Go Girl!: The Black Woman's Book of Travel and Adventure

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The first travel book for the sisters!

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Go Girl! is part travelogue, part guidebook for African American women. Author Elaine Lee first caught the travel bug from her mother, but it wasn't until she was in her late 30s that she realized travel could mean more than just a vacation. She began to systematically plan her life and finances in order to make travel a focal point, an accomplishment detailed inthe book's concluding essay. But Lee gives the reader plenty to think about before she reveals her own secrets--there's Maya Angelou in Africa, Alice Walker in Bali, Gwendolyn Brooks in Russia, and Jill Nelson on Martha's Vineyard, to name just a few of the 52 women who contribute their travel stories to Lee's book of travel and adventure. Along with the inspiration come snippets of practical advice and some very useful resources listed at the end--everything from travel magazines to cruises geared toward African American travelers.

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Lifesaving is the winner of the Lambda Book Award and a finalist for the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for the Art of the Memoir and the Oregon Book Award.

In addition to Lifesaving, Barrington is the author of three volumes of poetry, Trying to Be an Honest Woman (1985), History and Geography (1989), and Horses and the Human Soul (forthcoming from Storyline Press in 2002). Her bestselling book for writers and writing teachers, Writing the Memoir: From Truth to Art is used widely in university writing classes, independent workshops, and by individuals.

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