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Sex, Drugs and Meditation by [Stephens, Mary-Lou]
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"I feel like throwing up. Sweat and tears mingle on my cheek. 'This will pass,' I try to convince myself. 'This will pass.' I have been at the meditation centre for six days. I have four days left to go. I could get up and walk out the door right now. No one would stop me. But then nothing would change. And everything has to change."

Mary-Lou Stephens was lucky to make it into her forties. Therapy and AA helped her recover from her upbringing in an evangelical household; her habit of shoplifting through drama school; her addictions to food, drugs and alcohol; a string of failed love affairs and the break up of several bands. She has landed a dream job as a radio personality. Life is looking good. Except that Mary-Lou has a new boss, a psychopath in a suit.

Determined to avoid MORE therapy and desperate to cope with an increasingly toxic work environment, Mary-Lou signs up for a ten-day meditation retreat that requires total silence, endless hours of sitting cross-legged, and a food-as-fuel kind of diet. For a woman who talks for a living, is rarely still and cooks for comfort, this was never going to be an easy task.

Darkly funny and beautifully told, Sex, Drugs and Meditation is a tale for those of us who confuse being busy with being happy; the story of a woman who dared herself to stop talking and start living - and loving.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 590 KB
  • Print Length: 217 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan Australia (31 March 2013)
  • Sold by: Macmillan (AU)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AW57L8C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #46,590 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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People often say they couldn't put a certain book down but this was literally the case when I read Sex, Drugs and Meditation. It is totally irresistible. If you are looking to read a fascinating life story, look no further. If you are like me curious about what goes through a mind when it has chosen to undertake a 10 day silent meditation retreat, this has just what you want to know. If you like candid humour and frank observations of the human condition you'll love it too. Oh and a tried and tested recipe for self saucing chocolate pudding will be your added bonus!
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I loved this book and ended up feeling as though the author was a close friend. The descriptions of her time at the meditation centre were beautiful and painful and honest. Her story was wildly colourful (compared with my own life!) and I was hoping all the way through that this clever, bright, funny lady would eventually find peace. A fab read.
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A definite Book Club recommendation!!! One of the best memoirs I’ve read in a long time. It’s raw, honest and very witty. I loved reading about the inner-workings of her mind during meditation. Well written & looking forward to her next book.
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By susan on 12 September 2016
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Best memoir I've read in ages. Great read
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