I consider this one of the best books I've ever read and certainly one of the funniest.
Her vivid recollections were funny, the characters colorful and well drawn, but also their story is an inspiration.
It's not meant to be a tell-all, or a self-help book, or an attempt to prove what the author has overcome.
Brown recounts her horrifying, traumatic childhood with much-needed humor and perspective. Despite her unusual circumstances growing up in an ashram in India, Brown's experiences... Read morePublished 5 months ago by J. C. Runolfson
I really wanted to give it 3.5 stars. This book hit home for me in many ways. I don't want to make this review about me, but let me say that I have spent time in India, in an... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Jennifer Addington
What would you do if your parents whisked you away from Los Angeles to The Middle of Nowhere, India, at age 7, to live amongst the disciples of their late spiritual guru, attend... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Joseph Choi
This memoir, All the Fishes Come Home to Roost Rachael Manija Brown, starts it off with a quote by -George Bernard Shaw- " If you have skeletons in your closet, you may as well... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Lachula
I read this book on life in India with great interest till the description of the young boy permanently damaged by his teacher. Read morePublished on March 22, 2012 by d
This book should be seen as part of a larger picture. I found myself incapable of reading the book as a self contained entity, but instead as a reflection of much larger issues of... Read morePublished on August 8, 2010 by David R. Courtney
I wish this author would write MY memoirs someday, because I really love her voice. The "plot" of her life is quirky, to be sure, but she tells it with such warmth and grace, I... Read morePublished on May 31, 2008 by Jiffyjiff
As I read Rachel Brown's book it reminded me of how we took apart novels in college. If this had been discussed we would discuss how her abused mother felt drawn to, felt the need... Read morePublished on March 18, 2008 by Steve Sora
Rachel Manija Brown, All the Fishes Come Home to Roost: An American Misfit in India (Rodale, 2005)
I'm not a big fan of memoirs, but I have to admit, once this one gets... Read more