Tales of a Female Nomad by Rita Golden Gelman
Living at Large in the World

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It is still, I think, a dream of mine to travel all over the world and photograph and explore different cultures. I'm not sure whether that dream will ever be fully realized, but this book helped me renew some of the promises I have made to myself.
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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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About Rita Golden Gelman

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Rita Golden Gelman is the author of more than seventy children's books, including 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.
 
Published December 18, 2007 by Broadway Books. 322 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Travel, Education & Reference, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Non-fiction
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on May 20 2010

Children’s author Gelman celebrates the joys of the unfettered life, lived only for the moment, that she enjoyed in places as varied as Guatemala and New Zealand after her marriage ended and she found herself finally able to do as she pleased.

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Reviewed by MindySue on Feb 21 2009

It is still, I think, a dream of mine to travel all over the world and photograph and explore different cultures. I'm not sure whether that dream will ever be fully realized, but this book helped me renew some of the promises I have made to myself.

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