Buy this book…please!!!!

April 17, 2010 § Leave a comment

A year ago, a friend living in Colombia was recommended a book, that he then recommended to me. I ended up reading it before him and actually gave him my copy to read when our travels crossed paths a few months later in New York City. Funnily enough, the author of that book wrote an open letter on the internet, which showed up in my inbox one day. She wanted to start a Gap Year Movement in the US, and I’d been thinking American youth could use just that.  I wrote an article for Ethical Traveler covering gap years in the US and my contact with her led me to testing out some recipes that make up part of her new book.

I’m telling you all of this because YOU need to support Rita Golden Gelman’s new book Female Nomad and Friends: Tales of Breaking Free and Breaking Bread Around the World. It is an anthology of over 40 individual tales from people all over the world; stories from Uganda, Armenia, Peru and more, each tale with its own voice. To top it off the anthology is interspersed with original international recipes–the three recipes I sampled were to die for. Oh and those of you who have read the first book Tales of a Female Nomad, remember that absolutely to die for Thai dish, Ho Mok, well the recipe is in this book. The best part is all proceeds of this book, ALL, go to fund scholarships to vocational schools for slum kids in New Dehli, India. The author royalties are already being turned into scholarships as we speak. Let me repeat: ALL the money this book makes goes towards scholarships for Indian slum kids.

Pre-order this book, because I know it will be great. Gelman tells us on her blog, “It’s a wonderful book…..you will laugh and cry and wonder how the world can be so beautiful and so sad at the same time. It’s the perfect summer read.” And you can help make it a success in its first week by pre-ordering now, just follow one of the links to your favorite online book store. Thank you so very much and enjoy the book in June!!

For more about Gelman and her Gap Year movement, check out her blog.

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