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Tales of a Female Nomad : Living at Large in the World
Tales of a Female Nomad Living at Large in the World
Author: Rita Golden Gelman
“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 ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780609809549
ISBN-10: 0609809547
Publication Date: 5/28/2002
Pages: 320
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 131 ratings
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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maurac23 avatar reviewed Tales of a Female Nomad : Living at Large in the World on
Helpful Score: 10
I really enjoyed this book. I've read many of the female traveler books such as Eat, Pray, Love, Around the world in 80 dates, Holy Cow an Indian adventure and Shutterbabe Adventures in Love and War. I think these types of books are so interesting. This one touched me because I can relate to someone who isn't caught up in the commercialism of the US, and who can find friends anywhere in the world. I really enjoyed this one!
Breninithaca avatar reviewed Tales of a Female Nomad : Living at Large in the World on + 376 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 9
This is probably my favorite travel memoir of the many I have read. The way the author immerses herself in the cultures she visits is wonderful and you have to respect how hard she tries not to judge them based on the values of her own past. I hope at the age of 50 I have the kind of courage she shows.
reviewed Tales of a Female Nomad : Living at Large in the World on + 166 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
The fascinating true story of a middle aged divorced woman and mother of two who sold her possessions and began to live her dream of traveling the world. For 20 years she has lived a few months at a time, all over the world, in off-the-beaten-path villages, and with an amazing variety of people. Her ability to trust in the unknown just blew me away.
sari-lynn avatar reviewed Tales of a Female Nomad : Living at Large in the World on + 207 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I devoured this book in one weekend! Rita Golden Gelman is an inspiration. She's fearless, trusting, and a true citizen of the world. I loved that she spent time in several places I knew well (Guatemala & New Zealand) and enjoyed reading about all the other cultures she became a part of. Her book was a joy to read. She is much less self-absorbed and whiny than Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of "Eat, Pray, Love" and she travels the way I would - lightly, cheaply, and with the aim of connecting to the indigenous people she meets, learning their culture and languages
bookloverinla avatar reviewed Tales of a Female Nomad : Living at Large in the World on + 54 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I loved this book!! The REAL Eat, Pray, Love! (the protagonist is likable!!) Truly, it's a beautiful book.
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reviewed Tales of a Female Nomad : Living at Large in the World on + 77 more book reviews
My 17 year old daughter seems to like this book.
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My next trip will be very different from previous trips. Rushing from monument to museum to "starred" hotels and restaurants just isn't going to cut it; connecting with people is. Ms Gelman has written an amazing travelogue.
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Loved this book, she is the epitome of real traveling. I admire her sensibility towards other cultures, her respect for other views without intervention trying to "fix" it.She inspired me to be part of Serpa, I am considering become a member now.
I read it in one day, could not put it down,and after it all the books about traveling seemed boring .
Read it ,you won't regret the choice.


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