I'll Be There for You by Kelsey Miller

I'll Be There for You

When Friends debuted in 1994, no one anticipated the sensation it would become. Through its decade-long run, the show maintained an uncanny connection to its audience, who saw it both as a reflection of their own lives and an aspirational escape from reality. I’ll Be There for You is a deep dive into Friends history and lore, exploring all aspects of the show, from its unlikely origins to the societal conditions that amplified its success. Jour...

Details I'll Be There for You

TitleI'll Be There for You
Release DateOct 23rd, 2018
PublisherHanover Square Press
GenreNonfiction, Audiobook, Culture, Pop Culture

Reviews I'll Be There for You

  • Julie
    I’ll Be There for You: The One About Friends by Kelsey Miller is a 2018 Hanover Square publication. So no one told you life was gonna be this wayYour job's a joke, you're brokeYour love life's D.O.AIt's like you're always stuck in second gearWhen it hasn't been your day, your week, your monthOr even your year, butI'll be there for youWhen this book started showing up on my Goodreads feed sometime back in the fall of 2018, I immediately thought ...
  • Brina
    Yesterday culminated a hectic week in my life as I celebrated my son’s bar mitzvah. In need of a book that did not require much brain power, I was drawn to a new book about the Friends television that I have seen circulating around my goodreads feed. Friends is one of the few television shows that my husband and I watch other than live sports. More than ten years past its last episode air date, the show is still good for a half hour of laughs. ...
  • Kristy K
    “The thing that mattered most about Friends was right there in that simple, one-word, unambiguous title.”I watch the complete series of Friends at least once a year. More if a major event or life catastrophe happens. There’s something about it I can’t quite pinpoint, but it makes me feel calmer, like everything will be okay even if real life is a complete disaster right now. “Some things don’t change. Friends is a reminder of that, an...
  • Evie
    I wanted to read this book when I first found out about it, but I won't. Why? B/c I LOVE Friends, and having read some of the reviews changed my mind. I don't want some SJW bullshit.My bf and I always say this show couldn't be made today. Why does "diversity" have to be forced all the damn time? Why can't 6 white people be friends without someone bitching about it? There is NOT homophobia. They just bust on Chandler. Doesn't anyone know how to ra...
  • Melania 🍒
    4,25/5Full disclosure :I am crazy about Friends. For a long time now this series was my refuge and my security blanket when dealing with anxiety and life in general. So when I’ve heard a new book about Friends is coming up I was over the top happy. I’ve previously read articles and watched interviews with and about the cast and directors and I’m happy to say that not a lot of information that I’ve personally found on the internet was on t...
  • Steven
    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.I don't read a lot of non-fiction, but I had to request this one. I adore the show FRIENDS! It's one of my favorite shows of all time, and this book really reinforced why I feel that way. It's got a timeless quality and delves into the feelings of what it means to have a framily when your family disappoints.This book doesn't make it all appear to b...
  • Iryna *Book and Sword*
    I was quite excited about this one. Mainly because I'm a big Friends fan - when I say I watched the TV show 20 times, I really mean 20 times. At least. Although every time I re-watch it I find something else that's problematic which I haven't noticed the first time. Which is totally fine, because the times back then and right now were so, so different. I also felt like reading some non-fiction so this was perfect timing. So why such low rating? B...
  • Lindsey Hresko
    You Should Read This Book If:-You love nostalgia and want to prance down memory lane with people who can drop Friends inside jokes as frequently as you can.-You want a well-researched look at the writing, casting, and those highly-publicized salary negotiations. -You’re into pop culture phenomenons. Because Friends definitely is one.Kelsey Miller loves Friends in the way that I do. Soothed by those TBS reruns and able to easily ramble off some ...
  • Josh
    I'll Be There for You: The One about Friends by Kelsey Miller is a book reflecting on one of the most popular US television shows at turn at of the millennium. Despite promising to delve into the behind-the-scenes making of the show, the book never even addresses basic questions about the show. For example, why is each show titled "The One about BLANK"? There are very few interviews with the support staff involved in the show which limits the boo...
  • Britany
    This was like drinking a tall glass of fat!! ... just a vanilla milkshake with chicken bits floating in it... Ah the nostalgia! I am a HUGE Friends fan, I owned all the DVDs in high school and have been re-watching them over and over again. Now, that the reruns are on TV, I've set my DVR to record them so I can watch a few episodes to fall asleep to every single night. I love the camaraderie and the collaboration that this group of actors brought...