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Enlightenment for idiots : a novel

Author: Anne Cushman
Publisher: New York : Shaye Areheart Books, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Nearing age thirty, Amanda thought she'd be someone else by now. Instead, she's just herself: an ex-nanny yogini-wannabe who cranks out "For Idiots" travel guides just to scrape by. Yes, she has her sexy photographer boyfriend, but he's usually gone -- 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, "Enlightenment for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Love stories
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2007040268
(OCoLC)174040149
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Cushman
ISBN: 9780307407443 0307407446 1299170978 9781299170971
OCLC Number: 237389442
Description: 1 online resource (371 pages)
Responsibility: Anne Cushman.
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Nearing age thirty, Amanda thought she'd be someone else by now. Instead, she's just herself: an ex-nanny yogini-wannabe who cranks out "For Idiots" travel guides just to scrape by. Yes, she has her sexy photographer boyfriend, but he's usually gone -- 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, "Enlightenment for Idiots," will change everything; now she'll become the serene, centered woman she was meant to be. After some breakup sex, she's off to India to find a new, more spiritual life. What she finds, though, is an ashram run by investment bankers, a yoga master who trashes her knee, and a guru with a weakness for fashion models. She escapes a tantra party at the Taj Hotel, has a nasty argument outside the cave where the Buddha used to meditate, then agonizes through the ten-day silent retreat that's supposed to make her feel better. No, India is not what she had pictured. But she finds a friend in Devi Das, a redheaded sadhu who refers to himself as "we." And when a holy lunatic on the street offers her an enigmatic blessing, Amanda realizes a new life may be in store for her -- just not the one she was expecting.

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