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Going Om

By: Melissa Carroll - editor
Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky,Luke Daniels,Allyson Johnson,Gabra Zackman,Erin Moon,Tom Pile
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Summary

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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Surprisingly engaging

Really lovely selection of essays and voices. Like Modern Love, but for yoga. Quite consistent quality throughout.

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Stories that ring true

Couldn’t stop listening. Relating to many of the stories through my own different and many seasons of life this was an endearing book that took me to the core of who I am in my yoga practice. Gratefully received and enjoyed.

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  • 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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  • DeVere Peer
  • 05-12-20

Relatable

Every story has something that would make me say something out loud! I wasn’t sure what to expect but I’m very pleased!

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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