Monkey Dancing: A Father, Two Kids, And A Journey To The Ends Of The Earth by Daniel Glick
After losing his brother to cancer and a painful divorce that left him the sole charge d'affaires of two decidedly spirited children, environmental reporter Daniel Glick knew he and his little family desperately needed some karmic rejuvenation. He opted for an epic adventure. In the summer of 2001, Dan, Zoe, and Kolya packed up and set off on a six-month tour to see the world's most exotic and endangered habitats.
Monkey Dancing takes readers along for this incredible journey. From the python-infested rivers of Borneo to the highest summits of Bali, from Nepal's Gangeatic Plains to Australia's Great Barrier Reef, Glick recounts the adventures they met with, the challenges they confronted, and how they learned to cope with grief, loss, and one another. Along the way, he offers intimate reflection on life, fatherhood, change, and the fragile health of our troubled planet.
Acclaimed by reviewers, a BookSense Parenting bestseller, Monkey Dancing is a "poignant, affirming, ultimately courageous book"Audubon Magazine.
Daniel Glick worked for Newsweek for more than 12 years, as a Washington correspondent and as a special correspondent roving the Rocky Mountain West. He has also written for Rolling Stone, the Washington Post Magazine, the New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Men's Journal and numerous other publications, and is the author of Powder Burn: Arson, Money, and Mystery on Vail Mountain. Having traveled widely and lived on four continents, Glick now lives in Colorado with his two children.
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More than 1 year ago
Great book. It shows a typical family today, divorced. A great father who tries to teach his kids about the world and family lessons all in won. Great adventure and outlook on life!!
More than 1 year ago
this delightful and engaging book was touching and teaching! it was amusing and thought provoking on so many different levels and just a good read. I am on my third reading of some of the travelogues and am still learning and touched. This is an excellent read for newly divorced parents and those in the grieving process!!
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