3mph: The Adventures of One Woman's Walk Around the World [NOOK Book]

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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 and offered food, accommodation and friendship. The world had embraced her. But in the middle of Polly?s journey, 9/11 flung us all into a crossroads in ...
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3mph: The Adventures of One Woman's Walk Around the World

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Overview

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 and offered food, accommodation and friendship. 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.

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.

“A page-turner! With razor-sharp observations Letofsky takes us along on her courageous journey full of humanity, charity and spirit.”
--Denver Post

“Polly's story is compelling and fascinating. She makes a wonderful, hilarious traveling companion as one vicariously makes the trek from one's armchair.”
--Tattered Cover Bookstore

3mph is winner of Best Memoir at the 2011 Writer's Digest Annual Book Awards
3mph is winner of Best Memoir at the 2011 IPPY Best Book Awards
3mph was named the 2012 Wheat Ridge City Reads Book of the Year
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Editorial Reviews

Minneapolis Star & Tribune - Chuck Haga
Letofsky's 3mph is hysterical and very well written.
Writers Digest
3mph was a wonderful read. Letofsky has a wonderful voice and a real flare for storytelling….there was voice, structure, story arc, character development…a remarkable, well-written book.
Women's Adventure Magazine
3mph is the perfect kick off to our Women’s Adventure Book Club. What better way to combine our love for adventure and reading!
Midwest Book Review
"3 MPH" is a solid and strongly recommended read that shouldn't be missed.
Chuck Haga
Letofsky's 3mph is hysterical, sad and very well written
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012630827
  • Publisher: GlobalWalk, Inc
  • Publication date: 2/4/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 191,962
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Since her return, Letofsky has been speaking to rapt audiences around the country. She richly details her journey with humor and honest reflection, the good times and the hardships.

She 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 Pollys GlobalWalk has recently been released by Newcastle Productions.

Polly now lives in Denver, where she's settled in surprisingly well after her five years of literally living on the road. She's serving as President of the Colorado Business Women's Network (CBW), and feels blessed to have her own fridge, neighbors, kitties, friends, and is still working for the breast cancer cause via Sense of Security, an organization that financially assists women who are going through treatment.

Polly loves speaking at Book Clubs -- whether by Skype, or in person if it's in Denver. If your Book Club reads 3mph, feel free to contact Polly directly and schedule your Book Club!
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2012

    Very highly recommended!

    Polly Letofsky's book about her walk around the world is a wonderfully told story that made me feel as if I was traveling along with her. It is engaging, sad, funny, and very well written. A great read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2011

    Must Read!!

    This is a must read! Polly will take you with her on this fantastic journey. Her quirky sense of humor and determination will amaze and entertain you. This will also give you a renewed faith in mankind for those that stepped in to help, host and encourage Polly on this path.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 28, 2011

    What a hilarious adventure

    I loved walking around the world through the words of Polly's book. I laughed and cried from cover to cover. Thank you Polly for your heart and dedication to complete this self-challenge and for sharing the memories with the rest of us.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 25, 2011

    A true unique gem of a story

    It's not just the story -- which is a page turner -- but it's the way she tells it. Polly covers some pretty intense topics, but does so in a fashion that makes you laugh out loud. Since when are the events of 9/11 in the Muslin world, or breast cancer, or religious riots laugh out loud funny? Since reading this book. If the ratings went up to a 10 I would give it so. Have it on your Nook!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 11, 2011

    One of the most unique pieces of writing I've read in a looong time!

    I'm almost jealous of those who haven't read this book yet, because you still sit at the foot of one terrific read. Her writing is so unique, with delicious bits that almost made me want to lick the page!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 10, 2014

    Yes, a very well written story of an incredible 5-year voyage ar

    Yes, a very well written story of an incredible 5-year voyage around the world. The author's first-hand perspective of her citizenship as it was interpreted by others through her journey was interesting.
    Polly definitely had the experience of a lifetime. My only regret is that her book was so short. Her journey was long and I just wish I could have shared every step with her through her writings. Well done Polly. You are a true heroine.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2011

    Not the first woman to walk around the world

    Just an FYI:

    In 2003, at age 57 (yes, 57), Rosie Swale-Pope was not content with just walking around the world - she ran.

    To help raise cancer awareness and aid for several other charities, Rosie took on one of the most adventurous - and difficult - routes to travel the world: Russia, Alaska, Canada, Mainland USA, Greenland, Iceland and the UK.

    She wore through over 50 pairs of running shoes and raised more than £250,000 for charity.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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