Nearing age thirty, Amanda thought she’d be someone else by now. Instead, she’s just herself: an ex-nanny yogini-wannabe who cranks out “For Idiots” travel guides just to scrape by. However, she’s sure her new assignment, “Enlightenment for Idiots,” will change everything. (Learn More)

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