Tales of a Female Nomad

Tales of a Female Nomad Author Rita Golden Gelman
ISBN-10 0307421740
Release 2007-12-18
Pages 320
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Rita Golden Gelman is 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 travelling the world, connecting with people in cultures all over the globe. In 1986 Rita 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. 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.



Tales of a Female Nomad

Tales of a Female Nomad Author Rita Golden Gelman
ISBN-10 9781742748443
Release 2012-04-01
Pages 302
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The inspiring story of a woman's rebirth from an unfulfilled suburbanite to a liberated woman of the world. For years Rita Golden Gelman felt she lived someone else's life. She and her husband had a privileged existence, but she wasn't happy. When she suggests they separate for a couple of weeks, she is at first horrified when he suggests a couple of months, 'so they can be free to see other people'. Then Rita decides to fulfil a long- held dream- to travel the world. Fifteen years later, Rita is still travelling. The inspiring story of a woman's rebirth from an unfulfilled suburbanite to a liberated woman of the world. This is the story of her journey and personal transformation. From her first tentative trip to Mexico, swept off her feet by a Latin lover; to work as a tour guide in The Galapagos Islands; to live in a royal palace in Bali; to New Zealand where she 'adopts' a school full of children, Rita takes us on her many adventures. Spending days in some places, years in others, Rita captures the joys of connecting with people everywhere and celebrates her glorious transformation from an unfulfilled suburbanite to a liberated and incredibly self- assured woman of the world. More than simply a travel memoir, Tales of a Female Nomad is the story of a woman's rebirth.



Female Nomad and Friends

Female Nomad and Friends Author Rita Golden Gelman
ISBN-10 9780307588029
Release 2010-06-01
Pages 288
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In 1987, Rita, newly divorced, set out to live her dream. She sold all her possessions and became a nomad. She wrote a book about her ongoing journey and, in 2001, insisted on putting her personal e-mail address in the last chapter—against all advice. It turned out to be a fortuitous decision. She has met thousands of readers, stayed in their homes, and sat around kitchen tables sharing stories and food and laughter. In this essay collection, Gelman includes her own further adventures, as well as those of writers and readers telling tales of the shared humanity they experienced in their travels. The stories are funny and sad, poignant and tender, familiar and bizarre. They will make you laugh and cry and maybe even send you off on your own adventure. Also included are fabulous international recipes such as vegetarian dolmades (stuffed grape leaves), chiles en nogada (stuffed poblano chiles topped with a white cream sauce with walnuts and a sprinkle of pomegranate seeds), and ho mok (an extraordinary fish-coconut custard from Thailand). Happy reading—and bon appétit, selamat makan, buen provecho!



Wet Cats

Wet Cats Author Rita Golden Gelman
ISBN-10 0590336401
Release 1985-01-01
Pages 48
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Wet Cats has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Wet Cats also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Wet Cats book for free.



Doodler Doodling

Doodler Doodling Author Rita Golden Gelman
ISBN-10 9780688166458
Release 2004-08-10
Pages 24
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Teachers teach, flyers fly, painters paint, climbers climb--and teachers fly, climbers paint ....



The Yellow Envelope

The Yellow Envelope Author Kim Dinan
ISBN-10 9781492635390
Release 2017-04-04
Pages 368
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What Would You Do with a Yellow Envelope? After Kim and her husband decide to quit their jobs to travel around the world, they're given a yellow envelope containing a check and instructions to give the money away. The only three rules for the envelope: Don't overthink it; share your experiences; don't feel pressured to give it all away. Through Ecuador, Peru, Nepal, and beyond, Kim and Brian face obstacles, including major challenges to their relationship. As she distributes the gift to people she encounters along the way she learns that money does not have a thing to do with the capacity to give, but that giving—of ourselves—is transformational.



Faery Tale

Faery Tale Author Signe Pike
ISBN-10 9781101444924
Release 2010-11-02
Pages 320
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In search of something to believe in once more, Signe Pike left behind a career in Manhattan to undertake a magical journey-literally. In a sweeping tour through Mexico, England, Ireland, Scotland, and beyond, she takes readers to dark glens and abandoned forests, ancient sacred sites, and local pubs, seeking people who might still believe in the elusive beings we call faeries. As Pike attempts to connect with the spirit world-and reconnect with her sense of wonder and purpose-she comes to view both herself and the world around her in a profoundly new light. Captivating, full of heart, and unabashedly whimsical, Faery Tale is more than a memoir-it's the story of rekindling that spark of belief that makes even the most skeptical among us feel like a child again.



Go Your Own Way

Go Your Own Way Author Faith Conlon
ISBN-10 9780786750610
Release 2007-05-04
Pages 304
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There is nothing quite like hitting the road by yourself to awaken your senses, sharpen your mind, and build your confidence. In twenty-three beautifully crafted essays, women recount the thrills of traveling solo. Despite threat-assessment levels and airport-security hassles, women of all generations are traveling more freely and independently than ever before. In that go-for-it spirit, Go Your Own Way spans the globe: adventure diva Holly Morris finds herself lost in the jungles of Borneo, alone with her thoughts and a cold-blooded companion; Lara Triback's quest to learn the tango takes her to the late-night dance floors of Buenos Aires; Stephanie Griest finds female friends invaluable in her journey through Uzbekistan; and Amy Balfour recounts a hilarious trek up Yosemite's Half Dome. The writers in Go Your Own Way pay tribute to the empowerment of independent adventure and discovery, offering up the perfect antidote for today's climate of fear and international discord. All the while, they show that alone doesn't have to mean lonely.



Translated Woman

Translated Woman Author Ruth Behar
ISBN-10 9780807070468
Release 2014-10-28
Pages 400
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Translated Woman tells the story of an unforgettable encounter between Ruth Behar, a Cuban-American feminist anthropologist, and Esperanza Hernández, a Mexican street peddler. The tale of Esperanza's extraordinary life yields unexpected and profound reflections on the mutual desires that bind together anthropologists and their "subjects." From the Trade Paperback edition.



RV Traveling Tales

RV Traveling Tales Author Jaimie Hall
ISBN-10 0971677727
Release 2002
Pages 224
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52 women answer the question: What is it like to be a female nomad on the open road. In this anthology women share their journeys on the open road in search of people, places, and life.



Tracks

Tracks Author Robyn Davidson
ISBN-10 9781408834879
Release 2012-10-01
Pages 272
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Now a major motion picture starring Mia Wasikowska and Adam Driver 'I experienced that sinking feeling you get when you know you have conned yourself into doing something difficult and there's no going back.' So begins Robyn Davidson's perilous journey across 1,700 miles of hostile Australian desert to the sea with only four camels and a dog for company. Enduring sweltering heat, fending off poisonous snakes and lecherous men, chasing her camels when they get skittish and nursing them when they are injured, Davidson emerges as an extraordinarily courageous heroine driven by a love of Australia's landscape, an empathy for its indigenous people, and a willingness to cast away the trappings of her former identity. Tracks is the compelling, candid story of her odyssey of discovery and transformation. WITH A NEW POSTSCRIPT BY THE AUTHOR AND A STUNNING COLOUR PICTURE SECTION



100 Places in Greece Every Woman Should Go

100 Places in Greece Every Woman Should Go Author Amanda Summer
ISBN-10 9781609521080
Release 2015-10-19
Pages 360
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Told in a series of original essays with practical sidebar information, 100 Places in Greece Every Woman Should Go is for all lovers of Greece and the Greek way of life. Like all great travel writing, this volume goes beyond the guidebook and offers insight not only about where to go but why to go there. A combination of keen travel advice, memoir and meditations on the glories of Greece, 100 Places in Greece Every Woman Should Go is an indispensable companion, a must-have in your carry-on for the flight to Athens. Author Amanda Summer draws on a quarter century of traveling and living in Greece to lead you through the country as an insider would, to reveal the vineyards, cooking classes, archaeological treasures and contemplative hikes from Athens to Zakynthos, the Peloponnese to Crete. Along the way, she tells the stories of fascinating Greek women of myth and history and the places they influenced. These 100 stories capture art, culture, food, history and style with jaunts through the cities, the islands, and the interior backcountry. From sexy to mythological, from spiritual to romantic, 100 Places in Greece Every Woman Should Go is for the smart and curious traveler who wants to see Greece, her way.



Rice Is Life

Rice Is Life Author Rita Golden Gelman
ISBN-10 9780805057195
Release 2000-05-01
Pages 32
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In Bali, as in many parts of the world, rice is more than just a staple food-rice is life! In Bali, life revolves around the planting and harvesting of rice. While eels slip through the mud and dragonflies flutter overhead, farmers plant seedlings in the wet rice field, or 'saweh.' Soon each plant is crowned with flowers, and tiny green kernels appear. Rain nourishes the kernels, which grow plump and sweet. The green plants turn golden and ripe, and everyone helps harvest the grain. When the harvest is finished, the farmers give thanks to the goddess of rice for a successful crop. From planting the seeds to harvesting the ripe grain, this beautiful, poetic book tells the story of rice and of the Balinese people, for whom rice is life.



Conundrum

Conundrum Author Jan Morris
ISBN-10 9780571266005
Release 2011-02-03
Pages 160
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As one of Britain's best and most loved travel writers, Jan Morris has led an extraordinary life. Perhaps her most remarkable work is this grippingly honest account of her ten-year transition from man to woman - its pains and joys, its frustrations and discoveries. On first publication in 1974, the book generated enormous interest and curiosity around the world, and was subsequently chosen by The Times as one of the '100 Key Books of Our Time'. Including a new introduction, this re-issue marks a return to that particular journey. 'Certainly the best first-hand account ever written by a traveller across the boundaries of sex.' Daily Mail



ESP Stories of Strange Happenings

ESP  Stories of Strange Happenings Author Rita Golden Gelman
ISBN-10 0590313126
Release 1981
Pages 96
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ESP stories of people who are closely related to each other and involved in dramatic, emotional situations.



Inside Nicaragua

Inside Nicaragua Author Rita Golden Gelman
ISBN-10 0531150852
Release 1988
Pages 189
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The author describes her experiences traveling through Nicaragua and the effects of the present conflict on the lives of the young people of this troubled country.



The Prison Angel

The Prison Angel Author Mary Jordan
ISBN-10 9781101098714
Release 2006-05-30
Pages 256
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The winners of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for international reporting tell the astonishing story of Mary Clarke. At the age of fifty, Clarke left her comfortable life in suburban Los Angeles to follow a spiritual calling to care for the prisoners in one of Mexico's most notorious jails. She actually moved into a cell to live among drug king pins and petty thieves. She has led many of them through profound spiritual transformations in which they turned away from their lives of crime, and has deeply touched the lives of all who have witnessed the depth of her compassion. Donning a nun's habit, she became Mother Antonia, renowned as "the prison angel," and has now organized a new community of sisters-the Servants of the Eleventh Hour—widows and divorced women seeking new meaning in their lives. "We had never heard a story like hers," Jordan and Sullivan write, "a story of such powerful goodness." Born in Beverly Hills, Clarke was raised around the glamour of Hollywood and looked like a star herself, a beautiful blonde reminiscent of Grace Kelly. The choreographer Busby Berkeley spotted her at a restaurant and offered her a job, but Mary's dream was to be a happy wife and mother. She raised seven children, but her two unfulfilling marriages ended in divorce. Then in the late 1960s, in midlife, she began devoting herself to charity work, realizing she had an extraordinary talent for drumming up donations for the sick and poor. On one charity mission across the Mexican border to the drug-trafficking capitol of Tijuana, she visited La Mesa prison and experienced an intense feeling that she had found her true life's work. As she recalls, "I felt like I had come home." Receiving the blessings of the Catholic Church for her mission, on March 19, 1977, at the age of fifty, she moved into a cell in La Mesa, sleeping on a bunk with female prisoners above and below her. Nearly twenty-eight years later she is still living in that cell, and the remarkable power of her spiritual counseling to the prisoners has become legendary. The story of both one woman's profound journey of discovery and growth and of the deep spiritual awakenings she has called forth in so many lost souls, The Prison Angel is an astonishing testament to the powers of personal transformation.