Reasons for Avoiding Friends | Podium Audio

Reasons for Avoiding Friends

By: Megan Leavell

Performed by: Vanessa Johansson

Released: January 11, 2022

Language: English

Format: Single Narration

Duration: 08 hr, 51 min

Growing up, Gwen and Iris were the best of friends, even if they couldn’t have been more different. Now, Gwen is living her hometown dream, or so she reminds herself while juggling endless parenting drama, an unemployed husband, and a neighborhood pyramid scheme.
Never mind that at age 39, her social circle still resembles middle school. Her life is everything she ever wanted it to be, but nothing like she had planned. Iris was never destined for the ordinary. When she moved to Manhattan, she shed her old life for a better one – but not without a cost.
From a distance, Iris’ life couldn’t be more charmed, but no one knows about the cracks in the image she’s worked so hard to cultivate. No one knows the real Iris at all. Except for Gwen. But Iris and Gwen haven’t spoken for years. Until… When Iris’ past catches up with her, she turns to the one person she could always count on – but she isn’t the only one keeping secrets, and as Gwen scrambles to preserve an illusion of domestic bliss, she finds herself wondering when they went from telling each other everything to sharing nothing.
Now, a little wiser, and most certainly a little older, Gwen and Iris discover that the truest of friends accept you just as you are and that loving yourself is sometimes the best way to find happiness.



Megan Leavell



Vanessa Johansson