• Black Gypsy

  • My Self-Discovery on an Adventure Across France, Egypt, Bahrain, Thailand, and Laos
  • By: Shawna Sharee
  • Narrated by: Shawna Sharee
  • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Have you ever dreamed of quitting your job, traveling the world, and falling in love in a foreign land?

Narrated by the author, Black Gypsy is the true story of Shawna Sharee, a 30-something inner-city black girl that did just that...

After quitting her entire life following an ultimate betrayal, she makes her way traveling across three continents and six countries spanning seven months.

This sometimes funny, sometimes spiritual, sometimes gritty, but always inspiring memoir is an urban fairytale and worldwide adventure filled with real life characters around every corner. Along her travel journey she finds herself, love, and a way to make sense of everything that has led her right where she is meant to be. 

Will her unexpected new found love and romance in an enchanted place make up for her heartbreak?

Prepare to be inspired to make your own dreams a reality as you are there for every twist and turn during this dynamic audio edition of this beloved personal memoir that is filled with Black girl magic.

It is Eat Pray Love, The Alchemist, and a Sister Souljah novel all in one.

©2018 Shawna Sharee (P)2021 Shawna Sharee

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A good first effort

This is the Author’s first book. It’s engaging and worth the time to read. Unfortunately, it’s a very short book with not a lot of details.

The Author is very likable and full of zeal. She has a great passion for life and we could all profit from her example. Disappointingly, her interactions with the people she met tended to be shallow. They were mostly with people in the hospitality industry. (Uber drivers, BNB owners etc). I would love to hear more about her interactions with regular people. Those not being paid to be nice to her.

The other issue was the short period of time she spent in each country. She was in France for two days. It’s not enough to see Paris let alone the whole country or have a meaningful experience.

Overall, the book read more like a vacation blog rather than a meaningful travel experience. However, her energy is infectious and it’s hard not to like her. She also did a great job with the narration which is not an easy thing to do.

I hope she continues to write and next time spend more time in each place she visits. If she does I think it will be more rewarding to her and to her readers.

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INSPIRING!

This book had so many lessons in it for me. The main lesson for me was to transform what has “happened to me” actually “happened for me.” I just have to be willing to see the mess in ALL the messages. I highly recommend this book to anyone who desires to travel, is a traveler and someone who’s looking to turn painful situations into life’s pleasurable experiences. Also, the lyrical rhymes brought joy to the listening experience. Loved it.

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This WILL be a Hollywood movie!!

I give this 10 x 10 stars 💫 🙌🏽. Look, I don’t really write reviews, but must do so on this book! I’m excited to do so and will try not to give away spoilers.

There is something so incredibly raw and magical the way the author opens up this book. It makes you feel like she’s speaking dialogue that you’ve had yourself. The times you’ve had contemplating to take a trip, and boom, here’s someone taking the plunge. I love living vicariously through Shawna. Feels so real to me and that’s what I appreciate so much about this book. I’ve never been to Egypt, but now have glimpse of it. Plus more. I’m even more motivated to visit and honor the sacred places the author wrote about.

As an avid reader and journalist— I’d like to add that there is a fantastic balance of adventure, love and what I describe as “life’s magic” or Shawna’s magic. This magic shows up for Shawna right when she needs it the most. As the reader, you’re happy for her and it also reminds you of trusting in your own journey. And trusting that you’re own magic will meet you and help you too.

This is why I say it WILL be a Hollywood movie, and damn well should be. We (the readers) get a real real freakin’ great story in ‘Black Gypsy.” You feel the heartache, the suspense, and growth— all while traveling the world with Shawna. This book will leave you excited, motivated and wanting more.
To the author— bravo and yes ay! I give this all the stars, and umm I need a sequel! And a movie ticket :).

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Amazing!!

Follow the breadcrumbs! Instant classic! Amazing story that I didn’t want to end. You had me at “homeless”’

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This book is a great read for men and women alike.

This book was not only inspirational but also touching. I sense the realism and spiritual battles throughout her journey. I will definitely listen to this audible book multiple times over because it’s something that I can relate to.

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An Adventure Travelogue with Style

Reads like fiction, but considering these are all real life stories, that makes it even more engaging.

It’s also impressive that the author narrated her own book, which in my opinion, makes it better because you can feel the passion behind the words. Recommended.

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I couldn’t have enjoyed this book more!!

I felt like I was on an adventure with a close friend. This book was layered with witty humor, and quotes from some of my favorite songs.
I am inspired by how a horrible situation was her start of a journey to self discovery, fun and freedom. That made me feel I have opportunity to do the same. A plus for me was her expressive and relatable voice. It made this book come alive.

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A Must Read

As she told the story it made me feel as if I was right there experiencing every country and moment. One minute I was laughing, the next my heart was racing, then I’d be in tears.

I was both inspired and thoroughly entertained as the story is filled with many life lessons some challenging me to confront some of my limiting perspectives.

I am inspired to continue on my own personal growth and development journey.

This is a book that I know I will listen to over and over.

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A nail-biting inspiring journey!

I am seriously blown away at this book. From start to finish I found myself saying “whaaatt??” “That really happened??” “Oh no!!!!” ... seriously I’m surprised this book hasn’t been turned into a Netflix movie!!
It really left me inspired & thinking how I could chase freedom and a life on my own terms. Because of her stepping into her power and truth, I felt permission to do the same.
If you’re tired of the same ole same ole and looking for a sign to get you out of that rut.. THIS book is IT!!