How to be a good friend: Elizabeth Day shows us the way in new memoir

Book review

Elizabeth Day wasn’t just passionate about friendship, she was 'addicted to it'. Photo: Jenny Smith

Liadán Hynes

Laying yourself and your life bare for dissection, in order to further our general understanding and knowledge of humankind, is both a brave and generous act. It is what author Elizabeth Day – and host of podcasts How to Fail and Best Friend Therapy, – has done in her latest book, Friendaholic: Confessions of a Friendship Addict, a rigorous dissection of friendship, made largely through the lens of her own experiences, “a personal take.”