On Thursday, July 16th at 7 p.m., Jayanti Tamm, author of Cartwheels in a Sari: A Memoir of Growing Up Cult, will be here to talk about her unforgettable life story.

Born and raised in the cult of Sri Chinmoy and declared "The Chosen One," for over 25 years Jayanti lived within the guru's inner circle. Sri Chinmoy assigned Jayanti to court celebrities, infiltrate the United Nations, and find elephants for him to weight-lift, all in an effort to transform the world. At the age of 25, after multiple attempts to leave, she was permanently exiled from the group.

Cartwheels in a Sari is her personal story of growing up "cult" and her eventual freedom and new life.

"...her effort is worthy of applause." -- People (four-star review)

"With a succinct and earnest writing style, Tamm delivers a coming-of-age story overflowing with heartbreaking and hilarious moments." -- Forbes.com

A book signing will follow the presentation and refreshments will be served. Books will be available for purchase.

This Meet the Author program is an Adult Summer Reading event.