By Mary Bartnikowski
Approximately Mary’s writing:
"Wise, hot, witty, it ripples with impolite, righteous enjoyable and even as bargains profound insights into the character of inventive expression. It resonates from most sensible to backside with deep and abiding humanity. this is an impossible to resist publication choked with practicality and spirituality alike. it's crucial studying for all precise 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 traces 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, real story of wanderlust, and the excitement of flying via 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 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 experience from mystical Machu Picchu to the rooftop of the realm in Nepal getting to know the joys and transformation of commute and worldwide humanitarian work.
Around the realm via bus, boat, educate, and airplane with out substantial 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 childrens 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 taking walks, damn Bolivian busses, being besieged via red meat in Buenos Aries, capturing images for orphanages, faculties, and ashrams, and hitchhiking within the Himalayas.
And you don’t also have to go away your place.
Drop shipped into 3rd global nations with little greater than a language dictionary and her personal playful spirit she leaves at the back of the bags of her existence; 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 mix of religious panache and deadpan hilarity Kitten Heels captivates with sheer pride and a major dose of courage.
Full colour photograph version, packed with gorgeous pictures from Asia, South the United States and primary America.
About Mary's Writing:
“Along the traces of Virginia Woolf yet in an irreverent voice comparable to Annie Lamott.”
- Palo Alto Weekly
“Raw emotion, an outstanding read.”
- Library Journal
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My existence in an Ashram, India the 1st evening I slept right here I awakened horrified. The noise was once deafening at four AM. First, the clanging of a steel pan struck 4 occasions; then a praying computing device is cranked up sounding like a clumsy band enjoying within the wee hours. This persisted till the amplified Sanskrit praying began. I requested my Australian roommate, “Does this ensue each evening? ” She acknowledged, “I’m afraid so. ” I don’t comprehend what they say yet I’m definite God does. eventually after a part hour all is quiet. solid earplugs aid and now I overlook to place them in at evening and that i don’t get frustrated whilst I get up. occasionally I even sleep throughout the nightly din. I don’t get peace at four AM yet I do listen humans smile and snicker all day; it’s a gorgeous sound. And the Ganges River is magnificently flowing through filling my brain with suggestions of permit pass and permit God. Being round his holiness Swamiji is purifying. at the present time he had a camp for terrible humans to get synthetic limbs. Crippled humans have been geared up with unfastened prosthetics. They walked away with legs. It broke my center to work out it the following on the ashram in my now second. Swamiji plays miracles on the planet. i'm encouraged through his shining instance. i used to be requested to picture him and he hugged me afterwards. He’s a saint so i used to be unsure if i'll contact him. In Argentina hugging and kissing is average yet I figured it used to be extra austere right here. i used to be so chuffed to be improper. Swamiji beamed for my photos and zapped me with lightening bolts of affection instantly from his center. It was once a divine diet tablet for the remainder of my existence. He acknowledged, “You can come any time, simply ship us an electronic mail, and you may remain right here this can be your house. ” I smiled. i would like a house and extra kin, I’ll take it. Then he stated, “Why don’t you remain every week or longer? ” I acknowledged, “Done! ” So I replaced my educate price tag and i'm staying extra weeks. I can’t depart i admire it right here. i used to be the following in a prior existence. It sounds like domestic to me. There’s a utopia feeling within the air and grime the following. I immediately felt common while I moved in. Now I’m a part of the marble flooring, plant life, and furnishings. i used to be instructing the lads this morning within the gurukul; the college of the guru the place they methods to be Hindu monks. It’s rigorous education. They learn 3 languages and all of the required topics of technology and math along with the non secular education they get. I’m instructing them English yet what we're quite doing is enjoying. whilst their commonplace lecturers go away me by myself with them they get bolder approximately asking me real questions, “Are you married? ” and “Why is your hair yellow? ” I’m commencing to study a few Hindi. the men are instructing me greater than i'm educating them. Their eyes shine whilst I communicate in Hindi; they give the impression of being satisfied that they could percentage their tradition with me and chortle at my blunders. It’s alright to stumble over phrases in a brand new language. I do all of it day lengthy, fall on my face and wake up back. the 1st time I walked into their school room they requested me to sing a tune for them. All i'll ponder was once Silent evening – what different tune did i do know the phrases to via middle, apart from an Ice dice tune?