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Six marriages. Six heartbreaks. One shared beginning.

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Why is adult friendship valuable? It helps people make better judgments, because “so much of friendship is thinking through problems together.” And people, knowing they are being observed by friends, “become better versions of themselves.”

I kept thinking of the Saturday Night Widows as I read this, especially the part about how to make friends: take on challenging activities together – and leave plenty of time for long meals!

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/19/opinion/david-brooks-there-are-social-and-political-benefits-to-having-friends.html?hpw&rref=opinion&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=HpHedThumbWell&module=well-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well&_r=0



There Are Social and Political Benefits to Having Friends
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Fri 1pm

Authors, art AND lunch. If you live near Allentown, Pa., I hope you’ll join me for my talk at the annual fundraising luncheon for the Allentown Art Museum on October 3. Fiction authors Amor Towles and Chris Pavone will be speaking, too, about how writers do what we do, while I hold down the nonfiction end.
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Society of the Arts
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The Society of the Arts (SOTA) is a non-profit women’s service organization. Our purpose is to work with and actively support the Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley. SOTA members dedicate thousands of volunteer hours each year to the Museum. We give tours and visit schools, help with children…

Thu 5pm

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