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.