Enlightenment for Idiots

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Three Rivers Press, 2009 - Fiction - 375 pages
14 Reviews
A yoga teacher finds new life in India–just not the one she was expecting.

Nearing thirty, Amanda thought she’d be someone else by now. Instead, she’s an ex-nanny yogini-wannabe who cranks out “For Idiots” travel guides. True, she has a sexy photographer boyfriend, but he’s usually off shooting a dogsled race in Alaska or a vision quest in Peru–or just hooking up with other girls. However, she’s sure her new assignment to the ashrams of India will change everything.

What she finds, though, is an ashram run by investment bankers, a model-obsessed guru, tantra parties, and silent retreats. India, it turns out, is not the spiritual refuge she’d pictured. But when a wandering mystic offers her an enigmatic blessing, Amanda realizes a new life may be in store for her after all.
  

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User Review  - Caroline - Goodreads

I admit that it was only after buying this book that I noticed "A Novel" under the title. Given the author's background and previous books, I assumed this was an auto-biography. It certainly reads ... Read full review

Review: Enlightenment for Idiots

User Review  - Goodreads

I admit that it was only after buying this book that I noticed "A Novel" under the title. Given the author's background and previous books, I assumed this was an auto-biography. It certainly reads ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
6
Section 3
52
Section 4
75
Section 5
86
Section 6
87
Section 7
103
Section 8
111
Section 17
204
Section 18
234
Section 19
235
Section 20
248
Section 21
263
Section 22
265
Section 23
280
Section 24
292

Section 9
120
Section 10
121
Section 11
136
Section 12
147
Section 13
149
Section 14
173
Section 15
186
Section 16
203
Section 25
293
Section 26
309
Section 27
351
Section 28
359
Section 29
370
Section 30
371
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About the author (2009)

ANNE CUSHMAN is a contributing editor to both Yoga Journal and Tricycle: The Buddhist Review and is the coauthor of From Here to Nirvana: The Yoga Journal Guide to Spiritual India.

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