Kitten Heels in Kathmandu: Adventures of a Female Vagabond

Kitten Heels in Kathmandu: Adventures of a Female Vagabond

Mary Bartnikowski

Language: English

Pages: 322


Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

About Mary’s writing:

"Wise, warm, witty, it ripples with rude, righteous fun and at the same time offers profound insights into the nature of creative expression. It resonates from top to bottom with deep and abiding humanity. Here is an irresistible book jam-packed with practicality and spirituality alike. It is essential reading for all true souls of light who love literature."

- Prof. Richard Walter, Screenwriting Chairman, UCLA Film School

“A blast of fresh air, a more in-your-face Erma Bombeck”

- San Francisco Chronicle

“Candid and edgy”

- San Jose Mercury News

“Along the lines of Virginia Woolf but in an irreverent voice akin to Annie Lamott.”

- Palo Alto Weekly

“She talks about things that I wouldn’t tell my best friend.”

- Mary’s Mom

A sassy, heart-pounding, true tale of wanderlust, and the exhilaration of flying by the seat of your pants.

What happens when a high-spirited, solo mom and photographer finds her life fitting too tightly and decides to cut loose and be free?

Newly minted as a lone warrior, she strikes out on her own after raising her teen son and takes us on a water slide ride from mystical Machu Picchu to the rooftop of the world in Nepal discovering the thrill and transformation of travel and global humanitarian work.

Around the world by bus, boat, train, and plane with no big bank account and very little electricity she communes with llamas in Peru, rides elephants bareback in Nepal, meditates in the Himalayas, surfs in Ecuador, salsa dances with babies in Colombia, and cracks up kids teaching English in India.

Like a martini mixed with metaphysics, this gutsy adventure book explores the good, the bad, and the provocative and peopled mosaic of crossing international borders on foot, rattling Bolivian busses, being besieged by beef in Buenos Aries, shooting photographs for orphanages, schools, and ashrams, and hitchhiking in the Himalayas.

And you don’t even have to leave your house.

Drop shipped into third world countries with little more than a language dictionary and her own playful spirit she leaves behind the baggage of her life; her bed, belongings, and break-up after two decades of marriage and discovers her new status as a free and unfettered woman.

With an unusual combination of spiritual panache and deadpan hilarity Kitten Heels captivates with sheer delight and a big dose of courage.

Full Color Photo Edition, jam-packed with stunning images from Asia, South America and Central America.

About Mary's Writing:

“Along the lines of Virginia Woolf but in an irreverent voice akin to Annie Lamott.”

- Palo Alto Weekly

“Raw emotion, a good read.”

- Library Journal

See Everyday Naked, her first book here on Amazon.

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