Female Nomad & Friends: Tales of Breaking Free and Breaking Bread Around the World

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Three Rivers Press, 2010 - Social Science - 335 pages
In 1987, Rita, newly divorced, set out to live her dream. She sold all her possessions and became a nomad. She wrote a book about her ongoing journey and, in 2001, insisted on putting her personal e-mail address in the last chapter--against all advice. It turned out to be a fortuitous decision. She has met thousands of readers, stayed in their homes, and sat around kitchen tables sharing stories and food and laughter.

In this essay collection, Gelman includes her own further adventures, as well as those of writers and readers telling tales of the shared humanity they experienced in their travels. The stories are funny and sad, poignant and tender, familiar and bizarre. They will make you laugh and cry and maybe even send you off on your own adventure. Also included are fabulous international recipes such as vegetarian dolmades (stuffed grape leaves), chiles en nogada (stuffed poblano chiles topped with a white cream sauce with walnuts and a sprinkle of pomegranate seeds), and ho mok (an extraordinary fish-coconut custard from Thailand). Happy reading--and bon appétit, selamat makan, buen provecho!

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FEMALE NOMAD AND FRIENDS: Tales of Breaking Free and Breaking Bread Around the World

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Children's-book author Gelman (Doodler Doodling, 2004, etc.) follows up Tales of a Female Nomad (2001) with a collaborative collection of essays—and a smattering of recipes—celebrating travel ... Read full review

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Love this author and her mission is good. Recipes!!! Read full review

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About the author (2010)

He is the author of Tales of a Female Nomad and 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. She does have a website, www.RitaGoldenGelman.com and a new project, www.LetsGetGlobal.org.

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