Monahan tells the true and inspirational tale of exactly what the title claims: how she shed her baggage and learned to live free. Who hasn’t considered, nay longed to do exactly that? Well, this book shows how one brave person changed the way she lived and created a life of adventure as well as spiritual substance after she tired of feeling the void. She goes through a lot to get there including a debilitating accident. I won’t spoil anything but it’s a wonderful, intense journey that also makes grandiose changes seem possible when you hear her struggle to deal with limiting beliefs and the expectations of society that I too feel every day. She grabs the tow cable as the balloon lifts off. Inspiring work. Inspiring life.