Claire Dederer, "Poser: My Life in Twenty-Three Yoga Poses" [Audiobook, Unabridged]
English | 2010 | ISBN: 144178151X | MP3@96 kbps | 11 hrs 26 mins | 486 Mb
Yoga, even as it furthers its storefront-by-storefront takeover of American leisure hours, remains a punchline, a shorthand summing-up of a certain way of life. One of the charms of Poser, Claire Dederer's memoir of motherhood and marriage structured around her love affair with yoga, is that–as her title hints–she gets the joke, and tells it very well herself. She knows, to the molecule, the subculture she swims within–the "liberal enclave" of late '90s North Seattle, with its self-policed, guilt-laced dictates about the proper ways to parent, work, play, and wed (and divorce)–and she's well aware of every knee-jerk response you might bring to a story about yoga (she had them too).