Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Book Preview: #1 I was lonely, and I wanted to be better friends with my local friends. I would contact them and set up get-togethers for tea, meals, or activities. It worked with a few people, but then Adrian started a business and all his time got sucked into it.#2 Making friends as an adult is difficult, and many people have given up trying. The price we pay for giving up is too high. As we age, we get more isolated from the people around us.#3 Starting over in a new city can be exciting, but it often means struggling to meet the basic human need for belonging and connection. It takes constant effort to make new friends and form positive connections, and results aren't guaranteed.#4 I spoke to people across a wide variety of ages, genders, ethnicities, and occupations. I heard stories of connection and disconnection, feelings of isolation and hopefulness, and struggles with achieving the kind of closeness that would let them feel like they know others deeply.