Media Coverage

 

 Check out Jeff Zaslow’s new book, The Magic Room: A Story About the Love We Wish for Our Daughters: www.magicroombook.com

 

 

 

NEW: a moving video from CaringBridge about Karla’s daughter Christie:

http://www.caringbridge.org/story_cblackwood

NEW: A video interview with Jenny about her friends from Ames — and her sorority sisters from Delta Delta Delta: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XW99ll1HcA8

UPDATE 9/26/2010: The “Girls from Ames” has been named the top nonfiction book of 2010 by the Midwest Booksellers Association, in voting by Midwest bookstore owners and employees. http://www.midwestbooksellers.org/midwest-booksellers-choice-awards/2010-midwest-booksellers-choice-awards/

UPDATE 7/01/2010: The paperback edition of “The Girls from Ames” has now spent thirteen weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. For three straight weeks, it hit #1 on the Heartland Bestseller List, which tracks stores in the Midwest.

NEW 9/20/10: Jeff Zaslow writes about how he and the Ames girls interact with book clubs: http://blog.readinggroupguides.com/blog/2010/09/jeffrey-zaslow-girls-ames

New Interview with Jeff Zaslow in the St. Petersburg Times:

http://www.tampabay.com/features/books/jeffrey-zaslow-says-love-is-the-common-thread-in-books/1127873

NEW: Slide show of Ames Girls on Beliefnet.com

NEW: Interview with Kelly and Karla in OpEdNews: http://www.opednews.com/articles/Talking-with-Two-of-The-G-by-Joan-Brunwasser-100827-17.html

UPDATE 12/18/09: PEOPLE MAGAZINE HAS NAMED “THE GIRLS FROM AMES” AS ONE OF THE TOP TEN BOOKS OF THE YEAR

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER LIST
Girls from Ames rises to #3

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
The Ties That Bind

New column: “Friendship for Guys. (No Tears!)

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304620304575166090090482912.html

NEW: THE BOOK CLUB QUEEN INTERVIEW

http://www.book-club-queen.com/jeffrey-zaslow.html

VIDEO INTERVIEWS WITH ALL THE AMES GIRLS (conducted at Borders Books in Ames)

USA TODAY
Jeffrey Zaslow talks about friendship, “˜Girls From Ames’

WASHINGTON POST PROFILE
He tells tales of human bonding

Other recent profiles: http://www.jeffzaslow.com/media/

NEW YORK TIMES
What Are Friends For? A Longer Life  

NEW YORK TIMES “WELL BLOG” By TARA PARKER-POPE
The Power of Friendship

OMAHA WORLD HERALD
Author is bringing 9 of “˜The Girls from Ames’ along

PEOPLE magazine
Picks and Pans: Books

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR
The Girls from Ames: How 11 women have sustained a 40-year friendship ““ and how that bond nurtures them.

ASSOCIATED PRESS FEATURE ON BOOK
“Girls from Ames” chronicles longtime friendships

Maria Shriver’s Women’s Conference Web site
Raising 3 Daughters: My Trials, Tribulations & Joys

KARLA ON WISCONSIN PUBLIC RADIO
Listen (mp3)

Jenny writes guest column for Baltimore Sun
The Girls from Ames: guest post from Jenny

Woman’s Day
The Woman’s Day Reading List

Media Bistro’s GalleyCat
Telling Our Stories, with Little Time to Spare

NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW (last item):
Inside the List

DAILY BEAST
Sully’s New Co-Pilot

Q&A with each of the Ames girls from DolceDolce.com

Review by Carla Offenburger

DALLAS MORNING NEWS
The Girls From Ames’ by Jeffrey Zaslow: Journalist tells the story of 11 women and their 40-year friendship

Angela interview at University of North Carolina Lineberger Cancer Center

Karen in Philadelphia Inquirer

Boston Globe
A bullet in darkness

Jane on NECN TV in Boston

AOL CANADA
Slide show

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE: Marilyn and Kelly

WALL STREET JOURNAL: The Juggle

DETROIT FREE PRESS
Lifestyle columnist finds new book in longtime friendships

BORDERS SHORTLIST INTERVIEW
Jeffrey Zaslow

BARNES AND NOBLE REVIEW
Spotlight

KIRKUS REVIEW
The Girls from Ames

NPR: ON POINT
The Girls from Ames

USA WEEKEND magazine
Ties that bind “” especially now

 

MORE magazine:
The Late, Lamented Molly Marx, The Girls From Ames and More

   

 

ORLANDO SENTINEL (review by Jean Patteson):

Due out in April is The Girls from Ames by Jeffrey Zaslow. It’s bound to be a hit with women’s-studies groups and women’s book clubs. I’d like to think it will be a hit with men’s book clubs too, but that may be wishful thinking”¦

Jeff Zaslow is the co-author (with Randy Pausch) of the blockbuster best-seller, The Last Lecture. In his new book, he documents the 40-year friendship of 11 women from the town of Ames, Iowa “” and at the same time examines the role and rewards of friendship in the lives of women. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, but most of all, if you’re a woman, you’ll relate. And if you’re a man, you’ll recognize your sister, girlfriend, wife in the girls/women from Ames”¦. And no, it’s not a fashion/beauty book. But it is a beauty of a book. Full review

ZASLOW ESSAY FOR WowOWow.com, WOMEN ON THE WEB

PARADE magazine: “Great summer reads“

BARNES AND NOBLE: “Meet The Writer“ Interview

AMES TRIBUNE ARTICLE BY CAROLE HOROWITZ
The Girls from Ames

 

 AMES TRIBUNE ARTICLE ABOUT BOOK LAUNCH IN AMES
Girls from Ames launch book about hometown memories

 

 

Profile of Jane in Sun Chronicle
One of the Girls

JANE IN MANSFIELD NEWS AND ENTERPRISE
Stonehill professor in new book

Jenny in The Capital, Annapolis, MD
New book chronicles women’s friendships

Column about Karen in Bucks County Courier Times
Famous for friendship

KELLY IN NORTHFIELD NEWS
Local is character in a book

INTERVIEW WITH JEFF ZASLOW from the Penguin Books Web site

STEVE AND COKIE ROBERTS COLUMN
Cokie and Steve Roberts: One woman’s life shows value of friendship

DAILY GROMMET
A Remarkable Tale of Female Friendships

Psychology Today
The Girls from Ames

Wall Street Journal Opinion Page
Ya Gotta Have (Real) Friends

FROM BOOKPAGE magazine
Through thick and thin

  

Interview on Huffington Post with Dr. Irene Levine
The Girls from Ames: An Interview with Best-Selling Author Jeffrey Zaslow

PIONEER PRESS
“˜The Girls from Ames’ Buzz book follows friendship of 11 Iowa girls

 

Kelly and Marilyn on KARE TV and Fox 9 in Minnesota

Twin Cities Live

READERS’ GUIDE FOR BOOK CLUBS

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
Review: “˜The Girls From Ames: A Story of Women and a Forty-Year Friendship’ by Jeffrey Zaslow

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES Q&A
Author Q & A: Jeffrey Zaslow, “˜The Girl From Ames’

DES MOINES REGISTER
True confessions, true friendships