Fans of the television series “Friends” have been sitting around drinking coffee for decades now asking themselves if they are more of a Monica or Rachel.
This question lingered around in daily chatter for so long. In her book “I’ll Be There for You,” Refinery29 contributor and author of “Big Girl” Kelsey Miller dives into the impact and cultural history of one of NBC’s defining television shows.
“I’ll Be There for You,” a history book inspired by the show, will be hitting the shelves of local Books-A-Millions in 2019, just in time for the 25th anniversary of the show.
The book is inspired by the cultural influences the show had on viewers. For example, Jennifer Anniston’s iconic “Rachel” haircut heavily influenced hair trends for the duration the show was on air, and even after that.
Miller also takes a closer look at the appeal, which has not faded, that the show continues to have among different age groups.
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“The social chatter was huge,” said Erin Dwyer, a Netflix spokesperson on Vulture.com. “And we’ve been talking to a lot of teen-oriented outlets, like Seventeen and Teen.com, and what we’ve been interested to learn is that they get just as much buzz and clicks for Friends as they do for something like Pretty Little Liars, which is on the air right now.”