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Product Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press; Original edition (Aug. 16 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307717445
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307717443
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 2 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 272 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
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"Yoga Bitch is an unabashedly romantic book, in the very best way--like watching your funniest, most sardonic friend realize that she's head-over-heels in love." --Claire Dederer, Author of Poser: My Life in Twenty-Three Poses

"A smart, funny, and keenly observed travelogue of a modern yogini’s quest for awakening. Yoga Bitch flows like a quirky vinyasa, with each pose just twisted enough to be hilarious." --Anne Cushman, author of Enlightenment for Idiots: A Novel

"Suzanne Morrison has been through the yoga wars, she has the literal scars to prove it, and she's produced a hilarious and thoughtful memoir."--Neal Pollack, author of Stretch

“Brings the higher path down to Earth with refreshing honesty.”--Kirkus Reviews

“Thoughtful, honest, and hilarious.”—Publishers Weekly 

“I love this book. In an era of so much truth telling and blogging and reality shows we forget how well true stories can be told, when they’re in the right hands. Yoga Bitch has sucked me in and made me laugh and made me think about my own spiritual fucked-up state. You had me at 'Do they make you eat your own poop.'" – Lauren Weedman, Author of A Woman Trapped in a Woman’s Body and former Daily Show correspondent

“Morrison is unflinchingly honest, poking easy fun at herself, her companions, and her surroundings…The lessons from Bali ultimately led her to stop pursuing the life she was supposed to want and start leading the one that nourishes her.” –Patty Wetli, Booklist
 
“Writer/performer Morrison offers a totally different take on the yoga experience…she candidly discusses her issues with meditation, exercise, and relationships.” –Library Journal 

"Yoga Bitch had me hooked. It's a hilarious read by an author who isn't afraid to delve into the messy innards of yoga culture." -Jenny Rough, Whole Life Times

"Morrison's funny riff on yoga and perspective." - Dan Kois, New York Magazine

"[Morrison's] funny and honest discussion about her yogic journey is riveting and revolting, raw and fresh, and immensely enjoyable." -Nancy Alder, Elephant Journal

"Wickedly entertaining yet tragically honest." -Chatelaine.com
 
"Had me laughing out loud at the author’s irreverent commentary by the second page, and, ultimately unable to put the book down until a very un-yogic early morning hour [...] I couldn’t recommend Yoga Bitch more highly." -- Jay Winston, Elephant Journal
 
"Morrison offers a fresh and new voice in the yoga memoirs genre that is one part deeply exploratory and another giggle-inducing." -- Nancy Alder, Yoga Dork
 
“Suzanne Morrison recounts her reformative journey at a two-month yoga retreat in Bali with a sense of humor so wicked it would even make Bikram sweat a little.” –Dorothy Robinson, Metro
 
“Morrison is a funny and engaging writer, at once sincere about her spiritual aspirations and aware of all the clichés they entail.” --Laura Moser, Slate.com

“[YOGA BITCH] is a hilarious, thoughtful and only occasionally profane account of one young woman facing mortality and bad habits head on […]Morrison is whip-smart and irreverent.” - Amy Scribner, Bookpage. 
 

About the Author

A writer and solo performer currently living in Seattle, SUZANNE MORRISON has a one-woman show, Yoga Bitch, which has been called "Ambitious, ballsy, and hilarious" by Seattle Weekly and "New Age Nirvana" by Time Out London. The show has played to sold-out houses in New York City, Maui, Seattle, Memphis, London, and Oxford. Her work has been covered in the Seattle Times, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Seattle Weekly, and in blogs such as yogajournal.com and seattlest. You can find Suzanne at Huffington Post and at www.suzanne-morrison.com, where she writes about absolutely everything she's reading, writing, and rehearsing.

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I quite enjoyed this novel. It seemed like the story of my life. Except for the urine drinking, which by all accounts was pretty comical.
I think any woman on the path to yogic self help should read this book for a bit of humour on their very long long not always humourous journey.
It was cute, witty, made me laugh of out loud and feel a bit saddened at the same time.
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Yoga Bitch: One Woman's Quest to Conquer Skepticism, Cynicism, and Cigarettes on the Path to Enlightenment , by Suzanne Morrison is the antidote to all your I-can't-believe-how-horrible-Eat, Pray, Love-was woes. Well, that was a mouthful. And if you're the kind of yogi who wonders if having a mouthful of coconut vanilla milkshake negates all your yoganess, then you will likely laugh a lot while enjoying this yoga memoir.

A self-proclaimed atheist, Morrison finds herself still yearning and attracted to the "bell and whistles" found in religious rituals and ends up exploring that aspect of herself through yoga during a two-month yoga teacher training retreat in Bali. Beneath the humor is a real look at the shaky ground beneath teacher-student relationships and that delicate line between calling them "enlightened" and "hypocrite". Caught between the ideology of transcendence and the $40 scented candles for sale at the local yoga studio, she intelligently explores territory that will be familiar to those of us who try to maintain a spiritual practice in a very material world.
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I loved this book. It was very funny and a nice light read.

If you are thinking of getting into yoga seriously and wonder if you need to change your whole lifestyle - this is the perfect book for you!

I recommend this book to everyone (even if they aren't a yogi) - every one has enjoyed it.
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