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.
Natasha Scripture takes us on a heartfelt quest to explore the meaning of love, in all its multi-armed wisdom and splendor. Her travels are varied and intense, but more so, her internal journey, circling around the world to find the truths within herself. 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.
Utterly captivating! As an international aid worker in some of the most devastated regions, Natasha shares highlights of a journey that sent her swinging between the upper limbs of adrenaline and compassion and descending into the sacred depths of grief and self-inquiry. A vital aspect of her self-directed vision quest was the practice of letting go of the search for conventional partnership in favor of fully showing up for her own true self. Smart, funny, and deeply wise.
Smart, searching, and soulful, Natasha Scripture's MAN FAST is an absorbing read for any woman thinking about a change of place, or heart . . . She's an engaging guide for a spirited and spiritual journey.
Natasha Scripture's quest for independence and self-definition in the face pressure conform to traditional ideas of femininity will be familiar to women everywhere. Presented with brutally honest and wry insightful, Man Fast will provoke readers to rethink their choices in the best possible ways.
Natasha writes beautifully about the awkwardness of choosing to not look for love after becoming exhausted by looking, all the while wondering if not looking for it will be exactly what brings it. Of accepting that which, deep down, feels unacceptable, of coming to peace with what one gives up by choosing one extraordinary path over another. This book made me think about quitting my job to go move to Yemen, and also to squeeze my two-year-old. Life is confusing.
A funny, courageous, and inspiring memoir about one woman's journey into the unknown. Scripture shows us her unraveling against the backdrop of exotic landscapes and emerges from her grief-stricken journey with a new sense of purpose and a deeper understanding of love. It becomes impossible not to root for her.
I was immediately absorbed by this raw, self-aware and humorous book. Natasha Scripture takes us on an emotionally charged journey, and leaves us with a greater understanding of ourselves and the world. Man Fast is a book for anyone who has worked through unmanageable grief and come out the other end.
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.
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.