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Yoga bitch : one woman's quest to conquer skepticism, cynicism, and cigarettes o
Morrison, Suzanne
Adult Nonfiction BL73.M667 A3 2011

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From Publishers' Weekly:

This winning memoir first took shape as a one-woman show that Morrison still performs in her native Seattle, and it translates nicely to written form: the author's voice is thoughtful, honest, and hilarious. Morrison looks back on her younger self with a mix of empathy and exasperation, touching off her story with the intense fear of death that overtook her when she turned 25, just a month after September 11. Her new yoga teacher, the serene Indra, offers her an opportunity to improve her yoga and connect with her spirituality via a two-month retreat in Bali. There, Morrison embraces her yoga practice, improving poses but remaining skeptical of poseurs. Journal entries from that time alternately pulsate with enthusiasm for yoga, Morrison's yoga-mates, and the Earth-and ooze irritation at coffee cravings, self-righteousness, and others' insistence on drinking their own urine. Morrison finds some of what she sought, including the courage to end her sputtering romantic relationship. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

From Library Journal:

Writer/performer Morrison offers a totally different take on the yoga experience, based on her one-woman show of the same title. She writes from the perspective of a former cigarette-smoking sluggard who embarked on a life-changing two-month intensive yoga program in Bali. In diary form, she candidly discusses her issues with meditation, exercise, and relationships. It's a convoluted course, with no real "aha!" moments; however, Morrison offers a distinctive view of the New Age experience. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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