By Mary Bartnikowski
Approximately Mary’s writing:
"Wise, hot, witty, it ripples with impolite, righteous enjoyable and whilst deals profound insights into the character of inventive expression. It resonates from most sensible to backside with deep and abiding humanity. here's an impossible to resist publication choked 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 unpolluted 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 such as 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 by means of the seat of your pants.
What occurs whilst a high-spirited, solo mother and photographer unearths her existence becoming too tightly and comes to a decision to chop unfastened 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 journey from mystical Machu Picchu to the rooftop of the realm in Nepal studying the fun and transformation of commute and international humanitarian work.
Around the realm by way of bus, boat, teach, and airplane without enormous 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 children educating English in India.
Like a martini combined with metaphysics, this gutsy experience booklet explores the nice, the undesirable, and the provocative and peopled mosaic of crossing foreign borders walking, damn Bolivian busses, being besieged via red meat 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 in the back of the luggage of her existence; her mattress, property, and break-up after 20 years of marriage and discovers her new prestige as a unfastened and unfettered girl.
With an strange mix of religious panache and deadpan hilarity Kitten Heels captivates with sheer pride and an incredible dose of courage.
Full colour photograph version, choked with attractive photos 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, a superb read.”
- Library Journal
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I will stroll for miles getting to know unending pristine shorelines, turquoise water, dense scrumptious cheese, luxurious espresso, and numerous pizzerias. I’m now not 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 solar umbrellas, bare young children, waves coming in, a lower guy adjusting his crotch. I’m relocating onto a brand new position the next day. It has felt heavy right here. After Nepal and being with my buddies, to come back here's a bit too western with humans now not so pleasant. Is it me? I’ve made one genuine pal. Elena – thank god for her. occasionally being on the sea solo is a piece a lot. It’s extra enjoyable to be with a pal on the sea. I don’t believe that means within the mountains. Now that I’m again to tenting I’m now not spending a lot yet I leave out the net and telephones much. What’s with those Italians? Does every person have their very own computing device? i believe they simply don’t care as a lot approximately being hooked up to the web. They reside in Italy in any case. There’s lots of residing to do during this state so nobody has time to play solitary at the laptop like within the States. joyful I by no means obtained 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 vehicle. They name themselves ecological yet don’t observe that it truly is cool it's not that i am utilizing fossil gas. they're most likely simply pissed that I’m so eco-friendly I don’t have a tent and that suggests much less funds for them. they're particularly snippy to me. the lads who paintings listed here are extra type. the ladies act like oh i've got extra money and issues than you in order that capacity I’m higher. Oh please. silly telephones. cellphones haven't made our lives higher. yet I did use the general public mobilephone this present day for the 1st time and it used to be no longer challenging– it simply feels like it is going to be tough with all of the new fangled levers and another way designed positive aspects than what i'm used to. however it labored! and i've gotten solid images right here and had center to middle talks with God. pass domestic quickly Mary – I pay attention it. the next day to come I slept fitfully below the evening clouds till it began to rain. a number of drops woke me up. Then it poured yet through then i used to be adequately lower than the roof of the typical residing sector of the campground. i used to be happy I had crushed the excessive fee of Italy for an additional 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 right here. Now after all i admire it. What subsequent? Croissants. the day past my palate savored: a hunk of Sardinia neighborhood cheese, clean bread, and oranges from the following at the island, a café latte, and an entire pizza with anchovies – scrumptious. Oh I forgot the double gelato. i've got all of the significant nutrition teams lined. The tomatoes at the pizza are the greens. How do i believe this day? the following comes the solar so my spirit is lifting. The rain has introduced freshness to every little thing.