Enlightenment for Idiots

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Crown/Archetype, 2009 - Fiction - 375 pages
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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  - Nikki - Goodreads

This is a thoroughly enjoyable, lite read. It is about a writer of "for idiots" books who is given the assignment to write an idiot's guide to enlightenment. The author clearly knows a lot about yoga ... Read full review

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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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