People Likes THE GIRLS FROM AMES

The author was profiled in USA Today last week and his book was the subject of one of the most emailed NYT pieces this week. The new issue of People (5/4) gives Jeffrey Zaslow’s The Girls from Ames 3.5 (of a possible 4).

Zaslow, a columnist for the Wall Street Journal, wrote the story that made Randy Pausch famous and co-authored Pausch’s book, which is still on bestseller lists, The Last Lecture.

The Girls from Ames also began with a column, on women’s friendships. Among the many emails Zaslow received in response was one about a group of friends from Ames, Iowa who, now in their 40’s, have remained close since high school.

Says People

The ordinariness of these women’s lives is both a strength and weakness: Readers will easily identify with them, but the most exceptional aspect of their frienship is the staying power.

The book has been on the rise on Amazon. Since publication on Tuesday, it has risen from #940 to #112 today. Library reserves have also been on the rise.

The Girls from Ames:  
A Story of Women and Friendship
Jeffrey Zaslow
Price: $26.00
Hardcover: 297 pages
Publisher: Gotham – (2009-04-21)
ISBN-10: 1592404456
ISBN-13: 9781592404452

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