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The Resource The best of friends : two women, two continents, and one enduring friendship, Sara James & Ginger Mauney

The best of friends : two women, two continents, and one enduring friendship, Sara James & Ginger Mauney

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The best of friends : two women, two continents, and one enduring friendship
Title
The best of friends
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two women, two continents, and one enduring friendship
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Sara James & Ginger Mauney
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eng
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  • Mauney, a freelance wildlife filmmaker based in Namibia, and James, a news correspondent for NBC Nightly News , Dateline and other programs, have maintained a remarkable friendship since they were both 12-year-old girls growing up in the genteel circles of Richmond, Va. While their mothers' generation was expected to marry socially suitable husbands, their daughters grew up with wider possibilities. Mauney left Richmond to become arm-candy for a world-class tennis player, who dropped her just when she was beginning to look for a wedding ring. James was too busy building a career in broadcasting to put much energy into finding a man. It wasn't until Mauney's romance hit bottom that the two became close again. In alternating chapters, they record their unfolding lives from their mid-20s through their 40s, with Mauney working in rural Africa and James in fast-lane New York City. Their divergent paths turn out to be quite parallel in the end, as they contemplate their children's developing friendship. By giving sensitive support to each other at key moments, these two women both found their way to balancing marriage, motherhood and creative careers. Their book—a sweet summer read—pays tribute to the advances that feminism brought to a generation of young women and to the enduring value of female friendship. (June) --Staff (Reviewed March 5, 2007) (Publishers Weekly, vol 254, issue 10, p47)
  • Friends from the age of 12, when they first shared secrets at a sleepover party, two women look back over the years of friendship that sustained them through the ups and downs of their at times parallel lives. James, a television correspondent (Dateline, Today) and Mauney, a wildlife filmmaker (National Geographic Explorer, etc.), reconnected in their 20s, after James, then a fledgling reporter, tracked down Mauney, who was floundering after being dropped by her tennis-playing celebrity boyfriend. While Mauney struggled to find her place in the world of work, James's career successes increased, and she landed a long-hoped-for job with the NBC network. After years in Africa, where Mauney fell in love with the African bush while working with a veterinarian filming a troop of baboons, she gradually learned the craft of filmmaking. She eventually married the veterinarian and had a baby in her late 30s. Meanwhile, James, who was living in New York City, married and divorced, took on hazardous assignments in hot spots around the globe, fell in love with and eventually married a young Australian reporter and had not one but two late babies. The women tell their stories in alternating chapters, each covering a year or two and filled with details of daily life and concerns about love, work, men, marriage and motherhood. They are supportive of each other, sharing each other's trials and triumphs, visiting when they can and telephoning and emailing frequently. The strength of their mature friendship, which seemed rather tenuous at the beginning, is unmistakable, and these warm, southern women—Richmond, Va., is their hometown—talk freely and often about the depth of their feelings for each other. A warm, fuzzy read that, with its insights into the often complicated lives of career women, could be a favorite of women's reading groups. (Kirkus Reviews, March 15, 2007)
Biography type
contains biographical information
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183856
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James, Sara
Dewey number
  • 302.3/4/082
  • 302.3082
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illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
BF575.F66
LC item number
J35 2007
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non fiction
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Mauney, Ginger
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  • James, Sara
  • Mauney, Ginger
  • Female friendship
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two women, two continents, and one enduring friendship
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The best of friends : two women, two continents, and one enduring friendship, Sara James & Ginger Mauney
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634612
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352 pages
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9780060779481
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illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) i9780060779481
  • (OCoLC)126873391
Label
The best of friends : two women, two continents, and one enduring friendship, Sara James & Ginger Mauney
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
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634612
Dimensions
cm
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780060779481
Media category
unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780060779481
  • (OCoLC)126873391

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