The Best of Friends: Two Women, Two Continents, and One Enduring Friendship

The Best of Friends: Two Women, Two Continents, and One Enduring Friendship

by Sara James, Ginger Mauney

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Overview

Transplanting Southern roots to southern Africa, Ginger Mauney has earned the acceptance of a troop of baboons, unraveled mysteries of life and death in an elephant herd, and raised her young son in the wilds of Etosha National Park. During her career as a television journalist, Sara James paid her own way to cover the war in Nicaragua, exposed slavery in Sudan, plunged to the grave site of the Titanic, but struggled to balance work with marriage and motherhood. Though the two lead seemingly opposite lives, there is much they share. A hometown in Richmond, Virginia, an attraction to life on the razor's edge, and a past. Now, in this heartfelt memoir, Sara and Ginger alternately narrate the story of their twenties, thirties, and forties through the lens of a friendship that has spanned thousands of miles and more than thirty years, and reveal how they dared to reinvent their lives, just as it seemed that everything was falling apart.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060779498
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/24/2008
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Sara James is an Emmy Award-winning correspondent and anchor who has reported for Dateline, the Today show, and NBC Nightly News. She lives in New York City with her husband and their two daughters.


Filmmaker Ginger Mauney has lived and worked in Namibia for sixteen years. Her films have aired on National Geographic Explorer, PBS, Channel 4 (UK), and in more than fifty countries worldwide. She lives in Namibia with her husband and their son.

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“The Bach Minuet of memoirs…two vastly different stories…woven into the other to form a single, gorgeous melody.”

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“Rich tales…A unique window into modern women’s quest for meaning and calm in an ever more chaotic world.”

Lian Dolan

“Two great friends, two fascinating individual stories, and a memoir that reads like a novel…”

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