Phil Brown -  journalist . writer . poet

Phil Brown

journalist . writer . poet

articles . books . poems

Any Guru Will Do

(Paper Book Format)

by Phil Brown


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Phil Brown's life has been one long existential crisis. His path to enlightenment has been uphill - think of climbing Everest with a colonic irrigation or two along the way.

After trying doggedly to discover God through poetry, Phil dips his toes into a variety of experiences, including a doomed 'holiday' at a health farm - which he runs away from - mail-order Catholicism, a ritual Egyptian dance workshop, analysis, psychic surgery and an ill-fated group-therapy session.

With a cast of curious characters including the saffron-turbaned Dadaji, the poet Les Murray and the priest who stopped taking his calls - not to mention Phil himself - this hilarious book will have you doubled up with laughter.

Settle yourself into the lotus position, grab a cup of peppermint tea and enjoy the ride.

Reviews - Any Guru Will Do:

  1. Canberra Times - click here - review by Michael McGirr, the author of Bypass

  2. Courier Mail - click here - review by Shaun Charles

  3. Sunday Tasmanian - click here

  4. Sydney Morning Herald - click here

  5. Age - click here

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'It is slightly disarming to receive a travel book in a sick bag. It suggests two things. Firstly, the book might make you ill, or secondly, that perhaps you will be sick with laughter. Felicitously, the latter is the case.' CANBERRA TIMES

'Brisbane's Woody Allen.' COURIER-MAIL

'Phil Brown is set to become the poster boy for neurotic travellers everywhere.'

.... see his Travel Stories

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