Tales of a Female Nomad

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Penguin Random House Australia, Apr 1, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 302 pages
The inspiring story of a woman's rebirth from an unfulfilled suburbanite to a liberated woman of the world.

For years Rita Golden Gelman felt she lived someone else's life. She and her husband had a privileged existence, but she wasn't happy. When she suggests they separate for a couple of weeks, she is at first horrified when he suggests a couple of months, 'so they can be free to see other people'. Then Rita decides to fulfil a long- held dream- to travel the world. Fifteen years later, Rita is still travelling.

The inspiring story of a woman's rebirth from an unfulfilled suburbanite to a liberated woman of the world.

This is the story of her journey and personal transformation. From her first tentative trip to Mexico, swept off her feet by a Latin lover; to work as a tour guide in The Galapagos Islands; to live in a royal palace in Bali; to New Zealand where she 'adopts' a school full of children, Rita takes us on her many adventures.

Spending days in some places, years in others, Rita captures the joys of connecting with people everywhere and celebrates her glorious transformation from an unfulfilled suburbanite to a liberated and incredibly self- assured woman of the world. More than simply a travel memoir, Tales of a Female Nomad is the story of a woman's rebirth.

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User Review  - catzkc - LibraryThing

It's taken me years to write this review. This book made a considerable impression on me, but one the author probably didn't intend. For years I had dreamed of a life where I could travel all the time ... Read full review

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The year is 1986 and Rita Gelman and her husband are on the cusp of divorce, just as her last child leaves for college. Rita takes a trip to Mexico to find herself, and essentially, never comes back ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Rita Golden Gelman is an award- winning author of more than 70 children's books. She has been travelling the world since 1986 and has no permanent address, no possessions except those she carries and she rarely knows where she'll be six months from now.

Rita says: 'I've been living and loving my nomadic existence since the day in 1986 when, at the age of forty- eight, on the verge of a divorce, I looked around and thought: "There has to be more than one way to do life". 'There is.'

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