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

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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

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

“An exuberant homage to wanderlust.” —Kirkus Reviews

"This is a courageous, gentle, fascinating book, but be forewarned it's no idle armchair read. Like all of the best
travel writing, Rita Golden Gelman's wanderings are likely to provoke powerful self-examination, which could easily
catalyze your own wanderlust and curiosity."
—Alexander F. Lobrano, European correspondent, Gourmet, and author of Frommer's Irreverent Guide to Paris

"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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"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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