Stephanie Rivera

In Pursuit of EnlightenmentFairfield author Stepahnie Rivera will be joining Monica and Caroline in the studio this week to talk about her spiritual memoir, "In Pursuit of Enlightenment (On a Shoestring Budget)."

Stephanie's story begins with the lives of her parents.  Her father was the son of immigrant Russian-Jewish parents, and her mother was of Yankee stock.  They led an unusual life, which took them to California, Texas and eventually Boston, as her Jewish father became a minister, first with the Religious Science organization and later as a Unitarian.  With this background, it was not a great stretch for Stephanie, her mother and her siblings to learn TM, after their father's death.

More than simply a spiritual autobiography, this memoir is a revealing glimpse into a loving, if unusual, American family.