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  • Nowhere for Very Long

  • The Unexpected Road to an Unconventional Life
  • Written by: Brianna Madia
  • Narrated by: Brianna Madia
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (122 ratings)

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Nowhere for Very Long

Written by: Brianna Madia
Narrated by: Brianna Madia
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Narrated by Brianna Madia

In this beautifully written, vividly detailed memoir, a young woman chronicles her adventures traveling across the deserts of the American West in an orange van named Bertha and reflects on an unconventional approach to life

A woman defined by motion, Brianna Madia bought a beat-up bright orange van, filled it with her two dogs Bucket and Dagwood, and headed into the canyons of Utah with her husband. Nowhere for Very Long is her deeply felt, immaculately told story of exploration—of the world outside and the spirit within.

However, pursuing a life of intention isn’t always what it seems. In fact, at times it was downright boring, exhausting, and even desperate—when Bertha overheated and she was forced to pull over on a lonely stretch of South Dakota highway; when the weather was bitterly cold and her water jugs froze beneath her as she slept in the parking lot of her office; when she worried about money, her marriage, and the looming question mark of her future. But Brianna was committed to living a life true to herself, come what may, and that made all the difference.

Nowhere for Very Long is the true story of a woman learning and unlearning, from backroads to breakdowns, from married to solo, and finally, from lost to found to lost again . . . this time, on purpose.

©2022 Brianna Madia (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers

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Beautiful

This was an absolutely beautiful memoir. Storytelling was very engaging and beautiful, a life well lived. Never listened to an audio book this fast or this nice to listen to. Can’t wait to read it again when the book arrives in the mail.

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So good!

Loved this story. So sad to hear about the haters though. Ppl are really messed up.
I hope the author can find her peace and happy place again. Need a second book on her continued journey.

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A Beautiful Story

I both laughed and cried. I finished the book feeling warm and inspired. Thank you Brianna.

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Four Corners

It gave me chills of memory; as I did something, most thought I was crazy to do, in that area.
Thanks

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Yes!!

I love the freedom of choice and the story of how a strong woman chooses her own path and keeps going in the face of adversity. I love the inspiration and knowing and the stories and subtle guidance.

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Intensely interesting and realistic

I look forward to reading Ms. Madia's next book, telling about how she wrangled a chainsaw into submission, and was rendered helpless by a smol freckled pupper.

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An absolute must. Brilliant and touching.

The story the author shares is beautifully written and takes you on a journey that will touch your life.

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This book touched my soul.

A heart warming, emotional, and raw account of this incredible woman's life journey which moved me to tears. I devoured this book, and by the ending it left me feeling inspired to pursue my dreams. A must read!

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wow, just wow

I've just finished reading the book, and the only thing I want to do is listen to it again. Brianna's writing is just incredible; she describes everything so wonderfully that you feel as if you are living it. Also, the fact that she is the one reading it, it made me tear up at moments when I heard her voice get heavy with emotions. Her story it out of the ordinary🥰

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I loved the book

I didn’t know anything about the author when I chose this book. I really enjoyed the story and thought it was interesting and well written. I worried about her and I was deeply sad for her losses. It’s not just about a dog. It’s about the life of an adventurous couple. She deeply loved dogs and life. Sounds like a life well lived to me.

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