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

by Rita Golden Gelman | Travel |
ISBN: 9780609809549 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingbartonzwing of Bellevue, Washington USA on 7/31/2008
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7 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingbartonzwing from Bellevue, Washington USA on Thursday, July 31, 2008
sending as RABCK

Journal Entry 2 by wingbartonzwing at By mail, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Friday, January 23, 2009

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sending for a vbb at BookObsessed

Journal Entry 3 by darkpunkangel from Barrie, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Thanks, arrived yesterday. Look forward to reading it!

Journal Entry 4 by darkpunkangel from Barrie, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Wow, what a great read. It totally inspired me now but I don't think I could be a complete nomad like Rita even if I traveled for years I would want to come home to my own place, even if its only a week or so.

RES for a surprise RABCK.

Journal Entry 5 by darkpunkangel at A Surprise RABCK, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (5/11/2010 UTC) at A Surprise RABCK, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases

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Surprise! Hope you enjoy the book!

Journal Entry 6 by potok-fan from Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Monday, May 17, 2010
woo-hoo! RABCK! Potok squeals and runs around like a dervish (or possibly a female nomad??). Thank you, DPA!

Journal Entry 7 by potok-fan at Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Monday, May 31, 2010
Thanks again, dpa. I really enjoyed reading this book. It reminded me a little of an article I read about !Heidemarie Schwermer. There's a lot of food for thought there.

One thing I wondered about through the book was the way she seemed to make deep connections with people, but then just to leave them when it was "time to move on". I was glad that late in the book she addressed the extent to which she does and doesn't feel connected. And similarly, the difficulties her children had with her decision. (Although I also noticed that her daughter, at least, has benefited from having a Mom living in exotic locations who's happy to be visited for several weeks on end!)

To repeat, there really was a lot to mull about here. Suddenly I wish I were part of a book club discussing this book! Maybe instead of just rabcking it forward I should pass it around to some local BCers and then get together and TALK! :)

Journal Entry 8 by potok-fan at Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Friday, November 05, 2010
The Goalie Girl won this in an "Armchair Travel" swap on bookobsessed. It went into the mail today.

Journal Entry 9 by wingthegoaliegirlwing at Spokane, Washington USA on Saturday, November 20, 2010
Book has arrived safely in Spokane. Pretty sure I have this so I will most likely be sending it on.

Journal Entry 10 by wingthegoaliegirlwing at HGG 2010, Holiday Gift Giving -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, November 21, 2010

Released 8 yrs ago (11/20/2010 UTC) at HGG 2010, Holiday Gift Giving -- Controlled Releases

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Sent out to grant a HGG wish. Enjoy this book from your wishlist!

Journal Entry 11 by froggie66 at Ottawa, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Thank you for the wish list book. It was unexpected. Definitely one of the books on my list. :) Happy Holidays.

Journal Entry 12 by froggie66 at Ottawa, Ontario Canada on Sunday, January 02, 2011
Satisfied some of my travel itch. I am wanting to get out and travel more but not to the same extent as the Nomad lady in this book. I lived a bit through her travels in the book. It was well done but then I don't think I could be a Nomad to that extent. I guess I am more stuck in my ways now. For some it must feed their inner being like food. It is true as she says in the acknowledgments that she couldn't have done it without the generosity of all the people she has met. Definitely a worth while read.

Journal Entry 13 by froggie66 at Ottawa, Ontario Canada on Saturday, May 21, 2011

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Sending to JennyC1230 in Georgia with her choices from my Canada / US virtual romance book box as a surprise. Thought she might like it and it is definitely time it moved along. :) I liked this one alot though I would love to travel, I don't think I could ever go that far and leave all my possessions. Unfortunately, I am attached to too many things in my place though as the unclutterers say, take a picture and you will always have those memories. (I digress on a tangent - not sure why.) lol - This was mailed and may get stuck in an impending possible mail strike. Still it will be a nice surprise when it reaches its destination.

Journal Entry 14 by JennyC1230 at Woodstock, Georgia USA on Friday, June 03, 2011
Thank you so much for the surprise book! This one looks interesting. I haven't heard of it, but I am going to read it. I like travelling and haven't been able to do as much as I would like.

Book Description: 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.

Journal Entry 15 by JennyC1230 at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, trades, California USA on Thursday, September 15, 2011

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I decided not to read this one. I found it on a fabulous bookcrosser's wishlist, so I am sending it to her for a Happy Birthday surprise!

I hope you have a wonderful birthday, princess-peapod!
Thank you for sharing your books with me!

Journal Entry 16 by princess-peapod at San Luis Obispo, California USA on Wednesday, September 28, 2011
I adore that you sent me fun books to read for my birthday, but love even more that a wishlist book was in with them! Also it looks like this one has had a bit of fun travelling much like the topic within the book. Quite looking forward to the read!

Journal Entry 17 by princess-peapod at Little free Library in San Luis Obispo, California USA on Wednesday, January 09, 2019

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Another I’m trying to get out into the world to find new readers!!!
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