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Man Fast

A Memoir
Narrated by: Natasha Scripture
Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
3 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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An exhilarating memoir about one woman’s globe-trotting journey of inspiring awakening and self-discovery.

Shaken by the loss of her father, drained by her job at the United Nations, and conflicted over failed relationships, Natasha Scripture asked herself the question at the heart of her anxiety: What is my purpose? The answer was not about finding love; it was about recognizing its source. The result is Man Fast, a true and intimate spiritual detective story. 

With courage, honesty, and wit, Natasha shares the story of her awakening. Starting with the decision to fast from dating, she embarks on a journey that takes her from New York to an ashram in southern India to toiling in a vineyard on Mount Etna to a solo safari in southern Tanzania. In stepping away from the modern demand to couple up, Natasha finally finds a reflective space where she can be fully aware: of her grief, of her identity, and of love as a mystical, ever-present force. 

An antidote to a culture that prizes finding the right man, Man Fast is an emotionally charged journey that leaves us with a greater understanding of ourselves and the world around us. 

Revised edition: This edition of Man Fast includes editorial revisions.

©2019 by Natasha Scripture. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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I have never given a negative review before but I feel I need to be honest. First of all, Natasha should have had someone else read her book. I felt like she was disconnected from what she was saying, like she was reading somebody else’s diary. I was frustrated with her Sanskrit pronunciations - many mistakes. It felt like she had been given an assignment and had looked up definitions. The best parts of her book were other people’s quotes. If you want to feel inspired to get on the spiritual journey, then this book is probably not for you. I appreciate that she is at the beginning of her spiritual journey and that, for the most part, she is doing it without a teacher. I wanted to give up but I also hoped it would get better. Eventually it did near the end. She has obviously had some spiritual revelations; but she gained a little bit of knowledge, and then proceeded to come across as the teacher. The author makes enlightenment sound so easy. The fact is, to remain in that state requires much spiritual practice and can take lifetimes. The Gospel of Shri Ramakrishna describes the state very well. Having said all this, it is her story. I think she is an OK writer but neither particularly inspiring nor poetic. Given the subject matter, I was looking forward to listening to it. However, I was sorely disappointed. I hope she continues on her journey since it is the most exciting one that life has to offer.

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beautiful, honest, and satisfying

Wow! I absolutely loved listening to this memoir! An incredibly honest and beautiful story :)