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Monday, May 10, 2010

"The Great Oom: Yoga's Wild Ride to Respectability" by Robert Love.

Recently in the Wall Street Journal, Christine Rosen reviewed Robert Love's book, The Great Oom:  Yoga's Wild Ride to Respectability.  Described as a "rollicking and well-researched history of yoga's early days in America", the book examines the life of Pierre Bernard who in the late 1800s was a 13-year old Nebraska boy that improbably got tuned into yoga.  Bernard subsequently spent the rest of his life promoting it, which was not an easy task.   NPR also ran a story on the book yesterday; check it out here.

The Great Oom sounds like it may be a fun read.  I'm adding it to my non-fiction reading list.

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