Melissa Burch - My Journey Through War and Peace (Corte Madera)

Sunday, April 24, 2016 - 1:00pm

My Journey Through War and Peace: Explorations of a Young Filmmaker, Feminist and Spiritual Seeker is based on Melissa Burch's experiences as a war journalist for BBC, CBS, and other networks. Her team was one of the first documentary crews allowed in the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War, and she was featured in a New York Times story about her time in Afghanistan. She was just in her twenties when she traveled with the mujahideen, filmed an attack on a Sovietconvoy, slept with an Afghan commander, and climbed 14,000-foot mountains in the Hindu Kush.

Burch examines how, through outward action and inward exploration, life can unfold in mysterious ways, far beyond cultural and family expectations. In looking back at this momentous decade, Burch shares why she pursued such dangerous and difficult circumstances at such a young age and continued to live on the edge. She now understands that she was seeking self-discovery, a connection to something greater, and ultimately inner peace. This exciting memoir will resonate with fans of Eat, Pray, Love, Wild, and other popular memoirs that describe extraordinary inner and outer journeys.

Melissa Burch has worked as a filmmaker for CBS and the BBC, was featured in The New York Times, produced a national public television series, co-hosted a radio show on Voice America, and has been a spiritual seeker for over thirty years.

Location: 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
My Journey Through War and Peace: Explorations of a Young Filmmaker, Feminist and Spiritual Seeker (the Heroine's Journey Book 1) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781771611770
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mosaic Press - June 2016

"My Journey Through War and Peace: Explorations of a Young Filmmaker, Feminist and Spiritual Seeker" is based on Melissa Burch's experiences as a war journalist for BBC, CBS, and other networks. Her team was one of the first documentary crews allowed in the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War, and she was featured in a New York Times story about her time in Afghanistan.