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3mph: The Adventures of One Woman's Walk Around the World Perfect Paperback – February 1, 2011
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"5 out of 5 Stars. "3 MPH" is a solid and strongly recommended read that shouldn't be missed."
--Midwest Book Review
"Letofsky's 3mph is hilarious, sad, and very well-written."
--Minneapolis Star & Tribune
"3mph is the perfect kick off to our Women's Adventure Book Club. What better way to combine our love for adventure and reading!"
-- Women's Adventure Magazine
"A page-turner! 3mph is engaging… a courageous journey full of humanity, charity and spirit."
"Polly's story is compelling and fascinating. She makes a wonderful, hilarious traveling companion as one vicariously makes the trek from one's armchair."
--Tattered Cover Bookstore
"The City of Wheat Ridge proudly announces 3mph our 2012 City Reads Book of the Year"
-- City of Wheat Ridge, CO
From the Author
It's been enormous fun to be invited to clubs to talk about the 3mph stories that hit the editing room floor.
I'd like to extend the offer to visit your book club either by Skype or in person. Please email me directly if your book club would like to schedule: Polly@3mphBook.com
PS No, there's no charge, you just have to feed me.
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As a side note, Polly lives in Denver and recently visited my book club. If she ever does an audio edition of this book I'll get it and listen... her personality is grounded but fun and would add even more to the reader's experience of her travels.
There were so many times I laughed out loud while reading Polly's story. What a powerful, inspiring, motivating memoir. Polly shares her journey with heart and humor, so if you love "feel good" stories, inspirational tales, and triumphant defeats - this is a book you'll want to read - perhaps over and over again.
When I closed the book, I realized that this wasn't just about Polly's journey, this was about the journey of every person who ever had a dream and needed to take it one step at a time. By the end of this book, you'll realize that you too can do your own "walk around the world!"
Since I properly walk (2 hours daily every day for the last 10 years) I related to Polly's story straight away. Even though I do not have the intention of walking the world, I was hooked to this story from the get go. Polly is everything you would love to have in a storyteller. She's wit, funny, honest, simple (yet compelling) and knows how to keep you turning the pages.
I encourage you strongly to get this book and get inspired by a story that will take you through the Mojave desert, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, India, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Germany, England, Ireland, Scotland and the US back. What a treat!
Most importantly Polly walks for a reason: raise awareness on breast cancer.Global Walk
I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys travel logs and tales of the immersion into local culture. She was walking on behalf of Breast Cancer Awareness and brought that medical issue to places that never heard about it before and probably now have saved many lives just by being there and being Polly. She was amazing and wish i had known she was coming through PA back in the early 2000's. We would love to have her as a speaker if she passes this way again.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Is there something you've dreamed of? Read this book and see how one person actually did it. Polly Letofsky walked around the world raising awareness of the importance of early... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Rain23
Polly's writing is warm, funny, so engaging that I simply didn't want to put it down. Her vivid descriptions of global cultures, her challenges and delights in the small things as... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Carolyn N
Inspirational book about a woman tackling a walk around the world on her own. Incredible adventures and learning moments along the way. Could not put this book down.Published 20 days ago by Sue
3mph is the world tour you won't otherwise experience, up close and personal, through the eyes and experiences of pint-sized Polly-esque perseverance. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Gave a nice idea of how generous people are, and also their opinions of American. I always knew the Lions was a great organization, glad they were so helpful to her.Published 2 months ago by bjc39
I rate this a 3.5. I listened to this book on audio which I think is why I gave it a 3+ rating. Loved Polly's vision, tenacity and heart and her journey was unique and admirable... Read morePublished 2 months ago by TERRI SCHNEIDER
I really don't know why, but I could not put this book down once I read about the flying, attack cow (First page). Read morePublished 3 months ago by doug
What a commitment! Her journey was a lesson in human endurance, but her heart for her cause was evident in her determination to complete the journey. Read morePublished 3 months ago by M. J. Lincoln