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by Suzanne Morrison

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Title:Yoga Bitch: One Woman's Quest to Conquer Skepticism, Cynicism, and Cigarettes on the Path to Enlightenment
Authors:Suzanne Morrison
Info:Three Rivers Press (2011), Edition: Original, Paperback, 352 pages
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Yoga Bitch: One Woman's Quest to Conquer Skepticism, Cynicism, and Cigarettes on the Path to Enlightenment by Suzanne Morrison




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This was 352 pages of whining with an occasional insight or funny quip thrown in. Another whining 30 something looking to fulfill the "hole in her heart". Atheism - too much / Christianity - too much / Yoga - not enough cigarettes and chocolate. Too many pages of a spiritual quest spent deciding whether or not to buy a pistachio green Prada handbag. She had a ridiculous crush her guru, only to completely turn on her in the end. God or the absence of God and people can't please this woman. She should stick to cigarettes and call it a day. ( )
  knitwit2 | Nov 10, 2013 |
Suzanne is attempting enlightenment - so much so that she is traveling to Bali to become a yoga instructor and be at peace with the world. Her memoir takes you through the really funky (in my opinion) things that people do to achieve this. From drinking pee (no, I am not kidding) to discussing other bodily functions in full detail (again, seriously)...I was dying with laughter.

However, the book lost it's humor and zest about halfway through for me. It became more introspective, which may have been cathartic for the author, but given that I'm not a yoga-ish person, it didn't hit a chord with me. I WISH I were - it seems very cool, but I'm too bouncy. Could never focus for that long (although, neither does Suzanne for that matter)...

An enjoyable, short read - especially for those who have taken at least a few yoga classes that will get even more of the humorous aspect. ( )
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"When Suzanne Morrison decides to travel to Bali for a two-month yoga retreat, she wants nothing more than to be transformed from a twenty-five-year-old with a crippling fear of death into her enchanting yoga teacher, Indra - a woman who seems to have found it all: Love, self, and God."--P. [4] of cover.… (more)

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