Make sure you meet Syd Arthur. 

She may be your neighbor.
She may even be you.


"A tour de force!

This remarkable novel is full of humor, Buddhist wisdom, and Yiddishkeit. Art awakens us to new ways of seeing and being, and this novel is like an alarm clock."

Lama Surya Das, author of New York Times Best Seller Awakening The Buddha Within.

"Every once in a while you read a book that provides you with such a deep connection to the story's heroine that you wish she would simply step out of the pages and become your best friend (think Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones, or Jennifer Weiner's Cannie Shapiro). Ellen Frankel's Syd Arthur joins their leagues with her warm sense of humor, acute eye for social nuance, and infinitely relatable search for meaning in her life. Buy a few copies - I guarantee you'll want to share 'Syd' with the readers in your life!"

Wendy Shanker, author of Are You My Guru? How Medicine, Meditation & Madonna Saved My Life "

"Syd Arthur’s journey toward enlightenment is a laugh-out-loud adventure full of wit and wisdom. A must read, this book will touch your spirit and funny bone, awaken your senses, and nourish your soul."

Joan Borysenko, author of New York Times Best Seller  Minding the Body, Mending the Mind.


"Written with wit, wisdom and compassion, Syd Arthur invites us to discover the spiritual opportunity beneath our obsessive relationship with food and our bodies. Syd’s journey illustrates how the process of opening your heart is much more satisfying than the project of controlling your body."

Dr. Michelle Lelwica, author of The Religion of Thinness

"…a truly touching book with great spiritual insights to carry you long after the last page has been read."

Rabbi Baruch HaLevi, Congregation Shirat Hayam, Swampscott, Massachusetts

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