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

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

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by Jennifer Baggett, Amanda Pressner, Holly C. Corbett
     
 

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“Brave, funny, and deeply moving.”
— Cathy Alter, author of Up for Renewal: What Magazines Taught Me About Love, Sex, and Starting Over

“Three cheers to The Lost Girls for showing us, with good humor and graceful prose, the beauty and importance of leading life astray.”
— Franz Wisner, New

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“Brave, funny, and deeply moving.”
— Cathy Alter, author of Up for Renewal: What Magazines Taught Me About Love, Sex, and Starting Over

“Three cheers to The Lost Girls for showing us, with good humor and graceful prose, the beauty and importance of leading life astray.”
— Franz Wisner, New York Times Bestselling author of Honeymoon with My Brother

Three friends, each on the brink of a quarter-life crisis, make a pact to quit their high pressure New York City media jobs and leave behind their friends, boyfriends, and everything familiar to embark on a year-long backpacking adventure around the world in The Lost Girls.

Editorial Reviews

Los Angeles Times
“Jennifer, Holly and Amanda have had the adventure of their lives.”
Booklist
“...Jen, Holly and Amanda’s lively accounts make for the ideal armchair journey.”
BookPage
“…the real appeal of the story is the long road they take together, each supporting the others on a soul-searching quest to create a life that matters.”
Franz Wisner
“[P]otentially serious side effects [include] chronic wanderlust; severe allergic reactions to the daily grind; and an incurable desire to toss that Blackberry down a drain….Three cheers to the Lost Girls for showing us, with good humor and graceful prose, the beauty and importance of leading life astray.”
Cathy Alter
“Brave, funny, and deeply moving, THE LOST GIRLS is a real-life fairy tale for anyone who’s ever wanted to chuck it all and see the world with a best friend on each arm.”
David Farley
“For anyone-young or old, female or male-who has ever been tempted to trade in the rat race for the thrill and adventure of long-term global travel. And after reading this book, don’t be surprised if you want to do just that.”
Laura Dave
“The Lost Girls captures the generational struggle so many twentysomethings face as they try to find their way with no clear map. I ... found myself cheering as they discovered more than they could have bargained for.”
Allison Winn Scotch
“A triumphant journey about losing yourself, finding yourself and coming home again. Hitch yourself to their ride: you’ll embark on a transformative journey of your own.”
Peter Greenberg
“...[W]hen it comes to travel (and most other things), a goal is a dream with a deadline, but the Lost Girls have gone one step further….The best travel adventures, the most memorable experiences happen when things don’t go according to plan. That’s why I love this book.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061993473
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/11/2010
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
560
Sales rank:
98,396
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Jennifer Baggett serves as a project manager at the Food Network and is collaborating with Holly and Amanda on a second book. After holding editorial positions at Self and Woman's Day.


Holly C. Corbett now works as a freelance writer and college professor.


Amanda Pressner is a travel and lifestyle journalist who has contributed to such publications as USA Today and Cosmopolitan and Shape magazines.

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The Lost Girls: Three Friends. Four Continents. One Unconventional Detour Around the World 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is not a travel book. Maybe it wasn't meant to be, I don't really know what the authors were thinking. This is a book about three girls clubbing their way around the world. I was ready to put the book down after chapter eight's 4:00AM romp. But than I saw the next chapter was Holly's. Holly is much more likeable than the other girls. Holly's chapter nine says what I had been thinking. These girls were turning their trip around the world into a "year long spring break". "Merely trading partying in Manhattan for partying on the road". (These are quotes right out of the book!) Holly should have ditched the other two girls and wrote her own book, she would have been much better off! If you are looking for a book about party girls this book may not be that bad. If you are looking for an interesting book about world travel DO NOT READ THIS BOOK!! Try "A GOOD GIRLS GUIDE TO GETTING LOST" by Rachel Friedman, same idea but much more interesting!
mdlc More than 1 year ago
"Girls" is right and they are certainly "lost" but not for the reason they think - this is no adventure. They lack the maturity and depth for an adventure like this. Little do they know it, but they haven't had the adventure of a lifetime, just the privilege of having a twenty-something life crisis in other countries. The other reviewer wraps it up accurately "there is way too much self absorbed writing about themselves." I wish I had read the Kirkus review - Kirkus calls it like it is every time. The writing is so affected and their pop culture references too obvious. The most disappointing part of the book is its repetitive recount of their interpersonal b.s. and the boyfriend or ex-boyfriend drama. Give me a break. They traveled the globe and they can't find it themselves or the experience to truly capture the cultures they "immersed" themselves in. Rather, they choose to gripe about the trivialities of their friendships and their lives in general. Plus, true adventurers don't take "breaks" and return to the comfort of the U.S. I am not at all inspired to visit one place they visited. Not sure what version of the book the other positive reviewers read, maybe the book of friendship.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Lost Girls will make you want to travel the world and see it for yourself. It is positive, enlightening, and clever. I would recommend it, for sure!
literatissima More than 1 year ago
Three twenty-something girl friends decide to leave their respective media jobs in The Big Apple and take a year to travel the world. This globetrotting account is divided up into Jen, Holly & Amanda's accounts as they journey through South America, Africa, Asia & Australia and recount their adventures. For those who love to travel, those who dream of making it around the world or something bigger; this book is for you.
RunWench More than 1 year ago
I read this book while on vacation and I loved it! I wish I had taken a triip like that with girlfriends when I was younger. They went to interesting spots which made it all the more fun to read about; The Inca trail, Cambodia, Vietnam to name a few.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading The Lost Girls and loved it! I am also in my late twenties...30 is less than three months away and am starting to wonder if my life is going in the direction I want it too. I can completly understand what these three women were facing and wish so much that I could also take a year off to travel and discover what makes me tick. This book was beautifully written and made me feel like I was the fourth "Lost Girl", right there with them for every adventure. My favorite part was when they visited Kenya. I felt all three girls were forever changed by that adventure, and I was truly touched by the love and emotion displayed on the pages of that section. I read to escape my daily life and get lost in the lives of characters in books. This book is perfect for getting lost in the characters' adventures. I highly reccommend this book for all those who enjoy books about travel and self discovery. And thank you, The Lost Girls for giving me the courage to take a chance and change my life in a way no one else could.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I lived vicariously through these girls...be aware the travel bug will get u
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't be fooled into thinking this is a travel book. There are parts that you can glean from the girls' travels, but it's more a book about the adventuresome spirit and friendships.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put this book down! It is entertaining, heartwarming, thought-provoking and inspiring. This book will make you examine your life- your goals, your relationships, and what you are really after!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Truly enjoyed this book!!! It was amazing that three friends could not only stay friends after a year on the road, but the friendships thrived! I felt like I was included in their journeys. The way that the ladies would describe each local and adventure made me feel like I was right beside them with my backpack. I would love to have that adventurous spirit, passion & opportunity to drop everything and go see the world.
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I absolutely recommend this book. I just finished it and really enjoyed it. It is a great combination of travel information and friendship. I hope the authors write another one soon. Great Book!!!
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harstan More than 1 year ago
As the three friends were making it up the Manhattan media ladder, each began to question whether this is what they want from life. With thirty beckoning, they quit their jobs and leave their boyfriends behind in New York to embark on an around the world in one year tour though they know the cost to their careers. The three writers rotate chapters as they travel in South America, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The trek is not all kumbayah camaraderie though they depend on each other. Well written, the fascination in the memoir is the maturing from the early hedonistic fling in Brazil to the later poignancy of Kenya. Harriet Klausner
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