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I'll Be There For You
I'll Be There For You: The One About Friends | Kelsey Miller
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This definitive retrospective of Friends incorporates interviews, history and behind-the-scenes anecdotes to offer a critical analysis of how a sitcom about six twentysomethings changed television forever This definitive retrospective of Friends incorporates interviews, history and behindthescenes anecdotes to offer a critical analysis of how a sitcom about six twentysomethings changed television forever When Friends debuted in 1994, no one expected it to become a mainstay of NBC's Must See TV lineup, let alone a global phenomenon. In the years since, Friends has gone through many phases of cultural relevancy, from primetime hit to '90s novelty item to certified classic. Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Joey and Phoebe have entered the pantheon of great television characters, and millions of people around the globe continue to tune in or stream their stories every day. I'll Be There for You is the definitive retrospective of Friends, exploring all aspects of the show from its unlikely origins to the elusive reasons why we still watch it. Journalist and pop culture expert Kelsey Miller relives the show's most iconic moments, analyses the ways in which Friends is occasionally problematic and examines the many trends it inspired, from the rise of coffeeshop culture to Friendsgivings to the ultimate '90s haircut, The Rachel. Weaving incisive commentary, revelatory interviews and behindthescenes anecdotes involving highprofile guest stars, I'll Be There for You is the most comprehensive take on Friends, and the ultimate book for fans everywhere.
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Thank you Elizabeth!! I love the bookmark and I have been watching Friends all day!! Can‘t wait to read it! And thank you for your friendship ❤️

#LitsyLove

rjsthumbelina I have the same bookmark! ❤️ It 13mo
Crazeedi Great bookmark!! 13mo
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ShelleyBooksie That bookmark personifies me - lol ♡♡ 13mo
Deblovestoread That bookmark gets all the 🌟🌟🌟 13mo
AkashaVampie @ShelleyBooksie same here hun... tired mama here!!! Haha 13mo
Elizabeth2 Yay! Love you, girlie! You bring sunshine wherever you are. ❤️⭐️ 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Elizabeth2 love you too! So thankful for your friendship ❤️ 13mo
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OriginalCyn620
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Caught my favorite Christmas episode of Friends today! The Holiday Armadillo never gets old. 🤣

#wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs 6 pts

BethM I‘ve never seen that lol. 14mo
OriginalCyn620 Oh, you should @BethM! It‘s hilarious! 14mo
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OriginalCyn620
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Throughout the day, I managed to watch 10 holiday episodes - 2 Friends and 8 Teen Titans Go! And yes, I‘m a grown-ass woman who loves Teen Titans, please don‘t judge! 😂

#mistletoemaniacs #wintergames2021
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5feet.of.fury Love Teen Titans! 14mo
Clwojick Awesome! ❤️💚❤️ 14mo
Addison_Reads I had never watched Teen Titans Go until my nephew asked me to watch with him. I love it. 💚 14mo
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Martta
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Pickpick

I loved this! It was like watching a new episode of Friends. It had some new information about the series for me as well. 😊

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Martta
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After reading invisible women and starting 1794 I just needed something really easy to listen to. This felt like a good choice. I'm so happy to learn that it's not only me who treat Friends as "comfort food". ???

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mavey
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The One Where They Get Back Together!!

Cannot believe this is finally happening!

OriginalCyn620 Me too! So excited! 🤗 2y
Arvena Can't wait! 2y
Cazxxx So excited! 2y
mavey @OriginalCyn620 @Arvena @Cazxxx YASSS!! It is finally happening! 2y
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OriginalCyn620
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Watched 6 holiday episodes of Friends this afternoon!
#wintergames2020 #merryreaders 30+1=31pts

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love Friends!!! 2y
Lovesbooks87 I got my parents hooked on Friends while I was off for a month earlier this year. We watched the holiday episodes on TBS today! 2y
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OriginalCyn620
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The Holiday Armadillo will never not be funny! 🤣
#wintergames2020 #merryreaders 5+1=6pts

Lovesbooks87 I have this on a shirt! 2y
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Laughterhp
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#BookReport
Tagged was probably my favorite book I read this week. I didn‘t want to put it down because I was fascinated by the information.
Finished 4 books.

Started Eloquent Rage on audio. And I‘m currently in that weird mood that I don‘t know what I feel like reading. None of the books I‘m “supposed to read” to June are appealing to me.

#WeeklyForecast - At this point who knows 🤷🏻‍♀️I‘ll figure it out as the week goes on.

Cinfhen Yea, I‘ve been pretty off with my own forecasting 😜still finding plenty to read!!! 3y
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Laughterhp
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This book was so comforting to read. I have so many memories watching Friends since I was 12 years old. This was a great behind the scenes take on a time period that I didn‘t know the drama because I was born to 10 😂 in the 90s.

I would recommend this book to anyone interested in Friends.

#SummerFun - Book on TBR over 6 months
#JoysofJune #Readathon - Book 3 finished

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 3y
StayCurious I think I need to read this! 3y
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Laughterhp
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I don‘t know why it took me so long to start this book. This is just what I needed right now. A book about one of my favorite TV shows, that I haven‘t been able to watch at all in 2020. (No cable and don‘t have HBO Max because who needs another subscription service).

Just reading about Friends behind the scenes is comforting.

Lovesbooks87 I have this but I haven‘t read it yet. When I heard they were taking it off Netflix I bought it on blu ray when amazon had it on sale! 3y
Laughterhp @Lovesbooks87 I‘ve seen it on sale on Amazon, but we really want a digital copy so we can watch them anywhere, but it‘s sooo expensive! 3y
Lovesbooks87 @Laughterhp I understand that. I may have also got HBO MAX too! 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ 3y
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Laughterhp @Lovesbooks87 How is it? I may eventually get it if I get rid of Netflix because it does have a few shows that I love. 3y
Catherine_Willoughby @Lovesbooks87 is Netflix removing due to the #BlackLivesMatters movement? Saw the Creators/Producers apologized for having no African American Representation ? show . It had Italian, Jew , Single Parenting, Surrogacy, Smoking, Drugs, Lesbian Relationship/Parenting, divorce and Adoption. That is a lot of "serious" issues of the time to be represented on a 24 minute comedy Sketch show. Wasnt there an African American Gf ? Ross? 3y
Lovesbooks87 @Catherine_Willoughby it hasn‘t been on Netflix in the US since January 1st they took it off to move it to HBO MAX. 3y
Catherine_Willoughby @Lovesbooks87 okay. Its on UK/Ireland Netflix . HBO max will not operate here. BSKYB get the exclusive rights to HBO/Showtime premieres and comedy show (Last week tonight with John Oliver & GOT repeats) 3y
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OriginalCyn620
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Hi, @cleoh ... hope your meeting this morning went well, and the rest of your day too! I went to Target to buy some snacks and milk, and found this game, which sounds fun! I love Friends (and so does my teenager) and thought it‘d be fun for me and the girls to play while we‘re home! 😊
#IsolationInteractions

cleoh My day was just fine! I stayed home and managed to finish one of my reads, which is always exciting. I love Friends too! My sister got me a similar trivia game for Christmas and it was tons of fun ☺️ 3y
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OriginalCyn620
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Just watched The One With the Holiday Armadillo...so funny! 🤣🎄🎅🏻
#holidayepisode #wintergames #teamnutcracker 6pts

MoonWitch94 Such a classic 3y
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MumWhoLovesToRead
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I am a big friends fan so this was an amazing read

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OriginalCyn620
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Not a bad reading month for September! I also have been trying to focus more on self-care, including meditation and signing up for Noom to help me break some bad eating habits and drop a few pounds. Plus, I had a fantastic trip to New York! It was a great month overall! #selfimprovementsept #selfreflectionseptstats

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🎊📚❤️ 3y
Ddzmini How did you like Billy Idols book ? 3y
OriginalCyn620 @Ddzmini I liked it! He‘s a good writer. I mean, he writes songs, but a book is a totally different animal and it was well written. 3y
Ddzmini I‘m looking forward to reading it so I‘m happy you liked it 📖😋🙌🏽 3y
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OriginalCyn620
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Starting my Labor Day by reading this book about Friends, my favorite show ever! This month is the 25th anniversary of the show and in a couple of weeks, I‘ll be visiting the pop up shop in NYC. Seemed like the perfect time for this book!

MallenNC Fun! 3y
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Ruthiella
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My sister just gave me this book all about the TV show Friends 📺. Yes, the last season maybe should‘ve not happened but in general I loved the series and I love books like this😍. She also got me this thing to put on your thumb to help hold a book open. Pretty neat.

Lindy That is a neat tool. How do you like it? 3y
Ruthiella @Lindy It works well. But I have to remember to find it to use it! Like my reading glasses, it would be best if I had three or four scattered around the house for optimal access! (edited) 3y
Lindy @Ruthiella Ha! I know what you are talking about. 😉 3y
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Scochrane26
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I‘m a big fan of Friends, but I don‘t watch eps much anymore because I‘ve seen them all so many times. I remember being in college & grad school, watching with my own friends, the eps where Ross say Rachel‘s name at his wedding & learning that Rachel was pregnant. I related to Joey when he complained about everything changing because it was for me, too.
This is a good book for fans of Friends & makes me want to re-watch. Image is from a fave ep.

jen_the_scribe Friends is one of my favorite shows, and I've seen every episode a hundred times as well. I have this tradition of watching the Thanksgiving episodes the day before Thanksgiving as I prepare food lol. 3y
Scochrane26 @jen_the_scribe that‘s a cool tradition! 3y
kezzlou85 I love Friends too and now both of my girls love it. Always fun to hear one of them quote the show. 3y
Scochrane26 @kezzlou85 I think it‘s great that the next gen has found it. I know a lot of teens/ya who watch it because of Netflix. It‘s also a great history lesson for them—answering machines, clothes, early internet, etc. 3y
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Scochrane26
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Started a new #audiobook today (another I heard about on litsy) and took a pic of my front yard trees. I‘ve been struggling some this week with walking but got off the couch & went, so that‘s an accomplishment. I missed a few days of walking & have felt it the last 2. Also came to yoga tonight, which made me feel much better. #BFCr3
Goal change—I‘m adding 10 books onto the challenge. Already exceeded 6 books & not starting work for 2 more wks.

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OriginalCyn620
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Last night I spent some time in the ER because I somehow developed an abscess in my abdomen that had to be drained. And because that wasn‘t fun enough, my body also paired it with a skin infection. If you‘ve never had an abscess before, I do not recommend it! The upside is that I‘ll be doing a lot of reading for the next few days!

litenthusiast Oh no! I hope you feel better soon. Sending healing vibes your way. 💜 4y
Dragonfairykats Get better soon!!!!! 4y
CocoReads Yikes. Feel better soon. 4y
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JenReadsAlot Ugh sounds terrible. Hope you feel better soon! 4y
ValerieAndBooks I hope you‘re on the mend quickly! 4y
ravenlee 💗💗💗feel better! 4y
nelehelen Oh no! Hope you feel better soon. ♥️♥️♥️ 4y
Cortg Oh no! Take it easy and enjoy your reading time. 4y
Jas16 Oh no! Wishing you a speedy recovery 4y
EmilyM I'm sorry to hear this! Take care of yourself and hope you feel better soon! 4y
erzascarletbookgasm Feel better soon 4y
Karkar Hope you get to feeling better soon! 4y
kezzlou85 Feel better soon. 4y
AsYouWish Oh no!!! I hope you feel better soon!! Positive vibes being sent you way!! 4y
tjwill I hope this week is better and that you recover quickly! 4y
DGRachel Yikes! I hope it heals quickly! 4y
marleed On no! Get well soon! 4y
PaperbackPirate I hope you feel better soon! 4y
CarolynM Get well soon💐 4y
Slajaunie Wow! Hope you feel better. 4y
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kezzlou85
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Pickpick

An interesting read into how the show came about. There was some good facts and I enjoyed learning about how it all came about but I was hoping for a little more. I wanted more stories from the filming. Still a good read for any fan if the show.

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Christine11
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Finished this one in the lazy post Christmas dinner hours and I really enjoyed it. It‘s nothing mind blowing or deep but if you love Friends then it‘s a fun way to spend a few hours! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

SailorMoon It's in my must-read list!!! I grew up with Friends and I am so eager to learn something new about the show! 4y
Christine11 @elenangiolini I think you‘ll enjoy the book then! I found all the stuff about the casting process really interesting 😊 4y
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Had about 15 quiet minutes on the way to work this morning for coffee, a honey-pistachio croissant & a couple of chapters of one of my current non-fiction reads. Working a half-day Christmas Eve, then heading home to hang out with Max.🐱Keeping it low-key this holiday as the week's leading up to it have been crazy. Hope you all having a good day no matter what you are doing.❤️💚💙

CoverToCoverGirl Merry Christmas to you and Max! 4y
LauraBeth I feel like I haven‘t seen Max in forever - wishing you both a Merry Christmas 💕 4y
DebinHawaii @CoverToCoverGirl Thank you! Merry Christmas to you! 🎄❤️ 4y
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DebinHawaii @LauraBeth Neither of us have been around Litsy much but I'll get a pic of him up soon. Merry Christmas to you and the gang! 💚❤️ 4y
TNbookworm Merry Christmas to you and Max🎄 4y
LisaJo Low key for me too. Merry Christmas to you and Max. 🎄📚 4y
DebinHawaii @TNbookworm Thank you! 😻Merry Christmas! 4y
DebinHawaii @LisaJo Nothing wrong with low key. Have a relaxing day. 🎄📚 4y
BethFishReads Hope your holiday is WONDERFUL 4y
Bookzombie Merry Christmas to you and Max! 🎅🏻🎄💗 4y
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Christine11
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This one‘s good so far - it makes for light and fun Christmas reading!
What is everyone up to today? 🎄🌟🎄

jhod 🎄🎄🎄💖💖 4y
Christine11 @jhod 😘🎄💛 I hope you‘re having a lovely Christmas Eve Eve! 4y
Bklover I‘m going to have to check out that book! Today I‘m supposed to wrap every single gift that I haven‘t wrapped- that means all of them. 😳. Running out of time!! ⌛️ 4y
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jhod Travelling to Cumbria (am on the Edinburgh train actually!) So getting lots of reading in. Hope you are too! 😘😘 4y
JaneyWaneyB I've got this on my TBR pile it arrived the other day. I'm looking forward to reading it. Hope you're having a good reading day 😁 4y
Christine11 @Bklover It‘s a really enjoyable read so far - lots of interesting info! Good luck with all the wrapping - I hope it doesn‘t take too long! 🎄💛 4y
Christine11 @JaneyWaneyB I‘m really enjoying it - I hope you do too! I hope you‘re having a good reading day too and that you have a lovely Christmas! 💛🎄 4y
JaneyWaneyB @Christine11 got a bit of reading in whilst travelling up to see my 94 year old Nanny Bet. Have an amazing Christmas and a Happy New Year 😁🎅🎄😊 4y
Christine11 @JaneyWaneyB That sounds lovely! You have a fantastic Christmas and New Year too! 💛💛 4y
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Christine11
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1. Got to be Friends
2. Lots of family events and seeing friends!
3. Autobiographies or biographies?
4. If I‘m doing anything other than sleeping at 6am then I will be very grumpy! 😅
5. I would love an overlocker sewing machine!
@MinDea #HumpDayPost

Christine11 Thank you @Itchyfeetreader ! I‘ve actually read that one already and absolutely loved it! It‘s such a fantastic read 😊 4y
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Christine11 @Doughtah I love Russian history so will definitely check this one out! Thank you! 😊 4y
SailorMoon Couldn't agree more!!! I keep on re-watching (and binge-watching!!!) Friends on Netflix like there's not tomorrow 🤣 and I am a seamstress and pattern maker so I know how you feel when you say you want a new sewing machine ❤ 4y
Christine11 @elenangiolini Friends just never stops being funny does it? It must be great making patterns - I‘m trying to get better at the whole sewing thing! 💛 4y
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