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Build and strengthen close, authentic friendships with Gina Handley Schmitt's kind, expert help.
Build and strengthen close, authentic friendships with Gina Handley Schmitt's kind, expert help.
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    Just the ebook

    A digital edition of Friending, emailed to you. You'll have options for epub, kindle, and pdf. No physical book is shipped at this level!

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    Just the book

    One paperback copy of Friending, mailed to you.

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    Book and poster of the cover

    Get a paperback copy of friending, plus a poster of Cecilia Granata's gorgeous cover art, minus the text. They'll ship separately -- the book in an envelope and the poster in a tube to keep it safe.

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    Befriend Yourself

    At this level, you'll get a copy of Friending, plus the book Coping Skills and two zines—on Self-Compassion and Emotional Freedom Technique—all designed to help you slow your emotional roll and show up peaceably for yourself and your friends when things get hard.

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    One book for you, one for a friend

    Get two copies of Friending, mailed to you. If you'd like one book mailed to you and a second book mailed directly to a friend, add $4 if your friend's address is in the US, $16 for Canada, and $21 for anywhere else in the world. (We know, those international rates are outrageous! We'd change that for you if we could.)

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    Friendship to prisoners

    Get a copy of Friending for yourself, and we'll also send two copies to prison libraries as part of our Books for Prisoners program.

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    I Love Workbooks

    Workbooks!!!!! You'll get a copy of Friending at this level—it has workbook pages with every chapter for you to fill in. And then you can further revel in interactivity with one each of every other workbook we've published: the ones made to accompany Unf*ck Your Brain, Intimacy, and Anger, plus the workbooks that go with A People's Guide to Publishing and From Chaos to Creativity. And we'll send you an Open Your Heart blank book too for your freestyle notes.

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    Mental Health Power Pack

    Being able to be real with your friends is one of the best supports for mental health there is! These books will help, too, when times get rough. You'll get a copy of Friending, plus Coping Skills, This is Your Brain on Anxiety, This is Your Brain on Depression, and How Not to Kill Yourself.

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    Relationships Overhaul

    Friendship is just one kind of intimate relationship, and you end up using a lot of the same skills in all of them. If you're looking to work on your partnership, marriage, or dating life as well as your friendships, this reward level is for you. It contains: Friending, Consensuality, Unf*ck Your Intimacy, Unf*ck Your Adulting, Defriending, and the friendships and relationships issuee of the How to Human with Autism zine, which is full of good wisdom for everyone.

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    Friendspiration

    Books centering the power of friendship! Including Friending, of course, as well as Cambodian Grrrl, Invincible Summer 1 and 2, Juggalo Country, Indestructible, Xtra Tuff, Sick, and Scam!

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    Friendship Circle: 10 books!

    At this level, you'll receive TEN paperback copies of Friending. Perfect for prolific frienders, book clubs, little free librarians, and people who really want to spread the friendship love.

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    Lots of Friendship for Prisoners

    A copy of Friending for yourself, plus we'll send 10 copies to prison libraries as part of our Books for Prisoners program. Thank you!

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    All the books and zines

    A paperback copy of Friending, plus one copy each of all the books and zines offered in other rewards! That's a big stack of good reading. Enjoy and thank you!

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    One book for you, one for a friend

    Get two copies of Friending, mailed to you. If you'd like one book mailed to you and a second book mailed directly to a friend, add $4 if your friend's address is in the US, $16 for Canada, and $21 for anywhere else in the world. (We know, those international rates are outrageous! We'd change that for you if we could.)

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