With an attitude that's savvy, sympathetic, and delightfully down-to-earth, Jeanne Martinet gives you the game plan for relearning the lost art of socializing. Forget texting, IM'ing, Facebook, and Internet "relationships". When it comes to building real friendships, there's simply no substitute for live, in-person hospitality. In Life Is Friends, Martinet focuses on at-home entertaining—the dinner parties, cocktail parties, and informal get togethers that are the key to creating lasting, fulfilling interpersonal bonds. So read what Martinet has to say. And then, go ahead: Invite people over.