I'll Be There for You: The One about Friends

I'll Be There for You: The One about Friends Review

This definitive retrospective of Friends incorporates interviews, history and behind-the-scenes anecdotes to offer a critical analysis of how a sitcom about six twentysomethings changed television forever

When Friends debuted in 1994, no one expected it to become a mainstay of NBC's Must See TV lineup, let alone a global phenomenon. In the years since, Friends has gone through many phases of cultural relevancy, from prime-time hit to 90s novelty item to certified classic. Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Joey, and Phoebe have entered the pantheon of great television characters, and millions of people around the globe continue to tune in or stream their stories every day.

I'll Be There for You is the definitive retrospective of Friends, exploring all aspects of the show from its unlikely origins to the elusive reasons why we still watch it. Journalist and pop culture expert Kelsey Miller relives the show's most iconic moments, analyzes the ways in which Friends is occasionally problematic and examines the many trends it inspired, from the rise of coffee-shop culture to Friendsgivings to the ultimate 90s haircut, the Rachel.

Weaving incisive commentary, revelatory interviews and behind-the-scenes anecdotes involving high-profile guest stars, I'll Be There for You is the most comprehensive take on Friends, and the ultimate book for fans everywhere.

Title:I'll Be There for You: The One about Friends
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Brina

    Yesterday culminated a hectic week in my life as I celebrated my son’s bar mitzvah. In need of a book that did not require much brain power, I was drawn to a new book about the Friends television th...

  • Kristy K

    “The thing that mattered most about Friends was right there in that simple, one-word, unambiguous title.”I watch the complete series of Friends at least once a year. More if a major event or life ...

  • Steven

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.I don't read a lot of non-fiction, but I had to request this one. I adore the show FRIENDS! It's one...

  • Lindsey Hresko

    You Should Read This Book If:-You love nostalgia and want to prance down memory lane with people who can drop Friends inside jokes as frequently as you can.-You want a well-researched look at the writ...

  • Iryna *Book and Sword*

    I was quite excited about this one. Mainly because I'm a big Friends fan - when I say I watched the TV show 20 times, I really mean 20 times. At least. Although every time I re-watch it I find somethi...

  • Seregon

    I wanted to read this book when I first found out about it, but I won't. Why? B/c I LOVE Friends, and having read some of the reviews changed my mind. I don't want some SJW bullshit.My bf and I always...

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  • Kim

    A book about Friends? Can it BE any more obvious that I need this, like right now?...

  • Amy

    Super fun book for hardcore Friends fans! Made me nostalgic and wanting to binge watch the series again....

  • Chrissie

    A wonderfully compiled and researched retrospective on the utter cultural phenomenon that was (and remains) the iconic television show Friends . Miller does such an excellent job of stating all that ...