Max Pzoras is the poster child for the American dream. The child of Greek immigrants who grew up in a dangerous New York housing project, he triumphed over his upbringing and became a successful Wall Street analyst. Yet on the frigid December night that his mother dies of cancer and he's involved in a violent street scuffle, Max begins to confront the nagging questions he has about life. He begins his search for answers by impulsively traveling to India, first to the foothills of the Himalayas and then to an ashram in the drought-stricken south.
"Then the seer dwells in His own true splendor."
"A Hard-Driving Executive’s Year of Learning to Let Go" is from the March 27, 2016 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Karan Bajaj and narrated by Paul Ryden.