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Tales of a Female Nomad

By: Rita Golden Gelman
Narrated by: Rita Golden Gelman
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Summary

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 48, on the verge of a divorce, Rita left an elegant life in Los Angeles 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 bury when we become adults.

©2001 Rita Golden Gelman (P)2014 Tantor

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"An idiosyncratic but exuberant homage to wanderlust." ( Kirkus)

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Inspirational and unorthodox - how it should be!

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This was a wonderful story of a woman who change her life for the better and it was a pleasure to share her adventures.

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Strong independent woman!

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Great Book! Rita your inspirational.

Loved Rita story, She gets to know so many people from around the world. Visits and lives in so many countries across the world. And makes you realise your never too old to make a new life. Thanks for giving us a glimpse into your world Rita.

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Inspirational story to listen to

Rita has a voice I can listen to all day. I was captivated by her voice & her story.
To live her life as a female nomad is totally inspiring.
Who knew there was so many cultures & tribes willing to share with Rita??? I certainly didn’t.
I highly recommend this book.

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Inspiring

As a 48 year old lover of travelling who has put any more exotic trips on hold whist my children are little I was inspired. Rita has had many adventures at 50 and beyond :)

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a true go-getter!

what an inspirational lady. lovely voice to listen to too. plus a good lesson on how to meet people without internet

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What an inspiration

Such an inspirational story and woman. I hope someday to be able to travel and experience life like this!

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Thoroughly enjoyed

Easy to listen to, great travel stories, inspiring, honest, recommend. I imagine the author would be an awesome dinner guest 😊

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Insprational!

Thank you Rita for sharing your adventures and inspiring us older adventures that it is never too late to explore 😁👍

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Inspiring and uplifting

The brave and inspirational journey of a clever and wise mother and author as she is beginning to live again through travel. An uplifting adventure of hope as we experience through her eyes, the magic of human connections and the international power of smiles laughter and kindness.

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When life hit hard, turn around

Many have said that you have to Explorer the world when you are in your twenties to later settle down. This book teaches you that you can do it the other way around. If you feel like taking a break from the rat race in your second half of life, do so. This book is a proof of concept. Rekommend to everyone who feel somewhat lost in the tracks of life.

Could be better audio quality. But its managebale.

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