Motorcyclist for Breast Cancer Causes Launches Book Tour

Author of "Live Full Throttle: Life Lessons From Friends Who Faced Cancer" Touring with International Motorcycle Shows

Cover of "Live Full Throttle: Life Lessons From Friends Who Faced Cancer"
Cover of "Live Full Throttle: Life Lessons From Friends Who Faced Cancer"
  • Cover of "Live Full Throttle: Life Lessons From Friends Who Faced Cancer"
    Cover of "Live Full Throttle: Life Lessons From Friends Who Faced Cancer"
    Cover of "Live Full Throttle: Life Lessons From Friends Who Faced Cancer"
    Cover of "Live Full Throttle: Life Lessons From Friends Who Faced Cancer"
  • Tamela Rich, Author of "Live Full Throttle: Life Lessons From Friends Who Faced Cancer"
    Tamela Rich, Author of "Live Full Throttle: Life Lessons From Friends Who Faced Cancer"
    Tamela Rich, Author of "Live Full Throttle: Life Lessons From Friends Who Faced Cancer"
    Tamela Rich, Author of "Live Full Throttle: Life Lessons From Friends Who Faced Cancer"

In 2010 Tamela Rich strapped a pink bra across the windshield of her BMW motorcycle and hit the road. After two years of hearing stories from people she met across 17,000 North American miles, she learned how their brush with cancer had helped survivors re-examine both their priorities and their assumptions about how to live their best lives. 


Live Full Throttle: Life Lessons From Friends Who Faced Cancer is a collection of the stories Tamela heard from women facing life's ultimate sink hole and doing it with grace, humor, moxie and joy. She says, "Although none of us will live forever, someone with a cancer diagnosis is forced to examine her life and assess her priorities. Through the book's stories, photos and exercises, Live Full Throttle helps readers do the same."

In Live Full Throttle, Tamela shares eight of the lessons she learned from her interviews:

  • The Healing Power of Joy
  • Gratitude Eases Pain
  • Laughter Lightens Tragedy
  • You’re Terminal Too, Embrace It
  • When to Fight, When to Flow
  • Art Restores           
  • Relationships Are Fluid
  • Channel Sorrow Into Service

Live Full Throttle is a combination memoir, photo essay and self-help book that features 112 pages of full-color photographs of women riders in America’s Big Sky Country by Christina Shook, author of Chicks on Bikes.

Touring with International Motorcycle Shows

Tamela's book tour will align with cities in the Progressive International Motorcycle Show (IMS) series. 

  • Long Beach, CA, December 9-11
  • Seattle, WA,  December 16-18
  • Washington DC, January 13-15
  • New York, NY, January 20-22
  • Minneapolis, MN,  February 3-5
  • Chicago, IL, February 10-12
  • Charlotte, NC, February 24-26

In addition to speaking and signing books at IMS venues, Tamela will meet readers in local book stores, at motorcycle dealerships, and at cancer centers.