The Books That Changed Us - Aminatou Sow & Ann Friedman

Episode 11

Authors Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman tell the story of their messy and life-affirming Big Friendship and discuss the books that changed them.

From the hosts of Longform, a 10-episode collection of interviews with authors about the books that made them who they are today. Guests include Krista Tippett, Saeed Jones, and Rebecca Traister.


Aminatou Sow & Ann Friedman

Aminatou Sow is a writer, interviewer, and cultural commentator. She is a frequent public speaker whose talks and interviews lead to candid conversations about ambition, money, and power. Aminatou lives in Brooklyn.

Ann Friedman is a journalist, essayist, and media entrepreneur. She is a contributing editor to The Gentlewoman. Every Friday, she sends a popular email newsletter. Ann lives in Los Angeles.  

Together, Aminatou and Ann host the long-running podcast Call Your Girlfriend.  

Big Friendship is both Aminatou and Ann’s first book.