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Nowhere for Very Long: The Unexpected Road to an Unconventional Life

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There is a freedom to it all, a delightful space created in this book to show up as we are, and to move forward in creating the kinds of lives we want - without having to wait for ourselves and our plans to be perfect and fit in prescribed boxes before we jump in.

In fact, at times it was downright boring, exhausting, and even desperate—when Bertha overheated and she was forced to pull over on a lonely stretch of South Dakota highway; when the weather was bitterly cold and her water jugs froze beneath her as she slept in the parking lot of her office; when she worried about money, her marriage, and the looming question mark of her future. I've been anxiously awaiting this book's release ever since Brianna first shared the exciting news of the publication. Typos, run on sentences, saturated dramatization… the writing simply is not what most would consider passable.I listened to it within 3 days and that was me really trying to stretch it out as just didn’t want it to stop. Brianna Madia has lived a life of relentless intention, traveling the deserts of the American Southwest in an old Ford van. Parts 1 and 2 felt like the quick stories you get when you’re a guest at someone’s house and they force you to sit through their family picture books with stories that really only hold water for them because they experienced it.

The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. She talks of feeling like a failure in the wake of an accident with her dog, but there's untruths and discrepancies between the book and her posts on Instagram. She made a name for herself on social media with her inspiring captions-cum-essays about bravery, identity, nature, and subverting expectations. BESTSELLER In this beautifully written, vividly detailed memoir, a young woman chronicles her adventures traveling across the deserts of the American West in an orange van named Bertha and reflects on an unconventional approach to life.Brianna Madia is an Instagram Influencer who I followed for a short period of time a few years back. It feels like years ago she found a formula for writing (cliches, really unnecessary alliteration ("the bleached bones beckoned me back to the barren breath of the desert herself" - paraphrased, of course, but honestly not too far off from actual passages), heavy reliance on repetition, starting every other sentence with "perhaps" / "and so" / "after all") and she is clinging on to it for dear life. It seems to me that people, in the age of social media and hiding behind screens, tend to forget that even "influencers" are human beings.

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