Pink Boots and A Machete

Pink Boots and A Machete

My Journey From NFL Cheerleader to National Geographic Explorer

Book - 2011
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"A quick examination of her roots, and one may never have guessed that Mireya Mayor would become the woman she is today. Yet, against all odds, this self-professed former "girly girl" daughter of overprotective Cuban immigrants blossomed from NFL cheerleader to Fulbright Scholar to field scientist and ultimately, quintessential adventurer. Now, with more than a decade's worth of thrilling exploits under her belt, Mayor recounts her life in a riveting, awe-inspiring new book. In a series of short chapters, she relives each exhilarating event with uncanny charm and self-deprecating humor. Readers have the rare opportunity to follow the renowned primatologist around the globe as she unlocks the mysteries of the natural world and endeavors to save some of the planet's rarest creatures. Says Mayor: "I love the adventure, the exploration, the scientific discovery and the documentation. But really what drives me is the thought that future generations--my own children and their children--can one day learn to
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2011
ISBN: 9781426207211
Branch Call Number: 910.4092 M4549P 2011
Characteristics: 301 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: National Geographic Society (U.S.)


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2018 Blind Date with a Book Comment: "Amazing story about an amazing woman. Enjoyed the humour and honesty."

Apr 28, 2011

Although slow in some parts and a bit choppy, but still, INSPIRING! And an ADVENTURE! A well told autobiography of a modern girl-woman. I don't watch TV, so I wasn't familiar with the Nat-Geo host prior to the book, but I am now interested in finding shows she's hosted.


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