3mph: The Adventures of One Woman's Walk Around the World

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In 1974, as a 12-year-old growing up in Minneapolis, Polly Letofsky was inspired by a Minnesota man who had become the first man to walk around the world. Twenty-five years later, she left her home in Colorado, to begin her life-long dream to walk around the world. Letofsky s five-year adventure would take her across four continents, 22 countries and more than 14,000 miles.

Touched by several family members and friends who had breast cancer, she also shared her passion for increasing awareness of the disease and raised more than $250,000 for various breast cancer programs throughout the world. Letofsky s long-awaited book, 3MPH: The Adventures of One Woman s Walk Around the World, is filled with humor, drama, adventure, and most of all, inspiration. With razor-sharp observation, she writes with complete honesty, taking her readers through the pain and glory of being a woman in search of all that the world had to offer. Throughout her global travels, strangers welcomed Letofsky into their homes, shared meals and embraced her and her mission. However, two years into her journey and while in her first Muslim country -- 9/11 slammed us all into a crossroads in world history. Overnight she found herself in the middle of a vastly changing world, suddenly no longer just a woman walking for women, but clearly an American woman, with a Jewish name, walking through Muslim countries, talking about breasts.

Readers of Letofskys book praise her rich, anecdotal, storytelling style, full of comedic dialogue. With wit, a little bite, and a self effacing style, she takes her readers through the pain and glory of being a woman in search of all that the world had to offer. From the outpouring of generosity and support for Letofsky, to the earthquakes, riots and the unwanted advances by men that she endured in some countries, readers experience the world through her unprecedented journey.

3mph is the winner of Best Travel Memoir at the 2011 IPPY Book Awards, winner of 2011 Best Memoir at the CIPA Book Awards, winner of the 2011 Writer's Digest Best Memoir at their Annual Book Awards, and the USA Best Book Awards gave 3mph Finalist honors in both memoir and travel.  Newcastle Productions has also produced a documentary, Polly's GlobalWalk, showing on PBS around the country (and available on Amazon.)

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       WINNER 2011 Writer's Digest Best Memoir
       WINNER Best Travel Memoir at the 2011 IPPY Book Awards
       WINNER 2011 Best Memoir at CIPA Book Awards


Polly Letofsky left her Colorado home and headed west across 4 continents and over 14,000 miles--by foot--to become the first woman to walk around the world. In a spirit of adventure, along with the goal of raising global awareness for breast cancer, strangers welcomed her into their homes. The world had embraced her. But in the middle of Polly's journey, 9/11 flung us all into a crossroads in world history, and she found herself navigating a vastly changing world.

Top Book Club pick, 3mph and Pollys GlobalWalk has been featured in over 2,000 newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations around the world including Good Housekeeping, CNN International, The CBS Early Show, NBC s Your Total Health, and Fine Living Channels Radical Sabbatical. A documentary entitled Polly s GlobalWalk has been released by Newcastle Productions, and Polly narrated the audio version of 3mph which has just been released.

In 3mph she richly details her journey with humor and honest reflection, the good times and the hardships. Sometimes serious, sometimes funny, but always inspirational, her story encourages us all to take on our biggest challenges--one step at a time.

3mph is available in bulk for businesses, associations, nonprofits, and teachers for school curriculum. For special pricing and printing options, email author directly at Polly@3mphBook.com

From the Author:

Dear readers of 3mph,
It's been so flattering to have book clubs choose 3mph as their book of the month, and an enormous honor to be invited to clubs to talk about the stories that hit the editing room floor.

I'd like to extend the offer to visit your book club either by Skype or in person. Please email me directly if your book club would like to schedule: Polly@3mphBook.com

PS No, there's no charge, you just have to feed me.

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