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Tales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World

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ISBN13: 9780609809549
ISBN10: 0609809547
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"I move throughout the world without a plan, guided by instinct, connecting through trust, and constantly watching for serendipitous opportunities." — From the Preface

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. 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.

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"Rita Gelman takes us on a journey filled with cultural interactions and human observations. An inspirational story, particularly for anyone considering a major lifestyle change." Melinda Blanchard, co-author of A Trip to the Beach

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"Tales of a Female Nomad follows Gelman from fragility to self-confidence as she traverses the globe." Chicago Tribune

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"Whenever I open an atlas...part of me wants to pack up and hit the road for a year or two. But I doubt I'll ever do it, because I'm too practical. Rita Golden Gelman...didn't let practicalities stop her." Los Angeles Times

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"An exuberant homage to wanderlust." Kirkus Reviews

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"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

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"Her enthusiasm for the people she meets and her ability to overcome the challenges faced by a woman traveling alone make for an engrossing and inspirational read." Library Journal

About the Author

Rita Golden Gelman is the author of more than seventy children's books, including Inside Nicaragua, which was one of the ALA's Best Young Adult Books of 1988, and More Spaghetti, I Say!, a staple in every first grade classroom. As a nomad, Rita has no permanent address. Her most recent encampments have been in Mexico and New York City.

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Larkin, May 3, 2011 (view all comments by Larkin)
This book is Eat, Pray, Love on steroids. Like Gilbert, Rita Gelman is catapulted into the life of a world traveler by a marriage gone wrong. She also falls in love, after eating amazing foods around the world and tasting some wild and woolly (trance dancing anyone?)spiritual experiences. But there, the sameness stops. Instead of one man, Gelman falls in love with the world and all its people as she makes her way through eight countries in addition to the United States: Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Israel, Galapagos Islands, Indonesia, New Zealand and Thailand. In each place she lives with local families -all strangers at first- sometimes for weeks, sometimes for years. Toward the end of her book the author reflects on why her adventures, some wonderfully joyful, some harrowing, are so juicy. Gelman's response: she trusts people. In a time where trusting someone else feels like an act of courage, I salute this author's gumption, curiosity and ability to pull her readers right into the middle of whatever it is she is experiencing.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780609809549
Author:
Gelman, Rita Golden
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Voyages and travels
Subject:
Travelers
Subject:
Gelman, Rita Golden
Subject:
Journeys
Subject:
Gelman, Rita Golden - Journeys
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Biography-Women
Edition Number:
1st pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
ERDC/CRREL TR-02-8
Publication Date:
20020531
Binding:
Trade Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.06x5.18x.71 in. .52 lbs.

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Product details 320 pages Three Rivers Press (CA) - English 9780609809549 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Rita Gelman takes us on a journey filled with cultural interactions and human observations. An inspirational story, particularly for anyone considering a major lifestyle change."
"Review" by , "Tales of a Female Nomad follows Gelman from fragility to self-confidence as she traverses the globe."
"Review" by , "Whenever I open an atlas...part of me wants to pack up and hit the road for a year or two. But I doubt I'll ever do it, because I'm too practical. Rita Golden Gelman...didn't let practicalities stop her."
"Review" by , "An exuberant homage to wanderlust."
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "Her enthusiasm for the people she meets and her ability to overcome the challenges faced by a woman traveling alone make for an engrossing and inspirational read."
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