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Manlius Pebble Hill grad debuts book

Author Rachel Freidman's debut book, "The Good Girl's Guide to Getting Lost: A Memoir of Three Continents, Two Friends, and One Unexpected Adventure," hit bookstores last week. Freidman is a 1999 Manlius Pebble Hill graduate.

Publisher Random House describes the book as part travelogue and part ex-patriot coming-of-age: "Rachel Friedman's life was as neat, orderly and structured as any high-achieving, parent-pleasing college student when she suddenly decided to abandon the American mantra of 'go to school, get good grades, get a job.' A perennial good girl who unexpectedly finds her carefully calibrated life plans no longer inspire her, she makes a series of life-changing decisions - first dropping out of music school and then off the beaten path altogether - and finds a world of adventure across Ireland, Australia and South America."

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