"A clinical psychologist cleanly dissects friendships in a surprisingly entertaining manner. In her debut, Bonior (Psychology/Georgetown Univ.) dispenses smart advice, flush with wit and sarcasm, aimed at women grappling with their relationships ...taken from clinical to fabulous."
Andrea Bonior is a licensed clinical psychologist, professor, and writer. For more than nine years, Dr. Bonior has written the weekly mental health advice column "Baggage Check," well known for its frequent wit and pop culture references, for the Washington Post's Express newspaper. Frequently cited in other media, her expertise has most recently appeared on NPR, in Forbes, The New York Times, HLN, CNN.com, MSNBC.com, Yahoo!, Jezebel.com, U.S. News and World Report, Real Simple, Cosmopolitan, USA Today, Everyday with Rachael Ray, Glamour, Self, Good Housekeeping, Woman's Day, and Seventeen. She blogs for The Huffington Post, writes Psychology Today's "Friendship 2.0" blog, and makes regular appearances on Washington, DC's "Let's Talk Live" and in the Washington Post's Celebritology blog, providing a psychological perspective on current events and the world of Hollywood. In addition to serving on the adjunct faculty of Georgetown University, Dr. Bonior maintains a private practice.
Her first book, The Friendship Fix: The Complete Guide to Choosing, Losing, and Keeping Up With Your Friends is now available from Thomas Dunne/St. Martin's. The Friendship Fix is the first book to delve into aspects of friendship such as how your personality shapes what friends you fall for, how social networking has revolutionized friendship, how friendship affects your health, and how to avoid common pitfalls and complications.