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The Girls from Ames: A Story of Women and Friendship


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ISBN13: 9781592404452
ISBN10: 1592404456
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The instant New York Times bestseller, now in paperback: a moving tribute to female friendships, with the inspiring story of eleven girls and the ten women they became, from the coauthor of the million-copy bestseller The Last Lecture

As children, they formed a special bond, growing up in the small town of Ames, Iowa. As young women, they moved to eighth different states, yet they managed to maintain an extraordinary friendship that would carry them through college and careers, marriage and motherhood, dating and divorce, the death of a child, and the mysterious death of the eleventh member of their group. Capturing their remarkable story, The Girls from Ames is a testament to the enduring, deep bonds of women as they experience life's challenges, and the power of friendship to overcome even the most daunting odds.

The girls, now in their forties, have a lifetime of memories in common, some evocative of their generation and some that will resonate with any woman who has ever had a friend. The Girls from Ames demonstrates how close female relationships can shape every aspect of women's lives-their sense of themselves, their choice of men, their need for validation, their relationships with their mothers, their dreams for their daughters-and reveals how such friendships thrive, rewarding those who have committed to them. With both universal events and deeply personal moments, it's a book that every woman will relate to and be inspired by.


From the co-author of the bestselling "The Last Lecture" comes a moving tribute to female friendships, with the inspiring story of 11 girls and the women they became.

About the Author

Jeffrey Zaslow is a Wall Street Journal columnist and, with Randy Pausch, coauthor of The Last Lecture, the #1 New York Times bestseller now translated into forty-one languages. Zaslow attended Dr. Pausch’s famous lecture and wrote the story that sparked worldwide interest in it. The Girls from Ames also grew out of one of Zaslow’s columns. He lives in suburban Detroit with his wife, Sherry, and daughters Jordan, Alex, and Eden.

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CindyHY, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by CindyHY)
This book touches in many ways: it takes the reader back to her own childhood and teen years, reflecting the times we grew up in; reminds us of the women who have stood by us through the pivotal moments of our lives; and reminds us of why they are still so important to us as we grow older together. It is beautifully written--you can hear that music once more as you stand in the high school gym waiting to be asked to dance, you see yourself jumping on the bed with your girlfriends at a sleepover, and you experience all the angst and adventure of growing up female, with your best friends by your side.
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A Story of Women and a Forty-Year Friendship
Zaslow, Jeffrey
Personal Memoirs
Social history
Female friendship
Regional Subjects - Midwest
Women -- Iowa -- Social conditions.
Women - Iowa - Ames
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Trade paper
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Grade Level:
from 12
9.3 x 6.3 x 1.2 in 1.12 lb
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