We find in this engaging autobiography that Brian Leaf learns to be "fearless, honest, and relaxed" during his quest for growth and self-discovery. As a result, he writes with that same winning formula; therefore, he presents himself as a reliable narrator--one who neither avoids embarrassing incidents, nor embellishes them to shock his audience. Instead, his memoir is often laugh-out-loud funny as he and his friend take their cross-country pilgrimage to find answers pertinent to their lives.
This road trip introduces us to a panorama of personalities--yogis, educators, sociologists, Dead Heads, Dr. Sweetmember, "randy" Ruby, and Brian's loving, supporting family to name a few. By leaving New Jersey, Brian finds himself surreptitiously sleeping in parking lots, adjusting to ashrams, emitting a green light of energy, accidently visiting a hooker, liberating himself in some hot springs, and chanting in a sand storm. These experiences, and others, provide the road map to continue his journey towards holistic health when he returns home.
While Brian explores different "yoga styles" and eventually finds the best fit for him, this book is not just for yoga enthusiasts. This book is for all seekers who want the best out of life. Brian shares lessons learned, his favorite yoga practices, his meditation, co-listening, and relaxation techniques, and Ayurvedic recommendations. Brian believes that "you can't plan where you'll find bliss and transformation; you can only follow the whispers as they call out to you." This book may or may not be your "whisper," but it should be on your "to read" this list. It's that good!