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The Lost Girls: Three Friends. Four Continents. One Unconventional Detour Around the World

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3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Taking travel journalism to the next level

Each in the death-throws of her own quarter-life crises, friends and journalists Amanda Pressner, Jen Baggett and Holly Corbett toss their New York City stilettos for Amazon Jungle hiking boots and embark on a 365-day round-the-world trip that shakes the very foundation...
Each in the death-throws of her own quarter-life crises, friends and journalists Amanda Pressner, Jen Baggett and Holly Corbett toss their New York City stilettos for Amazon Jungle hiking boots and embark on a 365-day round-the-world trip that shakes the very foundations of their late 20's and that ultimately becomes the pilgrimage (of sorts) of their lives.

In their book The Lost Girls: three friends, four continents, one unconventional detour around the world, Amanda, Holly and Jen recount the tales of their travels, and how they discover that "getting Lost" isn't something to avoid or fear-it's something to embrace.

The Lost Girls opens with a vivid scene from an African tribe initiation where the sweaty, red-painted bodies of the Maassai swirl, dance and chant with the trio, welcoming them into their lives, and hearts. Then it flashes several months earlier to New York-Amanda is slaving away in a magazine editorial job where she works eight days a week for a Godzilla boss. Holly is deep in love with the (supposed) man of her dreams but the ache to travel again trumps any settling down urges. Jen is stuck in a relationship that's quasi limp, and though her marketing career is well on its way, she can't help but wonder what lies beyond Manhattan. The three friends come together asking the same question: is there something more to life than the career-driven, wedding-ring-hunting, cookie-cutter road paved by women previously in their late 20's?

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posted by PattyHodapp on June 8, 2010

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3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Does anyone else feel like...

They went on a one year vacation, and then kind of had the nerve to spin it like they did something amazing and altruistic?

In my opinion, they can come back to earth in a few years after they've really been through something difficult - not just the mid twenties blu...
They went on a one year vacation, and then kind of had the nerve to spin it like they did something amazing and altruistic?

In my opinion, they can come back to earth in a few years after they've really been through something difficult - not just the mid twenties blues that everyone experiences!

A little too self serving for my taste.

posted by NYGAL84 on August 11, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2010

    Long winded

    It was a interesting book, BUT it did not need to be that long. By the middle it felt like a chore to finish. Plus they did some really dumb stuff in other countrys.

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