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Short Synopsis
From noted children's book author Rita Golden Gelman comes her story of giving up her glamorous life in Los Angeles to become a nomad, traveling the world.

Full Synopsis
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 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.

"[Rita] narrates her story in an almost offhand way as she relives the adventures and introduces the listener to some of the people who enriched her life." ---AudioFile

"An idiosyncratic but exuberant homage to wanderlust." ---Kirkus

"[Gelman's] enthusiasm for the people she meets and her ability to overcome the challenges faced by a woman traveling alone make for an engrossing and inspirational read." ---Library Journal

"[Gelman] describes in rich detail how she travels---moving to different countries, staying with locals, observing their customs and learning their language. ---Booklist

"Gelman narrates the audiobook and is always enthusiastic…" ---Library Journal Audio Review

Tales of a Female Nomad

Living at Large in the World

Author Rita Golden Gelman

Narrated by Rita Golden Gelman

Publication date Dec 9, 2014

Running time 13 hrs

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