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Unbridled: A Memoir

Barbara McNally

"Unbridled Freedom is an unvarnished look at a woman at the crossroads. Whether she's following in the footsteps of her Irish ancestors or living life to the fullest in a clothing optional resort, McNally is an ideal traveling companion: funny, fearless, and utterly honest. Unbridled Freedom will leave you longing to embark on a journey of your own."

- Jim Ruland, author of Big Lonesome

Everyone believed Barbara was living the American Dream. She married her college sweetheart, sustained him on his rise to success, and seemed to have the perfect marriage, the perfect family, the perfect home. But when she strayed and her matrimonial cookie crumbled, Barbara realized that to be more than a just a wife . . . she'd have to get a life.

Following the lead of her adventurous late grandmother, she set off to overcome her fears and find her independence. While exploring Ireland, the land of her ancestors, she danced with horsemen, communed with priestesses, and had an erotic encounter in an ancient castle.

Somewhere along the way, she discovered parts of herself that had been missing from her life. Something she'd longed for without knowing it. She tasted freedom and wanted more.

Seeking to discover her inner self, she set off on another kind of adventure-a visit to a hedonistic resort in Jamaica. After an unexpected turn of events took her through the locked gates of a run-down orphanage filled with troubled adolescent girls who were transitioning into women, she realized that she had long ago created her own prison and that she alone held the key.

By turns sensual and soulful, helpful and humorous, Barbara's remarkable story takes you on a journey of introspection and exploration leads to unbridled freedom.

There is no greater joy than the adventure of discovering who you really are and then living that life. This memoir tells the story of Barbara's impulsive liberation, how she got her wings and learned to fly-her pursuit of being original, open to the joy of expressing herself as a multidimensional woman.

Mother. Lover. Fighter. Sage.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Balboa Press
  • Publish Date: Dec 6th, 2012
  • Pages: 250
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.69in - 1.15lb
  • EAN: 9781452562827
  • Categories: Personal MemoirsGeneralGeneral