Jen, Holly, and Amanda are at a crossroads. They''re feeling the
pressure to hit certain milestones-scoring a big promotion, finding
a soul mate, having 2.2 kids-before they reach their early
thirties. When personal challenges force them to reevaluate their
lives, they decide it''s now or never to do something daring.
Unable to gain perspective in fast-paced Manhattan, the three
twentysomethings quit their coveted media jobs and leave behind
their friends, boyfriends, and everything familiar to travel the
globe. Dubbing themselves the Lost Girls, they embark on an epic
yearlong search for inspiration and direction.
As they journey 60,000 miles across four continents and more
than a dozen countries, Jen, Holly, and Amanda step far outside of
their comfort zones, embracing every adventure and experience the
world has to offer-shooting blowguns with Yagua elders in the
Amazon, learning capoeira on the beaches of Brazil, volunteering
with preteen girls at a school in rural Kenya, hiking with Hmong
villagers in Vietnam, and driving through Australia in a
psychedelic camper van. Along the way, the Lost Girls find not only
themselves but also a lifelong friendship. Ultimately, theirs is a
story of true sisterhood-a bond forged by sharing beds and
backpacks, enduring exotic illnesses, fending off aggressive street
vendors, trekking across rivers and over mountains, and standing by
one another through heartaches, whirlwind romances, and everything
in the world in between.
This candid and compelling memoir will speak to anyone who has
ever felt the desire to spread her wings and discover the world
with her best friends by her side.