The girls from ames book

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The Girls from Ames: A Story of Women and a Forty-Year Friendship by Jeffrey Zaslow

From the coauthor of The Last Lecture comes a moving tribute to female friendships, with the inspiring true story of eleven girls and the ten women they became.

Karla, Kelly, Marilyn, Jane, Jenny. Karen, Cathy, Angela, Sally, Diana. Sheila. Meet the Ames Girls: eleven childhood friends who formed a special bond growing up in Ames, Iowa. As young women, they moved to eight different states, yet managed to maintain an enduring friendship that would carry them through college and careers, marriage and motherhood, dating and divorce, a child’s illness and the mysterious death of one member of their group. Capturing their remarkable story, The Girls from Ames is a testament to the deep bonds of women as they experience life’s joys and challenges — and the power of friendship to triumph over heartbreak and unexpected tragedy.

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. Photograph by photograph, recollection by recollection, occasionally with tears and often with great laughter, their sweeping and moving story is shared by Jeffrey Zaslow, Wall Street Journal columnist, as he attempts to define the matchless bonds of female friendship. It 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.

The Girls from Ames is the story of a group of ordinary women who built an extraordinary friendship. With both universal insights and deeply personal moments, it is a book that every woman will relate to and be inspired by.
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The Girls from Ames, a book review by Alice Osborn

The tale chronicles more than the experience of coming of age in the Midwest--it offers universal insights on growing up, living a life, and meeting the sobering challenges faced by grown-ups, which often include: marriage, divorce, raising a family, balancing life and work, and coping with serious illness and death among family members and close friends. The narrative pays homage to the significant role that friendship can play in the course of women's lives. The "girls," who all met as children in the "corn-and-college" town of Ames, Iowa , are introduced in photographs with short bios at the beginning of the book.
Jeffrey Zaslow

The Girls from Ames Reader’s Guide

I now see the great power in that statement, having immersed myself in the lives of 10 women who grew up together in Ames, Iowa. My book about them, The Girls from Ames , traces their year friendship. Now in their mids, the Ames girls 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. Here are 11 lessons on friendship that can be learned by these relationships that have spanned four decades. Women who nurture long-term friendships can find profound comfort recounting shared moments, good and bad. Whatever the memory, its a gift to have other people who were there with them.

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By: Jessica Gregg August 8, Her friends. That was the easy answer that could have typed itself on the application when Jennifer Litchman was asked, as all Top Women nominees are, about her most significant personal accomplishment. Definitely her childhood friends and her relationship with them. For more than 30 years, Litchman has been part of a circle of 11 girls that clicked during their childhood in Iowa and has remained close.

From the coauthor of The Last Lecture comes a moving tribute to female friendships, with the inspiring true story of eleven girls and the ten women they became. Meet the Ames Girls : eleven childhood friends who formed a special bond growing up in Ames, Iowa. 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. Photograph by photograph, recollection by recollection, occasionally with tears and often with great laughter, their sweeping and moving story is shared by Jeffrey Zaslow, Wall Street Journal columnist, as he attempts to define the matchless bonds of female friendship. The Girls from Ames is the story of a group of ordinary women who built an extraordinary friendship. With both universal insights and deeply personal moments, it is a book that every woman will relate to and be inspired by. The new paperback edition of the book includes a page afterword, updating the story of the Ames girls.

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