The author did a great job examining all aspects of friendship, using personal examples of his own experiences and using examples from literature. It is a delightful read, it was entertaining and I looked forward to relaxing and reading more of it each day. All areas of friendship are examined with the eye of a professor, friendships between wife and husband, long distance friendships, friendships between the opposite sex, inter racial friendships, etc. The author examines what history and literature has to tell us from Plato, aristotle, Montaigne, Mark Twain, Nietzche, etc. You will leave this book understanding that friendship, while at times is demanding, it is one of life's greatest pleasures and well worth any inconvience and effort.