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 publication choked with practicality and spirituality alike. it's crucial examining for all real 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 resembling 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 via the seat of your pants.
What occurs whilst a high-spirited, solo mother and photographer reveals her existence 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 teenager son and takes us on a water slide experience from mystical Machu Picchu to the rooftop of the area in Nepal getting to know the fun and transformation of trip and worldwide humanitarian work.
Around the area by means of bus, boat, teach, and airplane with out giant 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 children instructing English in India.
Like a martini combined with metaphysics, this gutsy event booklet explores the great, the undesirable, and the provocative and peopled mosaic of crossing overseas borders strolling, damn Bolivian busses, being besieged through red meat in Buenos Aries, taking pictures pictures for orphanages, colleges, and ashrams, and hitchhiking within the Himalayas.
And you don’t also have to go away your place.
Drop shipped into 3rd international international locations with little greater than a language dictionary and her personal playful spirit she leaves at 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 lady.
With an strange blend of non secular panache and deadpan hilarity Kitten Heels captivates with sheer pride and an important dose of courage.
Full colour picture version, choked with gorgeous pictures from Asia, South the US and primary America.
About Mary's Writing:
“Along the traces of Virginia Woolf yet in an irreverent voice such as Annie Lamott.”
- Palo Alto Weekly
“Raw emotion, an outstanding read.”
- Library Journal
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Yet he appeared extra versatile afterwards and his cheeks have been rosier. How can we do that earthly existence in a greater approach? we attempt to aid others and never simply think about ourselves. Love God and do what you will have. You can’t love God and do mistaken. It simply doesn’t move within the comparable vibration. God is the relationship we have now with divinity - it isn’t a selected faith it's all religions and all faiths. Meditate and be peaceable – it’s challenging to do yet there is not any replacement. I’ve attempted ingesting and that didn’t paintings. I used to imagine a directly up vodka could take the sting off. the sting is the place it’s at. That uncomfortable position the place we need to switch. lately I acquired caught on a 12-hour evening bus in Thailand with nowhere to run – it was once no longer roomy sufficient for my physique to think cozy and that i needed to listen capturing in my ears from the silly motion motion picture at the bus television. Why? I needed to switch. I needed to get to a brand new position within myself. Lesson discovered. If it takes loads of paintings and making plans probably don’t pass, probably simply remain at any place i'm. plenty of issues are effortless – simply enable or not it's. it really works. Wait and the reply will come. Roaming in Pokhara, Nepal I’m in Nepal the place I simply bargained for a clean fish lunch: 70 Nepali rupees is set $1. 20 US. It used to be a small meal yet I’m happier with small. whilst i used to be fats I ate potato chips and dip as an entrée, lasagna for breakfast, doubles of whiskey, day-by-day doses of meat – yuck. i used to be a meals mishap ready to blow up yet as a substitute i found meditation and yoga. good I had fun. yet did I? i used to be an everyday difficult drinker. That’s excessive of fine flavor. How extraordinary to be freed from medications and booze. Now i will be able to resolution the telephone and be accountable with no stumbling over my phrases and my toes. Now i will be able to determine educate schedules in India and realize a huckster whilst I see one. and never be in l. a. l. a. Land considering everyone seems to be variety and thoughtful of my welfare. that's delusional or being excessive on pot or Prozac. one other large switch: international trip has helped me to simply accept terrifyingly large bugs. I didn’t like that mouse in my meditation pillows lower than my butt in Bodh Gaya, India yet 2-inch spiders that glance nasty, i've got a dwell and allow stay coverage approximately. they simply glance sinister at nighttime of a Himalayan evening with a flashlight illuminating them over the sink the place I wash my fingers. A ladybug on steroids simply landed on my bare shoulder. It was once thick and fats with six legs. I rigorously coaxed it off with my hands then stared at its black-dotted shell. bugs are king– we’re simply site visitors of their universe. I’m being a real vacationer now. procuring new pants for under $3 and consuming pizza whereas doing not anything. My largest attempt this present day was once hauling my backpacks and digicam bag onto busses and a proportion jeep the place I refused to permit a male passenger to hitch me within the entrance seat. Then I acquiesced and gave him the take hold of to sit down on. a few males imagine I’m going to renounce my window seat for his or her molly-come-lately visual appeal within the previous couple of seconds sooner than take-off. no longer. I’m taller than them and don‘t think like being beaten in the course of males with a stick shift lodged among my knees.