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Suzanne Morrison, author of Yoga Bitch

Join us to celebrate the publication of Yoga Bitch by Suzanne Morrison, who will be reading from her new memoir and performing at Island Books on Friday, September 30th.

The book was named a must-read by the Los Angeles Times and New York Magazine, and early reviews have raved that it “brings the higher path down to earth with refreshing honesty” (Kirkus) and called it “honest, thoughtful, and hilarious” (Publishers Weekly). Yoga Bitch had its start as a long-running one-woman show of the same title, which played in New York, London, across the country and around the world. Suzanne is developing a new show, "Optimism," about her adolescent fascination with Ted Bundy, who was a friend of her parents, and she’s at work on a new memoir, Your Own Personal Alcatraz, about coming of age on an island near Seattle (you can guess which one) and the perils of love.

Event date: 
Friday, September 30, 2011 - 12:00pm
Event address: 
3014 78th Ave SE
98040 Mercer Island
Yoga Bitch: One Woman's Quest to Conquer Skepticism, Cynicism, and Cigarettes on the Path to  Enlightenment By Suzanne Morrison Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307717443
Published: Crown - August 16th, 2011

What happens when a coffee-drinking, cigarette-smoking, steak-eating
twenty-five-year-old atheist decides it is time to get in touch with her
spiritual side? Not what you’d expect…

When Suzanne Morrison
decides to travel to Bali for a two-month yoga retreat, she wants
nothing more than to be transformed from a twenty-five-year-old with a
crippling fear of death into her enchanting yoga teacher, Indra—a woman
who seems to have found it all: love, self, and God.

things don’t go quite as expected. Once in Bali, she finds that her
beloved yoga teacher and all of her yogamates wake up every morning to
drink a large, steaming mug…of their own urine. Sugar is a mortal
sin. Spirits inhabit kitchen appliances. And the more she tries to find
her higher self, the more she faces her cynical, egomaniacal,
cigarette-, wine-, and chocolate-craving lower self.

Yoga Bitch chronicles
Suzanne’s hilarious adventures and misadventures as an aspiring yogi
who might be just a bit too skeptical to drink the Kool-Aid. But along
the way she discovers that no spiritual effort is wasted; even if her
yoga retreat doesn’t turn her into the gorgeously calm, wise believer
she hopes it will, it does plant seeds that continue to blossom in
surprising ways over the next decade of her life.