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Going Om

Real Life Stories On and Off the Yoga Mat
Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
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With candid, witty, and compelling experiences of yoga from renowned memoirists, including Cheryl Strayed (author of the number one New York Times best-seller Wild), Claire Dederer (author of national best-seller Poser: My Life in 23 Yoga Poses), Dinty W. Moore (author of The Accidental Buddhist), Neal Pollack (author of Stretch: The Making of a Yoga Dude) and many others, Going Om shares a range of observations about this popular practice.

Unlike books on yoga that provide instruction on technique, Going Om is a unique collection of personal narratives from celebrated authors. This anthology of original material values the quality of writing over the authors' flexibility. Ira Sukrungruang shares his heartbreaking struggle as a 375-pound yoga student discovering self-worth on his mat; Gloria Munoz explores the practice of stillness with lyrical elegance in the midst of her busy mind; Neal Pollack's signature sarcasm leads to surprising turns at yoga class with his dad; Elizabeth Kadetsky uses yogic wisdom while coping with her mother's devastating Alzheimer's.

©2014 Melissa Carroll (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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ok. but not mind blowing

ok audiobooks. nothing special. I've clocked over 60 titles this year this one wont be in my top 50

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  • Melissa
  • 31-05-16

a couple of good stories, but overall just eh

I think I was hoping for something a little more enlightening or uplifting, but most of these stories had little to do with yoga. A couple were outright annoying in the author's entitlement and self absorption. And a couple were actually enjoyable. Overall I wouldn't recommend the book, there are just too many good books out there to waste time and money on a mediocre one.

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  • M. Jason Hendley
  • 16-05-19

Uplifting and thought provoking real stories

I loved this book. I found most of the stories relatable and all the stories entertaining. They have inspired me to go even deeper into my own yoga practice. Thank you for such a remarkable collection.

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  • claire
  • 01-08-17

no real lesson or relevance behind the book

Would you try another book from Melissa Carroll (editor) and/or the narrators?

perhaps

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this is merely a series of short stories and leaves no end feeling of anything, I don't see the overall point to the book , its merely peoples different experiences of yoga and not really anything substantially engaging or enlightening