Sat., July 10, 2021 • 2:00pm PT • Live • Book Passage Patio
Diane LeBow's stories, like her life, take you to places and experiences you've probably never imagined. They are passionate, poignant, funny, sometimes tragic, and always unexpected. Share a meal with Corsican rebels in the ragged mountains of this ancient island, meet a black stallion in a blizzard on the Mongolian steppes, assist Afghan women exiled in Tajikistan in writing a Declaration of their Rights for the new Constitution, and savor a love affair with an elegant French Baron.
LeBow gives us peeks behind the curtains into women's and men's lives around the world in our search for answers to universal human questions such as how to experience the best our world offers, ways to balance our desire for love with yearning for freedom and adventure, and longing for a sense of home within ourselves and in our worlds.
"In this glorious memoir, Diane LeBow weaves together the colorful threads of an adventurous woman's life and takes us along on an invigorating and thoughtful journey through memory,culture, rebellion, and self-discovery."
─Jasmin Darznik, New York Times bestselling author of The Bohemians
"A keenly observed travel memoir of a passionate woman’s odyssey; from her awakening to sensual adventures and trail blazing on different continents. LeBow explores l’amour from a love affair with a French baron to seduction in St Tropez, and a liaison in a tomb with the view of the pyramids. A rollicking read!"
─Cara Black, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of nineteen books in the Private Investigator Aimée Leduc series, set in Paris
Diane LeBow is an award-winning writer and photojournalist, professor emerita, and president emerita of the Bay Area Travel Writers. Her work has appeared in multiple anthologies, including Best Women's Travel Writing, and numerous other publications. She received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Douglass College (Rutgers University) for her writing, photojournalism, women's rights work, and as a pioneer of women's studies and innovative college teaching in Paris, Holland, and the USA. She earned one of the first Ph.D's in Women's Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz. Her travels have taken her to almost 100 countries.