Thursday, April 7, 2011

Pink Boots and a Machete

This was a book I saw on a table at Barnes and Noble and of course you can imagine I was drawn to the title (the NFL Cheerleader/Explorer part) and after reading this I am drawn to so much more! This is the memoir of Mireya Mayor a tomboy from Cuba who on her way to gaining her PhD as a primatologist had a stint as a NFL Cheerleader for Miami! This story tells about her treks thru the Congo to watch silver back gorillas, discovering a new species of Lemur in Madagascar and everything in between. After you read this book you will want to be her without the 5lb spiders of course! This is a story of determination, guts and pink hiking boots! She is literally the girl Indiana Jones meets Lara Croft....I can only imagine just what it is like to be as smart as Mayor! This was an amazing read and I think my friend Kelsie will love this book and I can't wait to pass it on!

2 comments:

Becky said...

Sounds interesting!

Becky said...

Oh...and I love that title!

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