My Life in Orange: Growing Up with the Guru

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Imagine growing up with 200 mothers and 200 fathers. What would it feel like to dress entirely in orange? What would it be like to grow up in a commune with daily chants, meditation and muesli on the menu? What would it be like to swap your mother for a new orange family? Written in unsentimental prose this is the deliciously funny, and by turns, poignant story of a little boy alone in a house full of orange people.

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‘An uplifting and closely observed memoir’ -- The Observer

‘Guest’s poignant reconstruction is an eye-opening story of an extraordinary upbringing’ -- Sunday Times

‘Hilarious and heartbreaking story' -- The Times

‘Hilarious and shocking...a remarkably level-headed assessment of what drove his parent’s generation to seek an alternative way of life’ -- Guardian

‘Intriguing and often humorous mix of straightforward 1980s nostalgia and cult delusion…often absorbing and always astute’ -- Irish Times

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Tim Guest writes for the Guardian and the Daily Telegraph. He lives in London.

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