By Mary Bartnikowski
Approximately Mary’s writing:
"Wise, hot, witty, it ripples with impolite, righteous enjoyable and whilst bargains profound insights into the character of inventive expression. It resonates from best to backside with deep and abiding humanity. here's an impossible to resist ebook choked with practicality and spirituality alike. it truly is crucial studying for all real souls of sunshine who love literature."
- Prof. Richard Walter, Screenwriting Chairman, UCLA movie School
“A blast of clean air, a extra in-your-face Erma Bombeck”
- San Francisco Chronicle
“Candid and edgy”
- San Jose Mercury News
“Along the traces of Virginia Woolf yet in an irreverent voice equivalent to Annie Lamott.”
- Palo Alto Weekly
“She talks approximately issues that I wouldn’t inform my top friend.”
- Mary’s Mom
A sassy, heart-pounding, actual story of wanderlust, and the excitement of flying by way of the seat of your pants.
What occurs whilst a high-spirited, solo mother and photographer unearths her existence becoming too tightly and makes a decision to chop free and be loose?
Newly minted as a lone warrior, she moves out on her personal after elevating her youngster son and takes us on a water slide experience from mystical Machu Picchu to the rooftop of the area in Nepal researching the joys and transformation of go back and forth and worldwide humanitarian work.
Around the realm by way of bus, boat, teach, and airplane with out tremendous checking account and extremely little electrical energy she communes with llamas in Peru, rides elephants bareback in Nepal, meditates within the Himalayas, surfs in Ecuador, salsa dances with infants in Colombia, and cracks up young children instructing English in India.
Like a martini combined with metaphysics, this gutsy experience e-book explores the nice, the undesirable, and the provocative and peopled mosaic of crossing foreign borders strolling, damn Bolivian busses, being besieged via pork in Buenos Aries, taking pictures photos for orphanages, faculties, and ashrams, and hitchhiking within the Himalayas.
And you don’t also have to go away your home.
Drop shipped into 3rd global international locations with little greater than a language dictionary and her personal playful spirit she leaves at the back of the bags of her existence; her mattress, property, and break-up after twenty years of marriage and discovers her new prestige as a loose and unfettered lady.
With an strange mixture of non secular panache and deadpan hilarity Kitten Heels captivates with sheer pride and an important dose of courage.
Full colour picture version, choked with wonderful pictures from Asia, South the USA and important America.
About Mary's Writing:
“Along the strains of Virginia Woolf yet in an irreverent voice comparable to Annie Lamott.”
- Palo Alto Weekly
“Raw emotion, an excellent read.”
- Library Journal
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I purchased a clean carrot juice that was once juiced in entrance of me for only 2 greenbacks. After I drank it I felt bursting with healthiness and energy. comfortable i will be able to beat the excessive expense of residing within the united states – who was once that lady who paid $1500 a month for a small house within the swankiest component to Palo Alto? That woman was once me; deluded and knocked up with the western lifestyle yet I didn’t understand it – i presumed i used to be satisfied residing a lifetime of over the top devotion to the almighty greenback and the accrual of cashmere and luxury.
A sea of crimson tiled roofs greeted me and that i immediately felt at peace and satisfied, prepared for extra. the homes in San Blas are on thin corridors that permit in simple terms pedestrians, no automobiles. Slabs of stone line the sidewalks and homes dangle to the steeply pitched hills. In my taxi to get the following I smiled and stored suggesting the fee i'd pay, 1/2 what he quoted me, as he spotted i used to be new on the town. yet I’m now not a vacationer. I’m an artist who travels and that i have to pay the neighborhood fee now not the trumped up foreigner expense.
She isn't doing this only for the cash. She has captured my center along with her bubbling smile in contrast to many others who sullenly act like I should still spend extra for no matter what it's they're promoting: avocadoes, milk, pink and crimson sweaters or cigarettes while I don’t smoke. So comfortable i didn't do the 5-hour hike from the north a part of the island right here to the south half – i'm simply as chuffed petting a puppy and looking at the view and being nonetheless and peaceable. right here at the beaches of the top navigable lake on this planet every thing turns out so basic.
I’m nonetheless in Asia withdrawal. The crappiest room used to be 2 hundred pesos an evening; that’s over my finances: $18. yet this comprises strolling to the seashore; paradise correct out the door 24/7. I don’t have a kitchen yet so what? might be i'm going to make spaghetti for my neighbors who've an electrical scorching plate, that is anything I should still shuttle with additionally. one other factor to hold. I’d need to dispose of a few outfits and I’m sporting a tent because it is. With pillow, cashmere blanket, and sleep sack. i discovered a room with a kitchen for $18 yet later while I walked by means of it at evening i realized that below the window of the room i used to be going to sleep in there has been a blaring discothèque.
The air is natural. lots of time for introspection. I see my blunders extra in actual fact now. incorrect perspectives, anger. Me first. It’s all myth. yet I’m turning out to be. the folks I’m assembly listed below are extra alongside the trail than i used to be watching for. i used to be hoping to be guided and encouraged. i'm being advised to step up myself. I pay attention it. it's the time in my existence for instructing, touring, and reflecting. i'm satisfied to percentage what i've got chanced on and discovered with others; my buddies and associates again domestic, tourists I meet at the highway.