This Is Us

To Renew Your Friendships, Be Radically Transparent

When I revealed deeply personal details of my life in my memoir, my friendships changed in ways I never expected

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I was already a bit of a mess a year ago, just as the world changed forever. I bit my nails, pulled out strands of hair. I stared at the ceiling…