Agent Orange Digested

The Guardian has the digested read of Tim Guest’s My Life in Orange, his memoir of growing up on an ashram with his mother.

How I longed to punish the children who stole my toys and the mother who put her enlightenment before her only child. See in this photograph how lost and frightened, yet somehow strangely beautiful, I appear. My eyes are looking far into the distance – to my literary career. So I chose to say nothing and smile. Until now.

Their final assessment is brutal: “As toxic as you’d expect from Agent Orange.”