Her soul-searching journey takes her deep into the wilderness: from meditating in an Ayurvedic ashram in southern India to toiling on a vineyard on Mount Etna to going on a solo-safari in southern Tanzania (where she also marries herself-yes, it's a thing).
This is a book to inspire readers who also want to discover their truest, wildest, most empowered selves.
"Important, resonant and touching”
- Eleanor Mills,
The Sunday Times
"Smart, searching, and soulful.”
- Laura Fraser,
New York Times
bestselling author of
An Italian Affair and All Over the Map
"Natasha is a great writer, and this is the kind of book you may find yourself staying up to read long into the night.”
- Sharon Salzberg,
New York Times
bestselling author of Real Happiness and
"Scripture reminds us of the secret we can't be told, the one we have to experience in order to know; that love cannot be found in any single sacred text or in any far off temple dripping in gold. The love we seek and eventually find is the love we start with, that's left unnoticed in our own heart. Man Fast is a must for any woman ready to find not just love but the source of love itself."
- Meggan Watterson,
author of REVEAL & How To Love Yourself
"Man Fast is a delight: honest and funny, truth-telling and wise."
- Elizabeth Flock
author of The Heart is a Shifting Sea: Love and Marriage in Mumbai
"Beautiful, honest, vulnerable, and compelling, Man Fast is a spiritual travel memoir for anyone who has chased after success and wondered if perhaps there was more to life and living."
- Lavanya Sankaran,
bestselling author of The Red Carpet
and The Hope Factory.
"Natasha Scripture's Man Fast is as well-written and deeply felt as one could hope for in such a memoir. It digs deep and inspires me to do my own intensive spiritual work.”
- Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
New York Times bestselling author of Seinfeldia and Sex and the City and US
"A funny, courageous, and inspiring memoir about one woman’s journey into the unknown.”
- Elisabeth Eaves,
author of Wanderlust: A Love Affair
with Five Continents
"Contemporary, lyrical, funny, inspirational, sometimes painful, and always intellectually rigorous. This beautifully-written book demonstrates the emotional complexities and struggles facing many modern women today, while also underscoring how women are exercising agency and continuing the solid fight against stereotypes and gender prescriptions. Natasha lends a fresh voice to the inventory of emerging feminist authors.”
- Meghna Pant,
author of One & A Half Wife, Happy
Birthday, and The Trouble with Women
"Smart, funny, and deeply wise.”
- Mirabai Starr,
author of GOD OF LOVE: A Guide to the Heart of Judaism, Christianity and Islam and CARAVAN OF NO DESPAIR: A Memoir of Loss and Transformation
"Raw, self-aware and humorous."
- Jessica Alexander,
author of Chasing Chaos: My decade in
and out of Humanitarian Aid.
"Written with authenticity, boldness
...A powerful, poignant read."
- Ananta Ripa Ajmera,
author of The Ayurveda Way: 108 Practices from the World's Oldest Healing System for Better Sleep, Less Stress, Optimal Digestion and More