September 7, 2017

Anna Faris’ new book Unqualified is set to come out on October 24th and the book is described as a hilarious, advice-filled memoir.

“Anna Faris has advice for you. And it’s great advice, because she’s been through it all, and she wants to tell you what she’s learned. After surviving an awkward childhood (when she bribed the fastest boy in the third grade with ice cream), navigating dating and marriage in Hollywood, and building a podcast around romantic advice, Anna has plenty of lessons to share: Advocate for yourself. Know that there are wonderful people out there and that a great relationship is possible. And, finally, don’t date magicians.”

If the relationship part makes you cringe a bit, you’re in good company. Anna Faris and Chris Pratt recently announced their separation after eight years of marriage and one son together. Despite the awkward timing of the book release, Anna Faris does give some good advice. An essay from her book was previewed in Cosmopolitan where she addresses the importance of female friendships.

“In my 20s, I thought it was cool to say I was a guys’ girl. I didn’t realize until later how lame I sounded, bragging as though having a lot of girlfriends was a bad thing. Back then, I thought that having the approval of my stoner guy friends was of greater value than having the approval of beautiful blonde sorority girls, so I touted my male friends as if my association with them spoke to how cool I really was. I was selling my own gender down the river, and I wasn’t even getting any fulfillment from the relationships with those dudes.”

You’d imagine that Chris Pratt and Anna Faris were the ultimate besties in their marriage, but Anna points out that wasn’t the case.

“I was once told that I didn’t need a tight group of girlfriends because Chris should be my best friend. But I never bought that. The idea of your mate being your best friend — it’s overhyped. I really believe that your partner serves one purpose and each friend serves another. There’s the friend you confess things to and the friend with whom you do the listening. Or this is the person I talk to when I’m feeling lonely and sad, this is the person I talk to about work shit, and this is the friend I’m still in touch with because we grew up together.”

Do you agree with Anna Faris or do you think your lover should be your best friend?


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