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A Texan Goes to Nirvana

4.38  ·  Rating details ·  8 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Wendy Tate finds herself at a yoga ashram for teacher training, which sounds like a nice, new adventure to her. She'll have to put on a nicotine patch and give up her daily 5 pm martini. Pish Posh. What could happen? Little does she know, there are characters in and out of the ashram that turn her goals inside out, but she gets to keep her healthy skepticism.
Kindle Edition, 171 pages
Published August 2013 by Self
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Brian Robertson
Jan 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Wendy’s third marriage had just broken down and she needed a complete change of lifestyle. She likes and is good at yoga and so decides to become an instructor with a view to starting her own yoga school. This requires a teaching certificate, which in turn requires a few weeks stay at a residential ashram. The ashram turns out to be more than a little unusual and Wendy finds herself up to her pretty long neck in all sorts of intrigue. As she attempts to sneak a quiet smoke amongst the trees ...more
Wendy Tate is a hot mess, a ball of contradictions, and too smart for her own good… and the perfect flawed protagonist.

Not even thirty years old, Wendy is going through her third divorce. She’s a woman of means, but not much substance. The only thing she truly loves is yoga—and not the spiritual aspects, just the art of the movements. Refusing to run, yet again, back to the pseudo-solace of her dysfunctional, judgmental family of Texans, Wendy signs up for intense training to become a yoga
Beth Ann
Oct 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What does an ashram, a thrice divorced woman and the state of Texas have in common? It might be a little bit of a stretch to figure all of that out without reading A Texan Goes to Nirvana. Author Kelly Jackson writes a very witty and funny novel detailing the events of the life of Texan Wendy Tate as she tries to mix up her life a bit while attending an ashram. What starts as a self help retreat evolves into much more and the witty writing made me giggle at parts. A quick and fun read and one ...more
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A Texan going to a yoga retreat is an unusual treat. You enjoy the characters and the laugh-out loud moments that come your way.You don't even mind the occasional curse word. Okay....maybe there's a few more than required, but technically it worked for the scene. The narrator/author did a terrific job. It had a lot of quirky characters and you rooted for Wendy to find her very own Nirvana. So when you get a chance pick up a copy and enjoy.
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Rob Peters
Mar 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
With a quick wit, biting sarcasm, and somewhat twisted sense of humor Kelly tells the story of Wendy, a woman facing another divorce, who is looking to do something different this time. To jump start her new life she travels to an ashram to get her yoga teaching certificate. Not really interested in the spiritual side of yoga Wendy feels somewhat out of place. Before long she catches the unwanted attention of an unusual man, from that point on craziness and intrigue take over.

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