Adult Nonfiction HQ1410 .M39 2005
Summary: Reckless recounts the stories of nine women who made choices that sent their lives on unique paths. Gloria Mattioni was so entranced by these women that she moved from Italy to the U. S. to explore their lives, getting to know each one individually over more than a decade. Her subjects include: Julia Butterfly Hill who lived alone for 738 days atop an ancient 200-foot-tall redwood tree Wilma Mankiller was chief of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma for more than 10 years Gevin Fax left a promising career in Ohio to ride a motorcycle across country to California, where she became the ambassador of women bikers Annie Duke is the queen of professional poker, who won $2 million and the World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions in 2004 Libby Riddles is the first woman to win the legendary Iditarod Angelika Castaneda and Barbara Warren are twin 61-year-old Ironman, X-Treme Games, and Triathlon multi-champions who continue to compete Lisa Distefano is a former Playboy model who captains a pirate vessel in order to protect sea life Polly Matzinger returned to school in her late thirties to become a world renowned biologist with theories that could revolutionize the way we treat disease
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