In 2013, Darcy Gaechter became the first woman to kayak the Amazon River from source to sea. In early March, she published a memoir about the experience titled Amazon Woman. It is an extraordinary and inspiring chronicle of one woman’s harrowing journey to become the first female to kayak the entire Amazon River. Part memoir, part feminist manifesto, Amazon Woman shows that we are all capable of incredible feats. Gaetcher believes that the book will encourage people from all backgrounds and ages, and especially women, to find courage and strength to live the life they’ve imagined.