The Female Nomad … comes alive in POLAND
In 2001 Rita Golden Gelman’s amazing book Tales of a Female Nomad was published. I, literally, couldn’t put it down once I started reading. Rita writes of giving up most of her worldly belongings and leading a nomadic existence in the world at large. Her adventures and the insight that she gains from her travels is mind boggling.
In 2003 I was thrilled to meet Rita. She was on a retreat in NY State near where my daughter and her husband live and she graciously accepted my invitation to lunch. Here we are:
Although we are far from being intimate pals we have kept in touch since then. I am on a list of friends who travel with her by email and it is a never-ending adventure. She always stays with locals, whether it be in a mud hut or a guesthouse. She is the exact opposite of the “ugly American” as she wanders the globe making friends and advocating for world peace. We are so lucky to have her representing our country.
Her latest email was sent from Warsaw where the Polish version of Talesof a Female Nomad was being launched on Oct. 17th. I’m so happy for Rita and hope it will be a huge success.