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I m a sucker for traveling to find yourself and find the world books and this falls neatly into this category I really get the I don t want to do what I m expected to do with my life but I really don t know what I want to do with my life feelings that Friedman had I still have those feelings and I m in my 50 s This book showed how she grew with her various travels and expanded her realm of consciousness She has an easy way of describing herself and her journeys and the people and experienc I m a sucker for traveling to find yourself and find the world books and this falls neatly into this category I really get the I don t want to do what I m expected to do with my life but I really don t know what I want to do with my life feelings that Friedman had I still have those feelings and I m in my 50 s This book showed how she grew with her various travels and expanded her realm of consciousness She has an easy way of describing herself and her journeys and the people and experiences she had along the way Made me want to get out and travel I picked up this book when I couldn t find Eat, Pray, Love anywhere in my local bookstore, but I was in the mood for a good travel story.Tip do not substitute this book for Eat, Pray, Love if you can t find it in your bookstore I can guarantee you it will be worth the wait, and I haven t even read it yet.This is the first book I ve ever given 1 star I honestly did not learn anything useful from this book, and none of my memories of her travels are very clear or meaningful I read this book ov I picked up this book when I couldn t find Eat, Pray, Love anywhere in my local bookstore, but I was in the mood for a good travel story.Tip do not substitute this book for Eat, Pray, Love if you can t find it in your bookstore I can guarantee you it will be worth the wait, and I haven t even read it yet.This is the first book I ve ever given 1 star I honestly did not learn anything useful from this book, and none of my memories of her travels are very clear or meaningful I read this book over the course of a week, so it s not like I sped through it or stretched it out too long I gave it a good average time to impress me After Part 1, I was expecting a decent 3 star book After Part 2, my expectations lowered to 2 stars, and it just kept depleting from there A majority of the descriptions are of her living and transportation accommodations, so while I now know plenty about hostels and buses, I did not learn much of any culture There is a ridiculous amount of similes and metaphors, making the whole book feel very pretentious I did not like her attitude towards the world most of the time, and her definition of good girl is very different from mine I don t typically expect good girls to get drunk without a second thought in unfamiliar environments and do a nude photoshoot on a college campus at night The title of the book completely skewed my expectations away from what I actually read Dear Rachel Friedman, the poet Gabriel Mistral you mention on p 268 is actually Gabriela Mistral a female, just for your record 1945 Nobel Prize winner.Also your remark on p 157 about you not speaking Austrian well, guess what No one does The language spoken in Austria is actually German.Please check you facts next time.I was rather disappointed with this book a description of accommodation and means of travel rather than a travelogue It failed to captivate me.Maybe ok for someone who Dear Rachel Friedman, the poet Gabriel Mistral you mention on p 268 is actually Gabriela Mistral a female, just for your record 1945 Nobel Prize winner.Also your remark on p 157 about you not speaking Austrian well, guess what No one does The language spoken in Austria is actually German.Please check you facts next time.I was rather disappointed with this book a description of accommodation and means of travel rather than a travelogue It failed to captivate me.Maybe ok for someone who s never been on the road, but very dull and offering nothing interesting for a seasoned traveller More like 3.5 stars It s a cute read, nothing awful but nothing necessarily spectacular In the beginning her na vet was a bit annoying although she does grow through her travels Oh and the chapter introductions where she refers to herself as our heroine were super annoying and accompanied each chapter She wasn t MY heroine in any sense of the word and to call yourself a heroine produces multiple eye rolls from me In the book, as a backpacker, she talks a lot about at hostels how they hav More like 3.5 stars It s a cute read, nothing awful but nothing necessarily spectacular In the beginning her na vet was a bit annoying although she does grow through her travels Oh and the chapter introductions where she refers to herself as our heroine were super annoying and accompanied each chapter She wasn t MY heroine in any sense of the word and to call yourself a heroine produces multiple eye rolls from me In the book, as a backpacker, she talks a lot about at hostels how they have a book exchange since when traveling it s hard to bring multiple books It just so happens that I brought the book on my travels to Costa Rica and the place I m staying also has a book exchange So it seems fitting to leave it here in Costa Rica for another traveler to read I would rate this 2.5 if I could, but I ll give it the benefit of the doubt and give it a 3 This book feels weird to me While I did enjoy it, I would often put it down and not return for days or weeks because I dreaded reading it again I recall enjoying it while reading it, but I can t seem to think of why that was Eventually I finished it because I didn t want to leave another book half read.So here s the deal Stuffy, 20 something year old Rachel Friedman does something that is apparently I would rate this 2.5 if I could, but I ll give it the benefit of the doubt and give it a 3 This book feels weird to me While I did enjoy it, I would often put it down and not return for days or weeks because I dreaded reading it again I recall enjoying it while reading it, but I can t seem to think of why that was Eventually I finished it because I didn t want to leave another book half read.So here s the deal Stuffy, 20 something year old Rachel Friedman does something that is apparently completely out of character for her and moves to Ireland for four months There she meets her complete opposite, the adventurous and carefree Australian, not to mention travel junkie, Carly Dawson The girls strike an instant friendship and after Friedman returns to America to finish her degree, the two spend a year living and travelling together.Here is what I enjoyed I liked the authour s voice even though she got on my nerves sometimes She had a very dry, sarcastic sense of humour She reminded me a lot of myself, in fact I also liked the philosophical musings she discusses in the book, having to do with finding one s place in the world, carving out your own life and facing your fears.Here is what I did not enjoy While the authour was a good writer and had an amusing sense of humour, most of the time she came off as a bit self entitled She spends the entire book complaining and stressing Through this, she claims that travel is changing her and that is has become a passion, yet she seems miserable the entire time and continually makes rookie traveler mistakes even after months of wandering She seemed only to be traveling because she had nothing better to do and didn t want to face the unknown waiting her back in the US I think I would prefer to have read this from Carly s point of view I also did not like the way her travel stories were laid out More than half the book is not actual traveling, but merely the authour moving to countries that are not culturally unlike America and living the average life that she fears so much Besides that, we never get to read about the activities she does in the road, and when we do, it s only the activities that A almost cause her death, B she hated or C made her terrified I feel as if this book is one giant description of the authour moving between places She spends 17 hours on a bus, then stops in this town on her way to this town from which she plans on travelling by train to this country It got very monotonous and I find myself not caring where she went because she alway did the exact same thing drank in pubs and slept in hostels I feel like her descriptions of hostels arevivid than those of countries.All in all, not a terrible book, but it didn t get my heart pumping like really well written travel memoirs do I liked it enough that I would be interested in reading other travel writings she may publish, but not enough that I would pick this up if I was in need of some travel inspiration This book is written in a breezy style that captured my attention from the start I felt almost as if I were there with Rachel during her travels and escapades Often times humorous, there were also moments that caused me to step back slightly, as Rachel apparently did, and take a look at an idea or issue with, what seemed like, a new set of eyes I loved reading about all the different places she visited and people she encountered For me, it got a bit tedious after awhile listening to her bemo This book is written in a breezy style that captured my attention from the start I felt almost as if I were there with Rachel during her travels and escapades Often times humorous, there were also moments that caused me to step back slightly, as Rachel apparently did, and take a look at an idea or issue with, what seemed like, a new set of eyes I loved reading about all the different places she visited and people she encountered For me, it got a bit tedious after awhile listening to her bemoan the fact that she just could not come to terms with what direction she wanted her life to take, as I believe she made that decision rather splendidly when she first decided to travel I did enjoy watching her grow into aself assured, self reliant young woman as she tackled various new adventures I found this memoir entertaining, funny, educational, and just down right appealing It was worth the time to view the world through Rachel s experiences, and I am so glad I happened upon this book Laurie JReviewer for Night Owl Reviews The Good Girl s Guide to Getting Lost A Memoir of Three Continents, Two Friends, and One Unexpected Adventure is a heart warming and funny story of self evolution and mateship, as defined through travel.Following her parents divorce and subsequent remarriage to new partners, Friedman decides to spend the summer before her last year of college travelling alone in Ireland to best avoid them all Landing in Dublin, she quickly realises that living in hostels on your own is harder andlonelie The Good Girl s Guide to Getting Lost A Memoir of Three Continents, Two Friends, and One Unexpected Adventure is a heart warming and funny story of self evolution and mateship, as defined through travel.Following her parents divorce and subsequent remarriage to new partners, Friedman decides to spend the summer before her last year of college travelling alone in Ireland to best avoid them all Landing in Dublin, she quickly realises that living in hostels on your own is harder andlonelier than originally envisaged She follows her instincts and decides to move on to Galway where she finds herself sharing an apartment with two Spaniards and her future travel writing muse, the free spirited wanderlust infused Australian, Carly Over time, Carly introduces Friedman to a different kind of travelling where things don t have to be planned and detailed to the nth degree, which emboldens Friedman to literally and metaphorically fling away the constraints of her Big Red baggage and transition to a fully fledged backpacker.Friedman s journey takes us across Ireland and Australia before venturing to South America, at which point she is able to fully earn her backpacking stripes Traipsing through Argentina, Bolivia, Peru and Chile she and Carly travel cheaply and painfully There s plenty of adventures and dark tales on the road and Friedman is able to share a lot of the wonder and fun that accompanies their travels.Her earlier description of experiences in the Emerald Isle will also resonate well with anyone who has ever travelled abroad on various working holiday type Visas Crammed into accommodations of dubious quality, working bum jobs, partying far too often and forming instantaneous bonds with other travellers at the drop of a hat, will be all too familiar.The Good Girl s Guide to Getting Lost isthan just a travelogue based memoir At its heart, it gives us great insight into the author s personal growth as she feels emboldened to break away from constantly seeking the approval of her parents and discovering how she should spend her life Friedman allows her anxieties and neuroses to play out in her writing, in what is an honest and refreshing story of someone coming to terms with themselves and has written an extremely enjoyable and light heartened account of someone not quite sure of how best to live up to societal norms Ugh Why is the author s voice so annoying I m trying to pinpoint exactly why it bothers me so much, but I can t quite Her prose are fine, and I found her descriptions of her locations and activities enjoyable, but she just comes off as a spoiled rich brat I feel like she is one of those people who travel for the bragging rights, or to prove how tough they are She is also one of the unhappiest travelers I ve read about She starts off in Ireland, where instead of exploring the area and enjoy Ugh Why is the author s voice so annoying I m trying to pinpoint exactly why it bothers me so much, but I can t quite Her prose are fine, and I found her descriptions of her locations and activities enjoyable, but she just comes off as a spoiled rich brat I feel like she is one of those people who travel for the bragging rights, or to prove how tough they are She is also one of the unhappiest travelers I ve read about She starts off in Ireland, where instead of exploring the area and enjoying herself, she is trying to find a job housing and worrying about money, it doesn t seem like she does anything very out of the ordinary or worth reading about Honestly, who moves to a new place and doesn t want to explore the country But she lives with an Australian girl who has traveled lots of places and lives in the moment, unlike the author who wants her life very planned and seems perpetually stressed about it So great, now she is going to have this transformation and learn to let go a little bit, but nope She does back home finished school, and only when the Australian calls to see if she wants to visit does the author consider traveling again, and it feels as through she is going for lack of anything else in her life While she is in Australia she once again quickly gets a job and stays in Sydney, it s only with her friend s parent s prodding does she even exploreof the country And the entire time she is there she bemoans the fact that she doesn t know what she is doing with her life and feels guilty for spending it abroad I kind of just want her to shut up and go have fun already You re in a new country, your room and board is being provided for you, stop the whining already There are thousands of people who dream of traveling and could never afford the ticket to places that she goes, so it s frustrating to hear her complain so much She finally decides to do some real traveling not just move somewhere and get a job with her Australian friend in South America, it sounds horrible She is very competitive with her friend, to the point of it being a strange relationship, she seems to want to prove that she is just as tough and seems almost resentful of even being with this girl Then she explains all the horrible things that happen, cars getting stuck, getting robbed, getting groped, staying in bad places, scary bike rides, bug bites.I feel like if she is that miserable she needs to go home What s the point of being unhappy on your travels But no, she needs to prove herself, to show how tough she is and what a bad ass traveler she is It gets tiring I finished the book, but just barely It was a super easy read {Free Pdf} ¸ The Good Girl's Guide to Getting Lost: A Memoir of Three Continents, Two Friends, and One Unexpected Adventure ⚞ 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 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 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 This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I love a good travel memoir but the author was just not someone I could get behind After extensive traveling in two countries, she still doesn t have the travel smarts to look into the prospect of needing a visa to get into Brazil, severely disrupting her and her travel companion s plans I m all about rolling with the punches of traveling, but her stupidity was just beyond something I could get over To top it all off, she doesn t look into needing to pay a departure tax on her final trip home I love a good travel memoir but the author was just not someone I could get behind After extensive traveling in two countries, she still doesn t have the travel smarts to look into the prospect of needing a visa to get into Brazil, severely disrupting her and her travel companion s plans I m all about rolling with the punches of traveling, but her stupidity was just beyond something I could get over To top it all off, she doesn t look into needing to pay a departure tax on her final trip home which is something I found out right away on one of my trips because I bothered to research for 5 minutes on the country I was going to I don t expect all travelers to know everything but I would expect someone who had been on the road for nearly a year to learn SOMETHING along the way.Even if I didn t like the people themselves, I tend to like the travel aspect of a book But after finishing the book, I didn t really feel like I was shown anything at all Her descriptions of the places she went to in South America blended together like they were all the same location She spenttime drinking and smoking in Ireland than exploring something I wouldn t necessarily see a proclaimed good girl to do Overall, not the worst memoir I ve read but I have no desire to read it again or read anything else the author writes