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. this is an impossible to resist ebook filled with practicality and spirituality alike. it truly is crucial analyzing 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 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, real story of wanderlust, and the excitement of flying by means of the seat of your pants.
What occurs while a high-spirited, solo mother and photographer unearths her existence becoming too tightly and makes a decision to chop free and be unfastened?
Newly minted as a lone warrior, she moves out on her personal after elevating her teenager son and takes us on a water slide trip from mystical Machu Picchu to the rooftop of the realm in Nepal studying the fun and transformation of trip and worldwide humanitarian work.
Around the area through bus, boat, teach, and airplane with out colossal 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 childrens educating English in India.
Like a martini combined with metaphysics, this gutsy event publication explores the nice, the undesirable, and the provocative and peopled mosaic of crossing foreign borders strolling, damn Bolivian busses, being besieged by way of pork in Buenos Aries, taking pictures pictures for orphanages, colleges, and ashrams, and hitchhiking within the Himalayas.
And you don’t also have to depart your place.
Drop shipped into 3rd international international locations with little greater than a language dictionary and her personal playful spirit she leaves in the back of the luggage of her existence; her mattress, property, and break-up after twenty years of marriage and discovers her new prestige as a unfastened and unfettered girl.
With an strange blend of non secular panache and deadpan hilarity Kitten Heels captivates with sheer satisfaction and a huge dose of courage.
Full colour picture version, filled with beautiful photos from Asia, South the US and relevant America.
About Mary's Writing:
“Along the strains of Virginia Woolf yet in an irreverent voice such as Annie Lamott.”
- Palo Alto Weekly
“Raw emotion, an excellent read.”
- Library Journal
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Yogananda Parmahansa is correct. gentle beds are a luxurious. yet being bitten by means of insects is bogus. comfortable i'm leaving the next day; onto the subsequent new factor. New humans, new seashore, new vibes. New every thing. Later i'm the following in Porto Sosalinos: ample bougainvillea, huge, immense cacti, bushels of geraniums, 1000000 shorelines all attached to each other. i will be able to stroll for miles getting to know never-ending pristine shores, turquoise water, dense scrumptious cheese, luxurious espresso, and numerous pizzerias. I’m no longer donning any panties. the ocean is crashing in my ears with the tinkly laughter of kids; the sound of happiness is within the ethers and that i may fit for a dip within the sea quickly. No bra or underwear only a sundress overlaying my nakedness. It’s my transition to aquatics dress. this can be how i admire to dwell. I see a pair making out, turquoise sunlight umbrellas, bare young ones, waves coming in, a lower guy adjusting his crotch. I’m relocating onto a brand new position the following day. It has felt heavy the following. After Nepal and being with my pals, to return here's a bit too western with humans now not so pleasant. Is it me? I’ve made one genuine buddy. Elena – thank god for her. occasionally being on the sea solo is a section a lot. It’s extra enjoyable to be with a pal on the sea. I don’t suppose that method within the mountains. Now that I’m again to camping out I’m now not spending a lot yet I leave out the web and telephones much. What’s with those Italians? Does everybody have their very own machine? i believe they simply don’t care as a lot approximately being hooked up to the net. They dwell in Italy in the end. There’s lots of residing to do during this state so nobody has time to play solitary at the desktop like within the States. blissful I by no means received hooked on that pass-time. The administration at this campground is treating me like a social pariah for taking the bus and never having a motor vehicle. They name themselves ecological yet don’t become aware of that it truly is cool it's not that i am utilizing fossil gasoline. they're most likely simply pissed that I’m so eco-friendly I don’t have a tent and that implies much less cash for them. they're quite snippy to me. the lads who paintings listed below are extra sort. the ladies act like oh i've got extra money and issues than you in order that capability I’m greater. Oh please. silly telephones. mobile phones haven't made our lives larger. yet I did use the general public cellphone this present day for the 1st time and it was once now not challenging– it simply seems like it is going to be tough with the entire new fangled levers and another way designed beneficial properties than what i'm used to. however it labored! and i've gotten stable pictures the following and had middle to center talks with God. cross domestic quickly Mary – I listen it. the next day to come I slept fitfully less than the evening clouds till it began to rain. a couple of drops woke me up. Then it poured yet by way of then i used to be appropriately lower than the roof of the typical residing zone of the campground. i used to be completely satisfied I had overwhelmed the excessive expense of Italy for another evening and there has been just a couple of hours left of it. After my meditation I fell asleep at the sofa. i've got 8 extra days the following. Now in fact i like it. What subsequent? Croissants. the day before today my palate savored: a hunk of Sardinia neighborhood cheese, clean bread, and oranges from the following at the island, a café latte, and a complete pizza with anchovies – scrumptious.