By Mary Bartnikowski
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"Wise, hot, witty, it ripples with impolite, righteous enjoyable and even as deals 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 publication packed with practicality and spirituality alike. it really is crucial examining 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”
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“Candid and edgy”
- San Jose Mercury News
“Along the traces 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, actual story of wanderlust, and the pleasure of flying through 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 unfastened and be loose?
Newly minted as a lone warrior, she moves out on her personal after elevating her teenager son and takes us on a water slide experience from mystical Machu Picchu to the rooftop of the realm in Nepal learning the joys and transformation of commute and worldwide humanitarian work.
Around the realm by way of bus, boat, educate, and aircraft without significant 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 ones educating English in India.
Like a martini combined with metaphysics, this gutsy event publication explores the great, the undesirable, and the provocative and peopled mosaic of crossing foreign borders strolling, damn Bolivian busses, being besieged through pork in Buenos Aries, capturing pictures for orphanages, colleges, and ashrams, and hitchhiking within the Himalayas.
And you don’t also have to depart 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 lifestyles; her mattress, assets, and break-up after 20 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 a massive dose of courage.
Full colour picture variation, filled with lovely photos from Asia, South the USA and critical America.
About Mary's Writing:
“Along the traces of Virginia Woolf yet in an irreverent voice resembling Annie Lamott.”
- Palo Alto Weekly
“Raw emotion, an excellent read.”
- Library Journal
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Its now not even 10AM and i'm all prepared sweating. i'm going to take my second bathe of the day now. subsequent Day I bought a visa extension for $58 finally that troubling approximately it. This buys me thirty extra days in Thailand and if i need i will be able to expand it unfastened for 2 months after that. So i'm excited now to complete my publication. I felt a burst of enthusiasm approximately it right here on the temple. i've got the easiest dating with Luangpo. It’s like we’re previous associates yet higher as I study from him. No hugging or any touching. I needed to educate myself to not as I’m extra of cuddler yet no longer with him. that isn't a part of the package deal, the actual isn’t vital. it really is his presence, information, and instance that train me. He stated, “Don’t visit India, don’t visit California, remain the following and paintings for me. ” It’s an outstanding association as i'm studying how one can be within the second and to prevent considering rather a lot. I’ve been accused of that repeatedly in my lifestyles and wager what it's actual. much less pondering, extra taking a look at the center. and that i love taking photos and making video clips of existence on the temple for him. the previous day a monk from Kon Khen got here in and sought me out to perform his English on. He informed me, “Get down” in a crouch place. ladies in different Buddhist temples do that yet we don’t do it the following. This temple is extra smooth. and that i won’t crouch except i get much more out of it. Like with a lover. I don’t see why he will get bowed to and that i don’t. he's no larger than me. And he used to be manner more youthful than me too. He should still bow to me, his elder. I don’t even do this with Luangpo. And he’s an enlightened meditation grasp. at any time when i believe i'm leaving whatever superb occurs. Like at the present time it began raining buckets of water. It lightened my center and cooled us off during this infernal warmth. My plan is to visit Khao Yai to work out approximately educating there, it really is on the subject of Bangkok. My son informed me to not visit Bangkok as there's civil struggle with the crimson Shirts and he may be correct. I don’t are looking to get stuck procuring touch lenses and getting my movie constructed and a warfare breaks out. humans were killed and injured in Bangkok within the previous couple of days. My son sounded annoyed with me for no longer examining the scoop and he didn’t believe me that ninety% of it's bunk. It’s attention-grabbing to move with out updates on what's occurring on this planet. the real info will locate me the following within the bamboo wooded area approach open air the main-stream. And the scoop is usually instances a crock of crap owned because it is through just a couple of businesses who keep an eye on the move of knowledge to us innocents who blithely cross alongside in lifestyles whereas our state is at conflict. Niphen, my monk good friend who lives in one other temple, the single person who speaks English, instructed me with my instance i will express my son concerning the dhamma. I hadn’t considered it that method. i think calmer than while I got here in the following that's evidently. whilst my son sounded disappointed approximately me going to Bangkok I didn’t react for the 1st time in for by no means. He was once involved and that i felt his love for me. And a similar factor occurred with my mom. I listened to her ask questions about my ex and whilst I advised her, “I am satisfied” she simply stopped the questions and every thing was once calm and rosy.