The Good Girl's Guide to Getting Lost

A Memoir of Three Continents, Two Friends, and One Unexpected Adventure

By Rachel Friedman
(Bantam, Paperback, 9780385343374, 287pp.)

Publication Date: March 29, 2011

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Description
Rachel Friedman has always been the consummate good girl who does well in school and plays it safe, so the college grad surprises no one more than herself when, on a whim (and in an effort to escape impending life decisions), she buys a ticket to Ireland, a place she has never visited. There she forms an unlikely bond with a free-spirited Australian girl, a born adventurer who spurs Rachel on to a yearlong odyssey that takes her to three continents, fills her life with newfound friends, and gives birth to a previously unrealized passion for adventure.
As her journey takes her to Australia and South America, Rachel discovers and embraces her love of travel and unlocks more truths about herself than she ever realized she was seeking. Along the way, the erstwhile good girl finally learns to do something she's never done before: simply live for the moment.



About the Author
Rachel Friedman is Senior Lecturer in Early Years. She has had a wide range of early years experiences, working in a variety of public and private programs with children from birth through age 5. She has also worked with teachers and parents in a range of different settings. She is also currently a doctoral student at the University of London's Institute of Education.
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