Don’t Call Me Mrs Rogers: Love Loathing and Our Epic Drive Around the World by Paige Parker
At the turn of the millennium, American-born Paige Parker and investment guru Jim Rogers spend three years—1,101 days to be exact—driving over six continents in their sunburst yellow coupe and trailer, ultimately setting a Guinness World Record. During the epic journey, Paiges world view is turned upside down, eventually leading her and her family to their ideal home in Singapore.
On the road trip, she meets women from every walk of life, inspiring monks in China, boy soldiers in Angola and oppressive patriarchy in too many countries, yet she walks away with a profound faith in humankind. She now wants to pass the lessons from the road to her two daughters, to women everywhere and to all intrepid travellers.
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And did it again almost a decade later — this time in a car with Parker — with the adventure documented in Adventure Capitalist. Both trips were in the Guinness World Records. She is every bit his partner in life and on the road as she is a proud mother of two daughters, a board member of UN Women, a gemologist, a supporter of local arts and, now, a published writer. She completed it in , four years after the end of the record-breaking trip through countries, but publishing her account of it took a back seat to other priorities, such as moving to Singapore, raising her children Hilton Augusta who goes by Happy and Beeland also known as Bee , and training to become a gemologist. I thought it was a great idea but, when I went back and read it, I realised I could make it better. If we had gone through, we would have been blown up. But there were just as many moments of levity as well, such as camping in the Sahara Desert with nomads while enjoying a bottle of vintage port they received from a friend in Spain; having a woman on the Ivory Coast kill a chicken for them while they danced to Marvin Gaye; celebrating the finding of the True Cross with a large bonfire in an Ethiopian village.
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Buy eBook from Amazon. Buy eBook from Google Play. Buy Audio Book from Storytel. On the road trip, she meets women from every walk of life, inspiring monks in China, boy soldiers in Angola and oppressive patriarchy in too many countries, yet she walks away with a profound faith in humankind. She now wants to pass the lessons from the road to her two daughters, to women everywhere and to all intrepid travelers.