Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tales of a Female Nomad

To continue my series of posts on my favorite books as listed on Facebook, today I want to share with you Tales of a Female Nomad by Rita Golden Gelman.

I read this book back in college, but it has stuck with me. In many ways, it is similar to Eat, Pray, Love, which has been on my mind lately. Perhaps that is why I thought of this book today. (Also, Gelman is coming out with a second memoir this summer--EVERYONE seems to be doing that these days!)

After a divorce (sound familiar?), Gelman decides to embark on a cross-cultural and cross-continental journey (again, familiar?). However, the similarities do seem to fade a bit after the premise.

Gelman goes on a journey around the globe and shares the stories of her adventures. This book is unique because this is not just a trip for the author. This is her new way of life. A visit to her website shares that she is still traveling-and she's at least 60 years old.

Has anyone read Tales of a Female Nomad? Have you ever thought of making traveling your permanent way of life?

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Art Wall Katie said...

I've not read it, though I did enjoy Eat, Pray, Love. I saw Liz Gilbert here at a concert hall a few weeks back. She was great, I had a lot of great take-aways from hearing her speak.

Caitlin said...

Katie, I would love to hear Gilbert speak! I've heard great things about a TED talk she gave about the creative process or something, but I haven't checked it out yet...I need to!

WhimsAndInconsistencies said...

I think as part of our retirement plan, Lee and I (or at least me, I'm not even sure I've told him about this...) want to take month-long vacations to one place so we can pretend we live there. :)

Carolyn said...

Ooh I will def. have to pick this one up! I love books like this.