Friends Like These: My Worldwide Quest to Find My Best Childhood Friends, Knock on Their Doors, and Ask Them to Come Out and Play (Hardcover)
October 2009 Indie Next List
“Danny Wallace both inspires and amuses in the chronicle of his journey into his own past. More moving and serious than his previous books, Friends Like These still manages to find humor and wonder in the human journey.”
— William Graff, UCLA Bookzone, Los Angeles, CA
Acting on an impulse we've all had at least once, he travels from London to Berlin, Tokyo, Australia, and California, risking rejection and ridicule to show up on his old pals' doorsteps. Memories of his 1980s childhood-from Michael Jackson to Ghostbusters-overwhelm him as he meets former buddies who have blossomed into rappers and ninjas, time-traveling pioneers, mediocre restaurant managers, and even Fijian royalty.
Danny's attempt to re-befriend them all gives remarkable new resonance to the age-old mantra, "friends forever!"