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Greetings from Utopia Park: Surviving a Transcendent Childhood - Claire P. Hoffman
Greetings from Utopia Park: Surviving a Transcendent Childhood
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In this and intimate memoir, an acclaimed journalist reflects on her childhood in the heartland, growing up in an increasingly isolated meditation community in the 1980s and ’90s—a fascinating, disturbing look at a fringe culture and its true believers.When Claire Hoffman is five-years-old, her... show more
In this and intimate memoir, an acclaimed journalist reflects on her childhood in the heartland, growing up in an increasingly isolated meditation community in the 1980s and ’90s—a fascinating, disturbing look at a fringe culture and its true believers.When Claire Hoffman is five-years-old, her mother informs her and her seven-year-old brother Stacey, that they are going t
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780062338846 (0062338846)
Publisher: Harper
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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teaandbooks
teaandbooks rated it
2.0 Feels unfinished. More of a personal catharsis than a book.
After the breakup of her marriage, Claire Hoffman's mother decides to devote herself and her family to the teachings of Maharishi, who promises world peace and Enlightenment via Transcendental Meditation. Here we have Hoffman's early life and times as she and her brother grow up, take the teachings,...
kjmazidi
kjmazidi rated it
0.0 Why are we so gullible?
In this engaging episodic journey, Hoffman tells the story of her life growing up with a largely absent alcoholic father and a mother looking for salvation in the teachings of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, founder of the TM Transcendental Meditation movement. The book is brilliantly written with a sharp ey...
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