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Book Review: Friendfluence: The Surprising Ways Friends Make Us Who We Are by Carla Flora

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Friendfluence: The Surprising Ways Friends Make Us Who We Are by Carla Flora is an important work which outlines how people go about seeking friends. According to the author, friends are part of our identity. They make us who we are to some extent.

There are important defining characteristics of friends. For instance, they tend to be in close proximity. Friends care less about inequality than general affability. The author explains that having friends with a high grade point average can rub off in a positive way. Many times, friends choose friends like themselves.

Flora believes that there is an interpersonal similarity for people to be friends. In addition, the author finds that peer pressure is greater for teens because an important aspect of being a teen is fitting in with a peer group of people with common interests and characteristics.

The author believes that friends can expand social horizons. Feeling happy for friends when they do well is a sign of a high point in a relationship, as well as a strong connection. Conversely, feeling happy when friends do poorly is a sign of dysfunction as in behavior reversal.

Flora covers social media friendships and provides specific guidance on email acquaintances, as well as Facebook. Friendfluence by Carla Flora is an excellent book which places importance on finding and having good friends.

A strength of the work is that the author explains the defining characteristics of friends together with common interests and the domain of personal feelings, as well as interpersonal communications. This book will reinforce your own view of friendships and provide important guidance on strengthening these relationships.

Friendfluence is a very helpful guide for identifying and cultivating friendships in a variety of vital social contexts. The examples provided are pertinent and the book is well written.

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About Dr Joseph S Maresca

I've taught approx. 34 sections of collegiate courses including computer applications, college algebra, collegiate statistics, law, accounting, finance and economics. The experience includes service as a Board Director on the CPA Journal and Editor of the CPA Candidates Inc. Newsletter. In college, I worked as a statistics lab assistant. Manhattan College awarded a BS in an allied area of operations research. The program included courses in calculus, ordinary differential equations, probability, statistical inference, linear algebra , the more advanced operations research, price analysis and econometrics. Membership in the Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society was granted together with the degree. My experience includes both private account and industry. In addition, I've worked extensively in the Examinations Division of the AICPA from time to time. Recently, I passed the Engineering in Training Exam which consisted of 9 hours of examination in chemistry, physics, calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, probability/ statistics, fluids, electronics, materials science/structure of matter, mechanics, statics, thermodynamics, computer science, dynamics and a host of minor subject areas like engineering economics. A very small percentage of engineers actually take and pass the EIT exam. The number has hovered at circa 5%. Several decades ago, I passed the CPA examination and obtained another license in Computer Information Systems Auditing. A CISA must have knowledge in the areas of data center review, systems applications, the operating system of the computer, disaster recovery, contingency planning, developmental systems, the standards which govern facility reviews and a host of other areas. An MBA in Accounting with an Advanced Professional Certificate in Computer Applications/ Information Systems , an Advanced Professional Certificate in Finance and an Advanced Professional Certificate in Organizational Design were earned at New York University-Graduate School of Business (Stern ). In December of 2005, an earned PhD in Accounting was granted by the Ross College. The program entrance requires a previous Masters Degree for admittance together with a host of other criteria. The REGISTRAR of Ross College contact is: Tel . US 202-318-4454 FAX [records for Dr. Joseph S. Maresca Box 646 Bronxville NY 10708-3602] The clinical experience included the teaching of approximately 34 sections of college accounting, economics, statistics, college algebra, law, thesis project coursework and the professional grading of approx. 50,000 CPA examination essays with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, membership is held in the Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society chartered in 1994. Significant writings include over 10 copyrights in the name of the author (Joseph S. Maresca) and a patent in the earthquake sciences.
  • Dr Joseph S. Maresca

    Correction: The author’s name is Carlin Flora.

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