Fear and Yoga in New Jersey

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Macmillan, Mar 4, 2008 - Fiction - 256 pages
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Nina Gettleman-Summer, a New Jersey yoga teacher, should be calmly guiding her high powered students through their savasanas and their chakras. Instead she is worried about...everything: her new meditation fountain overflowed causing one of her more litigious students to slip and fall; her husband Michael’s job was outsourced to the Phillipines; and a hurricane is bearing down on her parents home in Florida. The last thing Nina needs is her suspicious mother around, wailing about the weather and asking questions about Michael’s job. To complicate matters, her teenage son Adam is showing an interest in having a Bar Mitzvah—even though Nina, never a fan of her Jewish heritage, signed the family up at the local Unitarian Church. The Gettleman-Summers are poised for an awakening which, when it arrives, is deftly portrayed in Galant’s classic screwball style.
 

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User Review  - kqueue - LibraryThing

I generally enjoy chick-lit and I wanted to like this book too, but the main character, Nina, is so much at fault for creating her own chaos that I found myself wincing in embarrassment for her rather ... Read full review

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In many ways, this novel was a spot-on portrayal of the stresses of modern life and a humorous send-up of Jewish mothers. However, it was an anxious reading experience, because everything that could go wrong, did. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
22
Section 3
46
Section 4
55
Section 5
66
Section 6
93
Section 7
105
Section 8
129
Section 11
158
Section 12
164
Section 13
172
Section 14
180
Section 15
196
Section 16
212
Section 17
226
Section 18
253

Section 9
133
Section 10
148
Section 19
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About the author (2008)

Debra Galant is the author of Rattled and the creator of the popular blog Baristanet.com. She lives in Glen Ridge, New Jersey.

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