Wednesday, February 3, 2010

All the Fishes Come Home to Roost: An American Misfit in India by Rachel Manija Brown

I purchased this book because I love to read about India, and I love memoirs that examine culture clashes, especially humorous ones.  This book was all of that, but also gave a look into a very sad and unbelievable childhood.  In that way it reminded me of The Glass Castle  and Running With Scissors.    Mani's parents packed up and moved to India when she was seven in order to devote themselves to the guru Meher Baba.  She found so much humor in some of the most difficult and painful experiences.  This is an excellent memoir that should not be missed.


Chadar Meher said...

Have you read Discourses by Avatar Meher Baba...Please do read it if you have no read it. Its wonderful..

Glory Bee said...

Oooh oooh oooh. Gotta get this book. It's right up my alley.