Exploring Female Friendships
Salon Moderated by Dr. Patricia Tidwell '73

Join us for what promises to be a lively discussion.


Exploring women’s friendships through Text Me When You Get Home: The evolution and triumph of modern female friendship by Kayleen Schaefer. This salon offers the opportunity for rousing conversation on friendship, a subject that Smith women know well. Come join us even if you haven’t read the book.

“Reading Text Me When You Get Home feels like experiencing its subject – the intimate,
slow-burning, miraculously comfortable thrill of making and keeping lifelong friend. Kayleen Schaefer’s affectionate and clear-sighted exploration of female friendship is as romantic as a movie and as honest as the conversation on the third day of a road trip: reading it is as delightful as walking into a bar on a weeknight to see your friend already seated and ordering you a drink.”

-Jia Tolentino, staff writer at The New Yorker


Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm

Location: Home of an alumna, near Union Square (Location to be provided to registered guests)

Price: $10 for members | $20 for non-members


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Patricia Tidwell '73 PhD, LCSW is a psychotherapist in Manhattan. Prior to becoming a therapist, Trish was a marketing executive.  She had twenty years’ experience in new product development, serving in several positions at Estee Lauder Companies. As Executive Director of Special Markets, she worked extensively in many parts of the world, giving her unusual insight into the role that culture plays in informing people’s intrapsychic and interpersonal lives. She was formerly adjunct faculty at New York University’s Stern School and Fordham University’s Graduate School of Business Administration.  In addition to her private practice, she is currently faculty and clinical supervisor at the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center in New York.