After moving from Long Island to a small beach village in Northern Israel, Diana Bletter raised four kids, two step-kids and an unofficially adopted daughter from Ethiopia. Then she faced an empty nest. Who was she now? And what was she going to do next? To answer those questions, Bletter decided to ride a motorcycle from New York to Alaska. Only there was one slight problem: she’d never been on a motorcycle before. With six motorcycle lessons’ worth of experience, Bletter took off with her husband — a former secret Israeli commando — traveling from New York, across Canada, and up the unpredictable Alaska Highway where she confronts winds, rains, moose and grizzly bears. This autobiography/memoir is funny and inspiring, full of insights on motherhood, marriage, Judaism, and life in Israel, in peaceful times as well as during the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah War, when one of her sons was wounded. This moving story reveals how one woman discovers her strength, her sense of spirituality, and what it means to become the hero of her own life.
The Mom Who Took Off On Her Motorcycle: Life Lessons on the Road to Alaska
- From the Publisher
May 13, 2013
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