Tales of a Female Nomad

I couldn’t put this one, by Rita Golden Gelman, down. At all. For one thing, she’s a completely captivating writer and story teller. For another, her stories are completely capitvating. She truly is a remarkable woman. In 1986, at the age of 48 and facing an impending divorce, she gave up all her posessions and decided to live in third world countries, experiencing what the natives experience. This is her story. I was completely in awe and amazed at the things she was willing to try, and succeded at; the people she met; and the lives she’s experienced. It’s way beyond a travel book; it’s a life book. And an amazing read. If you’re curious, she did eventually set up a permanent web “address“. Check it out.

3 thoughts on “Tales of a Female Nomad

  1. Oh I’m so glad someone’s mentioning this book! I read it a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it. I can’t imagine doing half of the things she did. I need to revisit her web site to see where she is now. Thanks for the link.

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  2. Anonymous says:

    I must admit I was inspired by this book. But, doesn’t anyone else think that she seemed a little boastful? She had a wonderful sense of writing and talked about she changed but I didn’t see much change in her on my own. I loved hearing of her experiences but she seemed judgemental. then again aren’t we all? Overall, I was not impressed. Inspired. But, uninpressed.

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