The Good Girl's Guide to Getting Lost: A Memoir of Three Continents, Two Friends, and One Unexpected Adventure

The Good Girl's Guide to Getting Lost: A Memoir of Three Continents, Two Friends, and One Unexpected Adventure

by Rachel Friedman
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The Good Girl's Guide to Getting Lost: A Memoir of Three Continents, Two Friends, and One Unexpected Adventure 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
As a child Rachel Friedman expected she would become a professional viola player some day. However, during her freshman year at college, Ms. Friedman realized that playing as a pro was not what she wanted in her life. Thus after years of aspiration she needed a new dream. The author goes to Ireland for the summer in hopes of finding what she wants. She meets many people in hostels and bars where the alcohol flowed too freely while she also worked at restaurants. From Ireland encouraged in Galway by Aussie Carly, Ms. Friedman journeys to Australia for a year and from there on a perilous South American tour where she meets New Zealand traveler Martyn. Put aside the overkill title and the excessive summarizing cute table of contents, Rachel Friedman's memoir is an intriguing coming of age quest to find ones' self. The Irish passage of rite is youth at its first freedom while the Australian sojourn is the maturing of the author. However, it is the final continent in which Ms. Friedman risks her life that is the most fascinating segue. Throughout there is a strong sense of family as Ms. Friedman muses how they would react to what she is doing; and the problems faced by an young American expatriate abroad especially employment. Readers will enjoy travels with Rachel who brings to life her getting lost and found on three continents. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Are you looking to get a taste of travel(even just in book form)? Looking for a book that tells the tale of finding one's self and stepping out of your comfort zone though different experiences? This is for you. I enjoyed this book. I wish there were more books like this one. It truly was a great read and would recommend it to many people looking for a unique book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I identified so well with Friedman's journey, and couldn't stop reading. Makes we want to buy a one- way plane ticket right now!
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briingram More than 1 year ago
This book was life changing. Literally. I was attracted to it because I was an upcoming college senior at the time of purchase. I had just arrived back to the U.S. from living in the UK for 4 months and the travel bug had bitten again and I wanted to live vicariously through someone else's travels. I dug in Barnes and Noble for hours trying to find a book and boy was this one worth the hunt! I'm now going to Australia for twelve months (after graduation) because of the amazing stories and experiences told in the pages of this book. I recommend it to anyone who is curious about travel and the world around them. It's from a relatable point of view with fear, humor, and love all mixed in. ENJOY!
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