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Tracks by Robyn Davidson
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it was amazing
bookshelves: biography-or-memior, sociology-culture, earth, travel, women

I had recently told friend that I would read a Bill Bryson travelog about Australia, and then I read this one instead. I am glad I did. I had watched the movie a year or two ago which was good and which had no time to tell a fuller, truer story. I was mesmerized by Davidson's honesty and fiercosity.
I too have stepped out of so-called civilized society and too have found its overwhelming burdens of stuff and status. When I p was sick and went to ICU, hospital, and then rehab center, I too found that physical modesty was a social mask and that stuff is a social game of one-up manship. So I related to Davidson about the human essentials and some strengthened values. She helped me remember a more true nature of humanity. While Davidson experienced a different type of physical hardship, the lessons are related.
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Reading Progress

May 28, 2015 – Shelved
May 28, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
July 26, 2016 – Started Reading
July 26, 2016 –
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July 28, 2016 –
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July 29, 2016 – Shelved as: biography-or-memior
July 29, 2016 – Shelved as: sociology-culture
July 29, 2016 – Shelved as: earth
July 29, 2016 – Shelved as: travel
July 29, 2016 – Shelved as: women
July 29, 2016 – Finished Reading

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