Phenomenal : a hesitant adventurer's search for wonder in the natural world
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New York : Penguin Press, 2015.
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Physical Desc:
276 pages : map ; 24 cm.
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Description
Elizabeth Gilbert, author of The Signature of All Things and Eat, Pray, Love "What a cool and fascinating ride. Leigh Ann Henion has tackled one of the great questions of contemporary, intelligent, adventurous women: Is it possible to be a wife and mother and still explore the world? Her answer seems to be that this is not only possible, but essential. This story shows how. I think it will open doors for many." Heartfelt and awe-inspiring, Leigh Ann Henion's Phenomenal is a moving tale of physical grandeur and emotional transformation, a journey around the world that ultimately explores the depths of the human heart. A journalist and young mother, Henion combines her own varied experiences as a parent with a panoramic tour of the world's most extraordinary natural wonders. Phenomenal begins in hardship: with Henion deeply shaken by the birth of her beloved son, shocked at the adversity a young mother faces with a newborn. The lack of sleep, the shrinking social circle, the health difficulties all collide and force Henion to ask hard questions about our accepted wisdom on parenting and the lives of women. Convinced that the greatest key to happiness--both her own and that of her family--lies in periodically venturing into the wider world beyond home, Henion sets out on a global trek to rekindle her sense of wonder. Henion's quest takes her far afield, but it swiftly teaches her that freedom is its own form of parenting--one that ultimately allows her to meet her son on his own terms with a visceral understanding of the awe he experiences every day at the fresh new world. Whether standing on the still-burning volcanoes of Hawai'i or in the fearsome lightning storms of Venezuela, amid the vast animal movements of Tanzania or the elegant butterfly migrations of Mexico, Henion relates a world of sublimity and revelation. Henion's spiritual wanderlust puts her in the path of modern-day shamans, reindeer herders, and astrophysicists. She meets laypeople from all over the world, from all walks of life, going to great lengths to chase migrations, auroras, eclipses, and other phenomena. These seekers trust their instincts, follow their passions, shape their days into the lives they most want to lead. And, somewhere along the way, Leigh Ann Henion becomes one of them. A breathtaking memoir, Phenomenal reveals unforgettable truths about motherhood, spirituality, and the beauty of nature. Oprah.com "Part travel memoir, part parenting manifesto and part inquiry into those 'fleeting, extraordinary glimpses of something that left us groping for rational explanations in the quicksand of all-encompassing wonder.' "
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APA Citation (style guide)

Henion, L. A. (2015). Phenomenal: a hesitant adventurer's search for wonder in the natural world. New York: Penguin Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Henion, Leigh Ann. 2015. Phenomenal: A Hesitant Adventurer's Search for Wonder in the Natural World. New York: Penguin Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Henion, Leigh Ann, Phenomenal: A Hesitant Adventurer's Search for Wonder in the Natural World. New York: Penguin Press, 2015.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Henion, Leigh Ann. Phenomenal: A Hesitant Adventurer's Search for Wonder in the Natural World. New York: Penguin Press, 2015. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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Description
A journalist and conflicted young mother describes her travels around the world in search of the most extraordinary natural phenomena, during which she discovers unforgettable truths about motherhood, spirituality, and the beauty of nature.