Cockefair Chair en Looking At The Friendfluence Factor <p>Do you remember that friend your mom said was no good? Or that buddy your dad said was a bad influence on you? As it turns out, they might have been right.</p><p>In the first part of Monday's <a href=""><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we talk with <strong>Carlin Flora</strong>, author of&nbsp;<em>Friendfluence: The Surprising Ways Friends Make Us Who We Are,</em> about how friends shape our personalities and help create the mold for our attitudes and future actions.</p> Sun, 18 Aug 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 42080 at Looking At The Friendfluence Factor Fiction Writer Jim Shepard <p>Acclaimed fiction writer Jim Shepard is the author of six novels and several short story collections, including <em> <a href=";tag=newletters-20&amp;link_code=wql" target="_blank">Like You'd Understand Anyway</a></em>, winner of the 2008 Story Prize and a National Book Award finalist. Wed, 09 Jan 2013 18:00:35 +0000 Angela Elam 30159 at Fiction Writer Jim Shepard