Stretch by Neal Pollack
The Unlikely Making of a Yoga Dude

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From Neal Pollack, acclaimed author of Alternadad and The Neal Pollack Anthology of American Literature, comes Stretch: The Unlikely Making of a Yoga Dude. Here is the hilarious but true account of an overweight, balding, skeptical guy who undergoes a miraculous transformation into a healthy, blissful, obsessively dedicated yoga fiend.

 

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Neal Pollack is the author of several acclaimed books of satirical fiction, including the cult classic The Neal Pollack Anthology Of American Literature and the rock-n-roll novel, Never Mind The Pollacks. A contributor to many magazines, newspapers, and websites, he also keeps a semi-daily blog at www.nealpollack.com. He lives in Los Angeles, with his family.From the Trade Paperback edition.
 
Published August 10, 2010 by HarperCollins e-books. 340 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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He hasn’t abandoned snark and cynicism—they are the lifeblood of this quest, along with a healthy dose of self-abasement—but at his unassuming local yoga place, he found that the practice “calmed his inner pervert.” His circumstantial rage was chilled as he sweat through the routines, but he’s st...

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These are the words of one of my student employees after I encouraged him to read a segment from Stretch: The Unlikely Making of a Yoga Dude by Neal Pollack that I found particularly brilliant, in which Pollack details a gurgling fart incident in one of his first anusara yoga classes.

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"Stretch: The Unlikely Making of a Yoga Dude" recounts the real Neal Pollack's conversion from "an ordinary humor dork, yet another doughy, 35ish white man with a goatee and thinning hair," as described in a 2003 New York Times review (which goaded him into his first class), to a more limber, cle...

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