"June 1994. I am driving from Oregon to Iowa in my old tan Honda Accord. It is summertime and it is hot and humid and the air conditioner is loud and cold. I have brought with me my books
and albums and clothes, a tin of Altoids peppermints, a bag of grapefruit, a blank journal and my mother, who has eaten four of
the mints and most of tbe grapefruit...."
So begins an uncommon road trip and an unlikely meeting of sixties counterculture and nineties sensibility.
Ignited out ofcomplacency by news of mother's cancer diagnosis, 23-year-old Chelsea Cain embarks on a revolution of self to the beat of the road. Cain and her mother set out for Iowa, and the site of the hippie commune where they lived nearly twenty years ealier. "Dharma Girl is a journey about finding home, a unique story of loss and self-discovery, and a deeply personal manifesto that sheds light on the philosophical intersections of two of the most written-about generations of the 20th century.
Very quick read, nicely written for a first book.
An uncommon road trip and an unlikely meeting of sixties counterculture and nineties sensibility.