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The Girls From Ames by Jeffrey Zaslow Reviews
#938 in Books


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.

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    Recommended? You Betcha!
    June 04, 2010

    Eleven childhood friends, who formed a special bond growing up in a small town. As the girls got older they moved into eight different states, yet remained an important part of each others life's. The Girls From Ames, is an amazing story of how strong a freindship can really be! These women now in their forties, have been best friends since they was kids. They have bonded through blessings, and tragidies, and are as strong as ever!
    I believe this book gives insight on the kind of friendships every women would like to have! The fact that these women have gone through so much together, and yet are closer than ever, gives me hope for my friendships! This book not only tells about the lifes of these amazing women. It also tells how benifical female bonds/friendships really are!
    I deffiently recommed this bok to any female in the world. Young or old I promise you will be touched by these women's lifes! In my opinion, The Girls From Ames, is a must read!
    Also be sure to check out The Girls From Ames, website! It has tons of information about the women, and the book. The site also offers a list of places where you can purchase the book, and videos of the women!

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