Tales of a Female Nomad

Author: Rita Golden Gelman

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307421740

Category: Travel

Page: 320

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The true story of an ordinary woman living an extraordinary existence all over the world. “Gelman doesn’t just observe the cultures she visits, she participates in them, becoming emotionally involved in the people’s lives. This is an amazing travelogue.” —Booklist At the age of forty-eight, on the verge of a divorce, Rita Golden Gelman 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.

Female Nomad and Friends

Author: Rita Golden Gelman

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307588025

Category: Travel

Page: 352

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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!

Tales of a Nomad

Author: Charles Montague

Publisher: N.A


Category: Hunting

Page: 208

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Female Nomad & Friends

Author: Rita Golden Gelman

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 9780307588012

Category: Travel

Page: 335

View: 8759

A collection of stories and recipes about travel and the joys of cross-cultural connections, featuring selections from more than forty authors.

Finding My Brave Space

Author: Kimberly Raina James Ed D

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998186993


Page: N.A

View: 393

Kimberly grew up believing that international travel was not meant for black people. When taken, vacations meant visiting family and staying within the borders. Finding My Brave Space: A Black Girl's Tale of Wanderlust tells the story of an African-American woman, whose dream inspired her to buck tradition and ultimately led to her traveling to over sixty countries. Going against the expectations of her family, friends and community, she traveled the world finding her voice while coping - often very poorly - with the cancer that runs through her family. This unique memoir alternates between chapters about her first visit to each continent and chapters about her relationships with her family and community. Finding My Brave Space: A Black Girl's Tale of Wanderlust not only appeals to a wide range of travelers, and those yet to make the leap, but also to people who have been affected by illnesses in their family. This book is a compelling and often-unheard perspective of an African-American woman traveling to all seven continents; it will inspire you to find your brave space and live life to the fullest. Bravo! Kim has shared the magic and joy of international travel in a narrative designed to lure our black population into taking off and discovering the world...and themselves in the process. The how-to details emerge from the compelling personal story of a young black woman who refuses to play by the rules. Anyone, whatever the color, who has ever wondered what's "out there," will be swept into Kims' adventures and leave grateful to have been invited into her life. This book will change lives. Rita Golden Gelman, author, Tales of a Female Nomad, Living at Large in the World