Reviewed By: A customer from Boston, MA USA on 3/6/12
In I Never Intended to be Brave, Heather Andersen takes us with her on a thrilling and inspiring journey, a woman bicycling alone across southern Africa. Her vivid word pictures, humble courage, and engaging style are reminiscent of pioneer travel journalist Joshua Slocum in Sailing Alone Around the World. And, she deftly brings the reader the sense of presence Robert Persig observed in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, "On a cycle the frame is gone. You’re completely in contact with it all. You’re in the scene, not just watching it anymore, and the sense of presence is overwhelming." Andersen, on a bicycle rather than a motorcycle like Persig, was even more in the scene.We're fortunate that she is sharing her journey with us. It’s a wonderful, moving story.