I Know How You Feel: The Joy and Heartbreak of Friendship in Women’s Lives Audiobook, by F. Diane Barth Play Audiobook Sample

I Know How You Feel: The Joy and Heartbreak of Friendship in Women’s Lives Audiobook

I Know How You Feel: The Joy and Heartbreak of Friendship in Women’s Lives Audiobook, by F. Diane Barth Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Erin Bennett Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 4.83 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.63 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: February 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781538511503

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Longest Chapter Length:

12:58 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

01:26 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

05:18 minutes

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Publisher Description

An expert’s rich exploration of the intense, complicated landscape of women’s friendships

“Do I have enough friends?” “Why did my friendship end?” and “What makes a good friendship work?”

These are questions that F. Diane Barth, a psychotherapist widely recognized for her expertise in women’s relationships, fields all the time. In I Know How You Feel, she draws out engaging stories from a lively and diverse cast of women, many of whom speak about feelings they haven’t shared before. She explores how life changes affect women’s friendships in subtle and not-so-subtle ways. Interweaving examples from classic women’s literature to chick flicks, she provides grounded advice on how to manage betrayal and rejection, how to deal with a narcissistic or bossy friend, what to do when your best friend and your family don’t get along, how to let go of a friendship that has stopped working, and much more. A timely, empathetic guide for women in their twenties to their sixties and beyond.

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“The mature character of narrator Erin Bennett’s voice adds authority to the author’s insights…With Bennett’s personal engagement making these truths even more compelling, this is an audio that will help people of all ages stay connected to others in spite of the obstacles. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

— AudioFile 


  • “Barth’s engaging guide introduces readers to many types of women and ideas and contains timely advice for anyone who wants to befriend a woman.”

    — Library Journal
  • “A friendly, supportive guide for navigating relationships.”

    — Kirkus Reviews
  • “Eye-opening and essential reading for anyone trying to build—or maintain—a strong social circle.”

    — BookPage
  • “In I Know How You Feel, Diane Barth refuses easy assumptions and definitions about women’s friendships. The result is a gorgeous and vital exploration of the landscape of women’s desire, capacity, and essential need for connection with other women.”

    — Victoria Redel, author of Before Everything
  • "I Know How You Feel is a smart, perceptive, and complex study of women’s friendships and how they enhance, color in, and shape our lives.”

    — Susan Shapiro, author of Unhooked
  • “Diane Barth’s chapter on loss and rejection is incredibly insightful. I found it especially helpful in thinking about past relationships that didn’t seem to have a proper end.”

    — Gabourey Sidibe, author of This Is Just My Face
  • “Diane Barth helps us honor the richness, the joys, the everyday sustenance women’s friendships give, as well as the complications and difficulties these intimate friendships can engender. A smart guide for women of all ages.”

    — Susie Orbach, author of Fat Is a Feminist Issue


  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

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About F. Diane Barth

F. Diane Barth has worked as a psychotherapist in New York City for more than three decades. Her much-read Psychology Today blog is often on the subject of women’s friendships.

About Erin Bennett

Erin Bennett is an Earphones Award–winning narrator and a stage actress who played Carlie Roberts in the BBC radio drama Torchwood: Submission. She can be heard on several video games. Regional theater appearances include the Intiman, Pasadena Playhouse, Arizona Theatre Company, A Noise Within, Laguna Playhouse, and the Getty Villa. She trained at Boston University and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.