Monkey Dancing by Daniel Glick
A Father, Two Kids, and Journey to the Ends of the Earth

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After losing his brother to cancer and a painful divorce that left him the sole charge d'affaires of two decidedly spirited children, environmental reporter Daniel Glick knew he and his little family desperately needed some karmic rejuvenation. He opted for an epic adventure. In the summer of 2001, Dan, Zoe, and Kolya packed up and set off on a six-month tour to see the world's most exotic and endangered habitats.

Monkey Dancing takes readers along for this incredible journey. From the python-infested rivers of Borneo to the highest summits of Bali, from Nepal's Gangeatic Plains to Australia's Great Barrier Reef, Glick recounts the adventures they met with, the challenges they confronted, and how they learned to cope with grief, loss, and one another. Along the way, he offers intimate reflection on life, fatherhood, change, and the fragile health of our troubled planet.

Acclaimed by reviewers, a BookSense Parenting bestseller, Monkey Dancing is a "poignant, affirming, ultimately courageous book"—Audubon Magazine.
 

About Daniel Glick

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Daniel Glick worked for "Newsweek" for more than 12 years, as a Washington correspondent and as a special correspondent roving the Rocky Mountain West. He has also written for "Rolling Stone," the "Washington Post Magazine," the "New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Men's Journal" and numerous other publications, and is the author of "Powder Burn: Arson, Money, and Mystery on Vail Mountain," Having traveled widely and lived on four continents, Glick now lives in Colorado with his two children.
 
Published June 16, 2004 by PublicAffairs. 386 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Parenting & Relationships, Science & Math, Biographies & Memoirs, Action & Adventure. Non-fiction

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This is a very human story, balancing the local color with stories about Glick’s deceased brother, the grief that trailed when the children's mother left them, and the resulting sea change in Glick as he grapples with Kolya’s newborn interest in drugs and Zoe’s first yeast infection.

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By the time Glick is finished talking of lizards, crocodiles, cassowaries, koalas and kingfishers, even readers who lack the author's raging wanderlust will long to encounter unfamiliar cultures and witness firsthand the tigers of Nepal, the Javan rhinos of Vietnam and the orangutans of Borneo.

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