Although complexities of romantic relationship keep popping up in the literature, I also read Yumi Sakugawa’s book on friend love and had the pleasure of meeting Yumi last week at a reading for LA Zine Fest.

Is it possible for an artist to be as wonderful in person as she is on paper? I’m here to tell you: Yes. Yes, it is. She is grounded and bright and so talented.

Because of all my recent reading, because of my personal experience—past and recent present—I’m beginning to embrace that friend-love is the purest form of love.

Lisa’s Book Round-Up