My Adventures with Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, John Lee Hooker, the Dalai Lama and more
Extracts from Nomad Girl review by Paul Zollo, editor of American Songwriter magazine
Admittedly, it was the chapters on Leonard and Dylan which first brought me to this book. Both paint portraits of each man which are exceptional. But there is much more than these encounters that is every bit as vividly sensual. These include a memorable meeting with the Dalai Lama in Toronto.
Niema with Irving
Layton and Leonard Cohen
"He took both my hands in his, enfolding them very carefully, as though he was being given something precious, and repeated my name with such affection as if meeting me was a great privilege. I hardly knew what I was saying, I could only feel the warmth of his hands holding mine and could sense that some sort of new dimension, a new capacity, a new joy had entered my life." –
With Dylan she shows scenes rarely seen, except by those who were there... There's much more on Dylan, as they became close friends and more... Once she gave him a serious massage during which something unlocked in him, and suddenly language flowed and he was plugged into the source.
But the adventure that remains the most indelible is the sky burial she witnessed high on a mountaintop in Tibet. A holy ritual that few foreigners have ever been allowed to witness... Any description of this would be fascinating, but Niema's evocative prose brings us to the moment with stunning poetic clarity... For that chapter alone I would cherish this book.
Written with compassion, humor, warmth and love, in vivid prose, this is a book to savour."
"Niema is one of the most interesting people I've ever met".
Jack Canfield, author of The Chicken Soup For The Soul books
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