Friends to the End: The True Value of Friendship

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Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2004 - Family & Relationships - 120 pages
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In Friends to the End, I have tried to address some of the profound and amusing aspects of friendship in a way that offers pause for thought and more than a few reasons to laugh out loud. I hope this little book helps us all appreciate those people in our lives whom we both adore and sometimes want to strangle, but at the end of the day, we simply couldn't live without--our friends." --Bradley Trevor Grieve

Friends and life. Life and friends. The two are so tightly interwoven it's impossible to imagine one being remotely worthwhile without the other. As Bradley Trevor Greive points out, "There are very few truly solitary creatures on this planet. And most of them have serious personal hygiene issues."

What makes friends so special? What does our choice of friends say about us? What sparks the best friendships and keeps them burning? In Friends to the End: The True Value of Friendship, BTG uses his trademark witty narrative illustrated with irresistible animal photos to explore the daily magic we experience through our friends. Best described as a cross between his famously successful Dear Mom and The Blue Day Book, Friends to the End examines themes such as why we can't live without friends, how great friendships grow from humble beginnings, how to identify different types of friendship, what to do when good friends turn bad, and why it's all so worthwhile.

"When I think back to all the really great or the horrendously bad times in my life," says BTG, "I can't help but think about how my friends made the former all the more enjoyable and the latter at least survivable. I want this book to help people appreciate friendship for all it is and all it can be.

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I find your books very warm and meaningful. Photos are great. I would like to know the background on the photo of rabbits locked down by their heads. I see electrical wires hanging in the background. Very often fur bearing animals undergo anal electrocution in order not to damage their fur which is used to make coats, toys, etc. I find this image very disturbing.  

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About the author (2004)

New York Times best-selling author Bradley Trevor Greive, author of the modern classic The Blue Day Book, is a household name in 35 countries. His seven prior books have won awards worldwide and sold more than 10 million copies. Born in Australia, Bradley spent most of his childhood living in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, and Singapore. A graduate of Australia's Royal Military College, he served as a paratroop platoon commander before leaving the army to pursue more creative misadventures. Also an award-winning artist, cartoonist, poet, toy designer, screenwriter, inventor, and qualified cosmonaut, Bradley lives mostly in Sydney, Australia.

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