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The girls, now in their 40s, 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. 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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By Carolyn on 07-19-09
I wondered how a man could write a story of girl's friendships over the years. The characters were surface. I stayed with it for two CD discs and then gave up. Could not relate to any of them. Their stories, but not the characters.
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By Andrea on 07-12-09
Wanted to love it but didn't
Too many characters to keep track of and too many story lines to keep straight. Thought it would remind me of the group of girls I grew up in a small town with and at times it did. I listed until the end, but I had many false starts as it was hard to get into.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful