Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Book Review ~ The Girls from Ames

Have you read this yet?
No.
You haven't read The Girls from Ames.
What are you waiting for???

Run to the library, nearest bookstore or order off Amazon here, The Girls from Ames.

What an awesome book!
Totally loved it.

It's a story of a 40 year friendship between 11 girls, well woman now.
Jeffrey Zaslow visited these woman, stayed with them, learned from them and he shares his incredible findings in this book.

11 women to keep track of may seem like a lot but the book pulls you in so that you don't even realize how many women are in the book.  Plus there is a great photo page in the beginning of each woman.

I loved reading about their friendship over the years.
The ups, the downs, the closeness, the meanness, the moves, the gatherings.
Their friendship reminded me of mine with 3 of my close girlfriends. 
We have gone through rough patches were we didn't talk, or just weren't able to connect but when we do we just pick up where we left off.
These women consistently stay in touch and they love each other as sisters.  Perhaps deeper than sisters.

I actually shed tears in this book.
There are a few surprises that will get you in the heart and there are many moments that will make you laugh out loud!

Jeffrey Zaslow has written about the extraordinary bond of the female friendship and he has done it with beauty and a grace.  A true story about 11 fabulous people.  Makes me want to write my story about myself and my friends.  Although I would doubt anyone would get a kick of reading about my adventures of smuggling my under age girlfriend into bars & letting her drink. 

Seriously, go get this book!
It's a must have for any female.

Have you read it?
Let me know what you think.

Caio!!

2 comments:

Vicky

I will have to check it out- love a good chick book:)

Erin

I lived in Ames two years ago! And of course, I bought this book as soon as it came out. It was fantastic.