Review; Man Fast: A Memoir by Natasha Scripture
Description from Goodreads
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.
My Thoughts on the Book
For me, this was just an okay book. Even though I liked the self discovery and self love part of it, I felt the book dragged on a bit in the later half. I also got the feeling that the author was fairly privileged instead of showing gratitude.