Text Me When You Get Home reads as part memoir and part chronicle of the evolution and triumph of modern female friendships. While it does what it promises, I didn’t finish it with any overwhelmingly memorable thoughts or profound comments.
It is a read rich in pop culture references and heartwarming stories about the author’s experiences during her lifetime. I think there are parts of her experiences that many women will connect with, such as fledgling friendships at school and rushing for sororities. I did feel that this was a very specific type of woman’s experience with friendship and a high level attempt to generalize all women as sharing this. I would have liked to have seen some intersections with say class or culture or race to give some depth to the observations.
All considered, this was a decent read, just not one I connected with. Thanks to NetGalley and Dutton for my review copy in exchange for an honest opinion (and my friend Kendra for sending me this hard copy ARC as a gift!)