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Adventure Divas: Searching the Globe for Women Who Are Changing the World

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After years of working behind a desk, Holly Morris had finally had enough. So she quit her job and set out to prove that adventure is not just a vacation style but a philosophy of living and to find like-minded, risk-taking women around the globe. With modest backing, a small television crew, her spirited producer-mother, Jeannie, and a whole lot of chutzpah, Morris tracked down artists, activists, and politicos-women of action who are changing the rules and sometimes the world around them.

In these pages, Morris brings to life the remarkable people and places shes encountered on the road while filming her PBS series Adventure Divas and other programs. We meet Assata Shakur, a former Black Panther and social activist and now a fugitive living in exile in Cuba; Kiran Bedi, New Delhis chief of police, who revolutionized Indias infamously brutal Tijar Jail with her humanitarian ethic; New Zealand pop star Hinewehi Mohi, a Maori who reinvigorates her native culture for a new generation; and Mokarrameh Ghanbari, a septuagenarian painter and rice farmer who lives in the tiny village of Darikandeh on the Caspian plains of Iran, where her creative talents run counter to the governments strict stance on art.

Along the way, Morris herself becomes a certified Adventure Diva, as she hunts for wild boar with Penan tribesmen in the jungles of Borneo, climbs the Matterhorn short-roped to a salty fourth-generation Swiss guide, and memorably becomes the first woman ever to enter the traditional camel race of the Saharan oasis town of Timia.

Intelligent, phenomenally funny, and chock-full of rich and telling details of place, Adventure Divas is a pro-woman chronicle for the twenty-first century. In a pilgrimage fueled by curiosity, ideology, and full-on estrogen power, Holly Morris has paved the way for all of us to discover our own diva within and set out on our own adventures.

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"Travel temptress Holly Morris" ("The Orange County Register") travels to the corners of the earth to document the stories of extraordinary women--politicos, artists, activists--whose lives have transformed the world around them.

About the Author

Holly Morris is the founder of Adventure Divas, Inc., a multimedia production company, and is executive producer and writer/director of the award-winning prime-time PBS documentary series Adventure Divas. She is the former editorial director of Seal Press and the editor of two fishing anthologies, A Different Angle and Uncommon Waters. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Ms., Outside, and numerous anthologies and on abcnews.com. When shes not writing or producing television documentaries, Morris is a correspondent for television series such as Lonely Planet Treks in America, Treks in a Wild World, Globe Trekkers, and Outdoor Investigations.

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adventurecalls, September 18, 2010 (view all comments by adventurecalls)
This novel speaks directly to women across the world. Although society expects us to settle with roles, someone has to seek adventure for the sake of adventure alone. May it have been Jack London when I was growing up, which I read his books passionately
only to find myself living life in Alaska nearly one decade. Ahh,
the passion for life that adventure draws out from your spirit. This title reinforces the fact that women can also pursue adventure and that it is our birthright to live life to its fullest potential.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375760631
Author:
Morris, Holly
Publisher:
Villard Books
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Special Interest - Adventure
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Outdoors-Lore and Survival
Subject:
travel;non-fiction;feminism;memoir;women
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 B/W ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8 x 5.22 x 0.69 in 0.5 lb

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