April 5, 2009

Cartwheels in a Sari on NPR

A few weeks ago, I posted about my best friend's upcoming book, Cartwheels in a Sari: A Memoir of Growing Up Cult, which comes out on April 14th. I just found out this weekend that my friend, Jayanti Tamm, will be on NPR's Talk of the Nation, a live call-in show, tomorrow afternoon. Yay! I'm thrilled for her, and will be tuning in. Check your local NPR station for times.

Also, she has a guest column in the Washington Post in the "On Faith" section. I've been enjoying the crazy comments left by cult members, most of whom seem to have a personal vendetta against my friend. It always amuses me that the more fanatical people are about their religious beliefs, the more insecure they seem to be about "defending" and "protecting" them. If one is happy and secure in their beliefs, they don't need to attack others. Sheesh! And it's odd when people whose beliefs are of peace and love seem to be the first to put down others.

Anyway, tune in tomorrow if you have time. It should be an interesting conversation.

9 comments:

  1. Wow, that is really cool! I love NPR.

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  2. She's being featured tomorrow? That's the coolest thing. I hope I remember to listen!

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  3. Yikes! I would be kind of freaked out to read comments by ex-cult members. Cults are so bizarre to begin with!

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  4. You had me at "crazy comments left by ex-cult members".

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  5. Thanks for the heads up...I'll be listerning!

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  6. As a former cult member (not the same of course), I experienced "Christians" spitting in my face telling me that I was wrong, that "their" God was a god of love. That certainly doesn't entice conversion to "their" god and religion.

    I look forward to reading her book, thanks!

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  7. Fantastic and I like NPR. Thanks for the heads up Kathleen!

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  8. I love NPR. What time? Is it on ATC? Sounds like a great read. I am knee-deep in the Jhumpa Lahiri book.

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  9. I'm not sure what is NPR but I remember your post and I think it's great that your friend has a book out!
    I need to go check out the review again.

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I'm a good listener...comment away!

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