Edie Jarolim Speaking & Signing "Getting Naked For Money - Travel Memoir"
The story of a Brooklyn-born poetry PhD moves who west and finds her mojo, GETTING NAKED FOR MONEY: An Accidental Travel Writer Reveals All is an acerbic and racy memoir that’s also inspirational – especially for late starters and single women.
When she was approaching middle age, Edie Jarolim took a brave step: She quit her job in travel publishing, left her hometown of New York City, and moved to Tucson, Arizona, to become a writer. This book proves it was a smart move. The wickedly funny prose spares no one she encounters, least of all herself – or the travel industry.
GETTING NAKED is named for, and includes the story of, an assignment by a woman’s magazine to go to a nudist resort, undercover – and uncovered. Edie isn’t a typical travel journalist. She has no sense of direction, is afraid of heights, and is a klutz. She also had a phobia of driving, which she overcame.
But before she started writing for magazines, Edie wrote guidebooks – including Frommer’s San Antonio and Austin. Her talk and reading at BookWoman will offer the inside dish about the writing of that guide, including her first takes on Austin.
For more information, see http://www.ediejarolim.com/books/getting-naked-money-travel-writer/