Author of the 'Accidental Tour Guide; Adventures in Life and Death' , Mary Moody will head to Centennial Vineyards Restaurant on October 30.
In the tradition of Eat Pray Love and Salvation Creek, 'The Accidental Tour Guide' is the powerful new memoir from a woman who has openly and honestly pushed the boundaries on all that life has to offer.
The Accidental Tour Guide is the latest installment in Mary Moody's inspirational journey to find her place in the world after the heartbreaking loss of her husband of 42 years to cancer.
With her trademark determination, Mary carves out a new life for herself as a single older woman who inspires others to follow their dreams.
Mary Moody shot to fame as a presenter on ABC TV's Gardening Australia.
However, it was her frank and honest disclosure in two previous memoirs and on national television of an affair with a Frenchman, and then subsequent reconciliation with her husband, that caught the broader attention of the nation and endeared her to so many along the way.
The Accidental Tour Guide opens with the death of Mary's beloved husband, David. The grief from this loss galvanises Mary to reinvent herself, combining her love of travel with her passion for gardening.
It is the story of breaking new frontiers in the true sense of the word. After her first extraordinary trek into the wildflower meadows of the Himalayas, Mary is inspired to lead others through unchartered territories in Morocco, to upmarket European and English gardens, and right to the foot of Mount Everest and historic Nepal.
Now in her late sixties, Mary Moody is determined to grow old outrageously. She has no intention of 'going gently into that good night' and is passionately committed to continue leading walking tours along roads less travelled, as long as her legs will carry her.
Tickets to see Mary talk are $35 and includes morning tea. You can purchase tickets from The Bookshop Bowral, via front counter or call 4862 1634. Bookings are essential, so make sure you get in quick.