Book Description

Sailing Down the Moonbeam by Mary GottschalkGenre: Memoir

With a destination loosely defined as the rest of the world, Mary and her husband Tom leave family, friends and successful careers for a multi-year sailing voyage.

As the voyage takes her farther and farther from her traditional support systems, her world becomes more and more defined by forces outside her control. Mary’s travels through often uncharted island communities, provides a compelling metaphor for a journey of self-discovery.

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IBD Verdict

The world is a book and those who don’t travel read only a page. Mary Gottschalk risked her career to head onto a voyage across the seas and meeting friendly strangers on remote island communities. Sailing down the moonbeam is an extraordinary journey of self-discovery and adventure. This memoir is a motivational read for any sports fan or inspiration seeker.

Book Insight

  • File Size: 332 KB
  • Print Length: 212 pages
  • Publisher: Rising Sun Press; #2 edition (September 2, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0041T4EE4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled

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Mary has made a career out of changing careers. After finishing graduate school, she spent nearly thirty years in the financial markets, first in New York, and then in New Zealand, Australia, Central America, Europe, and amazingly, Des Moines, Iowa.

Along the way, she dropped out several times. In the mid-80’s, Mary and her husband Tom embarked on the sailing voyage that is the subject of her memoir, “Sailing Down the Moonbeam.” Several times, she left finance to provide financial and strategic planning services to the nonprofit community in New York and Des Moines.

In her latest incarnation, she is working on a novel, writing for The Iowan magazine, and lecturing on the subject of personal risk.

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