Tiny book - 2 3/4 by 3 1/4 by 1/2 inches - full of famous quotes about friendship, many of them very observant, some funny. The right size to be a Christmas ornament if you put some red yarn in the back cover.
From the introduction:
Who knows us better than our friends? Friends share with us, count on us, and comfort us. They improve the quality of our lives, raise our spiritual standard of living, and are not too polite to tell us when we have a bit of thread dangling from one sleeve.
When we're with them, we don't have to dress up, or put out the guest towels, or even finish our sentences. Friends know us better than that.
Through the quotations in this book, some of the world's greatest writers, artists, thinkers, and leaders - from Jane Austen to J.D. Salinger, and from Margaret Mead to Mao Tse-tung - express their views on friendship. They embrace its sweetness, respect its scarcity, and occasionally pucker at its tang.
Each Friendship is unique, but the need for friends and the pleasures of friendship are universal.