SHE MATTERS is an antidote to the typical book on female friendship: it is honest and rigorous where others are sentimental. SHE MATTERS explores the intensities, subtleties, and frailties of friendships between women through Sonnenberg’s reflections on her own powerful and intimate relationships. The early part of the book is devoted to development and missteps, including some friendships that lasted only a few months or a year but were nevertheless psychologically significant. Later, Sonnenberg focuses on complex and enduring relationships as she delves deeper into the ambiguities of connection.
“As much as we cherish the men in our lives, we need women to confide in, to vent to and to fashion ourselves after. For Sonnenberg, these friendships provide ways to try on and discard identities; they also provide the lenses through which she views herself and comes to understand love, loyalty and betrayal.”--New York Times Book Review