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 artistic expression. It resonates from most sensible to backside with deep and abiding humanity. this is an impossible to resist ebook packed with practicality and spirituality alike. it truly is crucial interpreting for all actual 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 strains of Virginia Woolf yet in an irreverent voice similar to Annie Lamott.”
- Palo Alto Weekly
“She talks approximately issues that I wouldn’t inform my most sensible friend.”
- Mary’s Mom
A sassy, heart-pounding, precise story of wanderlust, and the pleasure of flying by way of the seat of your pants.
What occurs while a high-spirited, solo mother and photographer reveals her lifestyles becoming too tightly and comes to a decision to chop unfastened 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 area via bus, boat, educate, and airplane without great checking account and intensely 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 youngsters instructing English in India.
Like a martini combined with metaphysics, this gutsy experience e-book explores the great, the undesirable, and the provocative and peopled mosaic of crossing overseas borders walking, damn Bolivian busses, being besieged by way of pork in Buenos Aries, capturing photos for orphanages, colleges, and ashrams, and hitchhiking within the Himalayas.
And you don’t also have to depart your home.
Drop shipped into 3rd international nations with little greater than a language dictionary and her personal playful spirit she leaves at the back of the luggage of her lifestyles; her mattress, assets, and break-up after 20 years of marriage and discovers her new prestige as a unfastened and unfettered lady.
With an strange mixture of religious panache and deadpan hilarity Kitten Heels captivates with sheer satisfaction and a tremendous dose of courage.
Full colour picture version, choked with attractive photos from Asia, South the USA and primary America.
About Mary's Writing:
“Along the strains of Virginia Woolf yet in an irreverent voice reminiscent of Annie Lamott.”
- Palo Alto Weekly
“Raw emotion, an exceptional read.”
- Library Journal
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He picked up a section of trash, held it in his hand and stated, “Wan” then published it. one other Thai observe I don’t be aware of, “Let move? ” I stated. He pointed to the English translation in his dictionary: excrement. So simply drop it and get to the guts was once the message. It’s like being with Obi Wan Kenobi. This bloody sear-my-skin warmth is hard yet i'm studying easy methods to permit pass even if I sweat for all time. It doesn’t get any further genuine than this. Here’s my paintings, i'm on track. My eyes popped whilst he acknowledged that approximately me being careworn. He knew i used to be meditating in my kuti whilst I didn’t come to prayers within the morning and acknowledged, “Outside, workshop, relatives, conversing, seeing, take you clear of meditation. ” that's the fact. Don’t be in the sort of hurry to make a decision a plan of action or fear in regards to the prior or the longer term. He knew what i used to be ruminating on with no need to even examine me. Wow, or as they are saying right here in Thailand in Issan, “Poona. ” i'm studying approximately myself being with Luangpo daily. i'm capturing video clips and images of the temple for him and he says i will be able to remain so long as i admire. yet extra importantly i'm beginning to how you can cease pondering quite a bit. i will be able to get my visa renewed for a month the following in Thailand. So there it's – no use to rush and get a price ticket to India. I seemed up the India show aircraft price ticket and will now not press the post money info. My finger wouldn't enable me. India can watch for me. So after that profound speak and Luangpo reminding me to “Look at center, examine physique” I knew i used to be not likely to flee to India, even during this scalding warmth. in its place i'll opt for a brief holiday to Khao Yai right here in Thailand and write a narrative on it for I’m writing for. i used to be able to go away the day before today yet that was once since it used to be getting challenging. it's not effortless to do that; reside in a monastery and paintings on myself 24/7 during this infernal warmth. It’s the most popular time of the yr right here within the agricultural heart of Thailand. I listen hammering and drilling round the corner as workmen construct a brand new kuti. occasionally it’s tricky to meditate whereas nails are being pounded into my cranium. Being in a group that's dedicated to waking up is nice for me yet not easy in methods I by no means imagined. No scorching bathe, no mattresses, in simple terms fanatics. i used to be so scorching the day before today I needed to visit the espresso store to suck up a few air conditioning and an iced espresso. Thank god i've got a few freedom right here. So Luangpo is familiar with what i'm considering and in his joy-filled Thai accessory talking American English voice that I can’t imitate tells me how I carry onto crap and wish to allow it pass. I did have to get back the following. I’m instructing him the best way to converse English yet he's educating me far more. whilst I determine what he's announcing to me it makes me chuckle. He attempted to claim the be aware careworn yet I had no concept what he intended. Then he confirmed me in his dictionary and it made experience how he was once saying it. “Cun fuss identification. ” So i will cease and be quiet, halt the speeding round and being loopy. Packing and leaving, packing and going consistently. the concept of dealing with India now and all its demanding situations of go back and forth; airborne dirt and dust, polluted air, using the educate solo, and tainted meals makes my head spin.