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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,379 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeffrey Zaslow Narrator: Andrea Gallo Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Bestselling author Jeffrey Zaslow is a Will Rogers Humanitarian Award winner and was the replacement advice columnist for Ann Landers in the Chicago Sun-Times. Here he turns his eye to a group of eleven friends who grew up in Ames, Iowa, during the 1960s, a period of unprecedented opportunity for women. What emerges is an inspiring look at the power of friendship to overcome challenges. Download and start listening now!

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  • “Eleven childhood friends from Ames, Iowa, now in their forties, keep in close touch with e-mails and reunions where they share news of childbirth, jobs, marriages, divorces, and one death. Through Zaslow’s writing and Andrea Gallo’s voicing, each one emerges as a distinct persona, be it sexual adventurer, overbearing parent, or modest beauty.”

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  • “An in-depth look at the enduring bond of friendship among a tightly knit group of middle-class Midwestern women born in the early 1960s…A heartwarming account, ripe for discussion in women’s book clubs and women’s studies classes.”

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  • New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Charlene Basile | 2/10/2014

    " Thought the story was lame and not particularly well written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Christine | 1/26/2014

    " AA good, quick read, although not something that I couldn't put down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marilee | 1/23/2014

    " I enjoyed the book. Having been born during the 1960's I can relate to the things the girls experienced. My only regret? Sadness lies in not experiencing the large group of friends like these women did. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Teri | 1/18/2014

    " Really liked it, but got a little tired of the author speaking for the "girls", as if they were his characters. "

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