terrorists win.” Read the rest of this entry