TEXT ME WHEN YOU GET HOME.
TELL ME YOU'RE SAFE.
I'M ALWAYS HERE FOR YOU.
LET'S KEEP TALKING.
For too long, women have been told that we are terrible at being friends, that we can't help being cruel or competitive, or that we inevitably abandon each other for romantic partners. But we are rejecting those stereotypes and reclaiming the power of female friendship.
In Text Me When You Get Home, journalist Kayleen Schaefer interviews more than one hundred women about their BFFs, soulmates, girl gangs, and queens while tracing this cultural shift through the lens of pop culture. Our love for each other is reflected in Abbi and Ilana, Issa and Molly, #squadgoals, the acclaim of Girls Trip and Big Little Lies, and Galentine's Day.
At 28, my brother was one of the most promising young filmmakers in Hollywood, having shot to success as the writer and director of "Chapter 27," starring future Oscar-winner Jared Leto as John Lennon’s killer Mark David Chapman. Then, five years later, to the surprise of those closest to him, he left it all behind—abandoning his career, his family and his life, without telling anyone where he was going.
With only a vague idea of where he might be, I went looking for my kid brother, embarking on a journey that would take me all the way to Mazatlán, Mexico, to learn why he left and, in doing so, discover who I was without him.