You have contracted a venereal disease. How do you think your friends would react? This and other vital issues are discussed here, in another trendy, make-a-list book which purports to teach people how to evaluate themselves in terms of the friends they make. Prepare a list of your friends, Gillies instructs us. List their good qualities and their bad. Make a circular chart, with the friends closest to you in the nearest orbit to dead center (which is where you are on the chart). Shuffle the positions. Why is this one close to you, that one not? By applying the principles and practices of Transactional Analysis (I'm o.k., you're o.k.) you can then determine whether your friends are doing you any good or not. Better yet, ask to borrow money from them. That's a much more reliable test.