Monday, August 18, 2008

Read This!

Seriously, you should read this book: Tales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World

My sister-in-law bought it for me for my birthday (oops, that was in December!) and I just now got around to reading it. Darn, wish I'd started it earlier! But that's what happens when you have a pile of 10 to-be-read books with deadlines and a gift book with no strings attached...

I'm fascinated by this lady who learned two languages and just goes off and has these adventures all by herself! She says that she always gets nervous before going off on a new adventure and gets down on herself because she hasn't planned anything, but then it usually works out just fine. I wonder if that's at all related to my fear of the unknown...

Here's the excerpt off the back cover:

Tales of a Female Nomad is the story of Rita Golden Gelman, an ordinary woman who is living an extraordinary existence. At the age of forty-eight, on the verge of a divorce, Rita left an elegant life in L.A. to follow her dream of connecting with people in cultures all over the world. In 1986 she sold her possessions and became a nomad, living in a Zapotec village in Mexico, sleeping with sea lions on the Galapagos Islands, and residing everywhere from thatched huts to regal palaces in Bali. She has observed orangutans in the rain forest of Borneo, visited trance healers and dens of black magic, and cooked with women on fires all over the world. Rita’s example encourages us all to dust off our dreams and rediscover the joy, the exuberance, and the hidden spirit that so many of us bury when we become adults.

You can go here if you'd like to read the first chapter (and if that doesn't work then look for the tab that says "features")

This is my contribution (finally) to Amy's Read One Book challenge!

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:56 PM

    So glad you're enjoying it!! :) (Yes, I'm still on Oregon time...) Allison


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