An exhilarating memoir about one woman’s globe-trotting journey of inspiring awakening and self-discovery.
Shaken by the loss of her father, drained by her job at the United Nations, and conflicted over failed relationships, Natasha Scripture asked herself the question at the heart of her anxiety: What is my purpose? The answer was not about finding love; it was about recognizing its source. The result is Man Fast, a true and intimate spiritual detective story.
With courage, honesty, and wit, Natasha shares the story of her awakening. Starting with the decision to fast from dating, she embarks on a journey that takes her from New York to an ashram in southern India to toiling in a vineyard on Mount Etna to a solo safari in southern Tanzania. In stepping away from the modern demand to couple up, Natasha finally finds a reflective space where she can be fully aware: of her grief, of her identity, and of love as a mystical, ever-present force.
An antidote to a culture that prizes finding the right man, Man Fast is an emotionally charged journey that leaves us with a greater understanding of ourselves and the world around us.
Revised edition: This edition of Man Fast includes editorial revisions.
Natasha Scripture is an author, poet, humanitarian, and former aid worker. As a spokesperson for the United Nations, she covered humanitarian crises around the world. Before the UN she worked for a variety of organizations, including the BBC, CNN, Al Jazeera English, the World Bank, TED, National Geographic, and Condé Nast Publications. She has been published in the New York Times, the Telegraph, Glamour UK, the Sydney Morning Herald, Huffington Post, New York Post, and the Atlantic, among other publications, and has been featured in Marie Claire, Women’s Health, and the Sunday Times Style magazine. Natasha has lived in several different countries, travels frequently, and seeks to inspire and empower women everywhere with her writing and storytelling. To learn more, visit the author at www.natashascripture.com.