Text Me When You Get Home by Kayleen Schaefer

Text Me When You Get Home

From Girls to Parks and Recreation to Bridesmaids, the female friendship has taken an undeniable front seat in pop culture. Text Me When You Get Home is a personal and sociological perspective - and ultimately a celebration - of the evolution of the modern female friendship.Kayleen Schaefer has experienced (and occasionally, narrowly survived) most every iteration of the modern female friendship. First there was the mean girl cliques of the '90s;...


Details Text Me When You Get Home

TitleText Me When You Get Home
Author
Release DateFeb 6th, 2018
PublisherPenguin Audio
LanguageEnglish
GenreNonfiction, Feminism
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Reviews Text Me When You Get Home

  • Kelsey
    1970-01-01
    Rarely in recent memory have I had such strong feelings about a book, both positive and negative. While reading, I kept texting a friend of mine to tell her about the various anecdotes and stories laid out in this book, sometimes in frustration, and sometimes in joy. If nothing else, this book is compelling.The author, Kayleen Schaefer, does an excellent job of weaving her own memories and stories of her friends in with an exploration of female f...
  • Lisa
    1970-01-01
    Kayleen Schaefer has written an interesting and heartfelt analysis of female friendships and its significance. She uses both real life and fictional accounts to demonstrate her points, which include the judgments passed on female friendships, as well as the growing trend of women choosing to rely mainly on friends instead of husbands/spouses. The stories make you feel good and remind you of the positive ways that women exist without men. Unfortun...
  • Bri (girlwithabookblog.com)
    1970-01-01
    Text Me When You Get Home's title is based off of how lady friends will often end an in person hang out by telling each other to "text me when you get home," like a subtle "I love you" and acknowledgment of the potential for danger that lurks beneath any women's experience moving from one place to another. As someone who does this regularly with my friends, I LOVED the premise of this book (anecdote: I also paid more attention to how my friends r...
  • Shigufa Saleheen
    1970-01-01
    I got this galley over the weekend, finished it within the day, and then immediately sent ‘I LOVE YOU!!’ texts to all of my best friends. Like, think of your closest girlfriends. The ones that immediately pop into mind, the ones that have been with your through everything, the ones that just thinking of them makes you feel an overwhelming wave of love. This book is 298 straight pages of that exact amazing feeling! It was a day of reading and ...
  • Hanna
    1970-01-01
    4.5 ⭐'s. This book was so uplifting! As someone who typically opts for more dystopia or informative & infuriating nonfiction, it was a great change of pace. I loved learning about the historical contexts of female friendships. It was super interesting to see how the significance of female friendships has altered throughout history due to different societal norms. My only complaint is that it felt a bit heteronormative and didn't venture much in...
  • Megan Mann
    1970-01-01
    “They are our advocates, who, no matter what, make us feel like we won’t fail. They are the people who will struggle with us and who will stay with us. They are who we text when we get home.”This is an entire book about the power of female friendship. There were moments where I was screaming, “I DO THAT TOO!” Or “okay, whew. Thought we were the only ones.” And there were moments where I welled up thinking about certain friends and h...
  • Sarah Ames-Foley
    1970-01-01
    01/18/2018Relatively fun read, but lacking in direction. RTC.
  • Shigufa Saleheen
    1970-01-01
    I got this e-galley over the weekend, finished it within the day, and then immediately sent ‘I LOVE YOU!!’ texts to all of my best friends. Like, think of your closest girlfriends. The ones that immediately pop into mind, the ones that have been with your through everything, the ones that just thinking of them makes you feel an overwhelming wave of love. This book is 298 straight pages of that exact amazing feeling! It was a day of reading an...
  • Heidi
    1970-01-01
    "Text me when you get home" is a phrase unique to the female experience which makes it the perfect title for this book about female friendship. As author Kayleen Schaefer points out, when a female friend asks you to text them when you get home it means they can identify with the fear of being female. It means they care about you. It means they love you. It's that love that Kayleen is focusing on. The kind of love that you can only get through fem...
  • Betsy Kipnis
    1970-01-01
    Ugh. This book was a complete waste of time. The author is self indulgent and weaves her fantastic state of friendship affairs in and out of historic discusssion of the evolution of feminine friendship as represented on television. I readto avoid television and reading this book is like watching all the television. Shows I’ve avoided (sans Sex In The City). The author/s replay way too much of the episodes and premise and this hardly reads as a ...
  • Amanda Brill
    1970-01-01
    I really enjoyed reading this book and told everyone who stood next me longer than 5 minutes about this book. Going into detail about how friendship between female friends have changed over the decades was thought-provoking and incredibly interesting. The Pros: The way Kayleen Schaefer writes had just a nice flow and rhythm and I was deeper into the book than I thought on more than one occasion. I really enjoyed her own stories mingled in with th...
  • Rhonda Lomazow
    1970-01-01
    A look at female friendships the simple words text me when you get home carries so much.The loving caring emotional prortective feelings women use.Women friendships described through fictional and real life situations is a wonderful read a book that reminded me of all my special female friends.Would make great book club discussion.Thanks at #Dutton & Net Galley for advance copy.