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IbyIMD+ Published 1 July 2022 in Magazine • 7 min read

From dealing with burnout and bullsh*t to the joys of friendship and climbing mountains, IMD professors offer a varied choice of summer reading material 

Greetings from Utopia Park: Surviving a Transcendent Childhood

by Claire Hoffman 

About the book: 

“In this engrossing, provocative, and intimate memoir, a young journalist reflects on her childhood in the heartland, growing up in an increasingly isolated meditation community in the 1980s and ’90s—a fascinating, disturbing look at a fringe culture and its true believers.” 

Why we like it: 

“As someone from (1) an Indian background and (2) interested in mindfulness meditation and how this practice is being shaped in the modern world, Claire Hoffman’s book provides a fascinating insight into how the business of spiritualism defines the lives and livelihood of people that come within the ambit of a certain school of practice.” 

Anand Narasimhan, Shell Professor of Global Leadership 

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