Thank You to Prospect Park Books for providing me with an advanced copy of The Satellite Sisters' You're the Best: A Celebration of Friendship, in exchange for an honest review.
PLOT - The Dolan sisters (Lian, Liz, Julie, Monica and Sheila) have made a name for themselves via their highly successful blog, podcast and column for O Magazine, under the moniker: The Satellite Sisters. In their latest book, You're the Best: A Celebration of Friendship, the sisters dispense wisdom and tell stories involving a variety of topics, including friendship, relationships, and living to the fullest at every stage in life.
LIKE - You're the Best is short and sweet. I devoured it in a single sitting. I read a digital copy, but I envision this being the type of book that would be more of a hardcopy purchase to give as a gift.
Although a majority of You're the Best is written by the Satellite Sisters, they have also included chapters by their "Second Generation Satellite Sisters", which include their children and daughter-in-laws. This provided a greater range of ages and perspectives, a welcome addition to the book.
My familiarity with the Satellite Sisters is through their O Magazine column. What they do in both the column and in You're the Best, is they create a warmth. As a reader, I feel like another friend, having coffee and discussing life. I think this ability to make the reader feel included, is a huge part of their success.
DISLIKE- Several parts of the book included lists. One example, is the Satellite Sisters wrote a list of people that they would like to have as a "Fictional Friend"'; which included famous people (living and dead) and fictional characters. Although the lists were fun, they also seemed like filler to pad out the book.
RECOMMEND- Yes. The holidays are coming and you can save a lot of time shopping, if you buy this book for all of your female friends! You're the Best is a heart-warming and uplifting book, that many women will treasure.