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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (62 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gotham Chopra, Deepak Chopra Narrator: Gotham Chopra Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2010 ISBN: 9781470800383
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As far back as he can remember, every day of his life someone has asked Gotham Chopra what it was like to have Deepak Chopra as a father. They wanted to know if Gotham is a master practitioner of the Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, whether he is in Perfect Health, if he meditates all day—in short, if he lives the perfect spiritual life. The answer is no.

Gotham likes to consider himself pretty normal, but he acknowledges that he and his sister were exposed to the deepest reservoirs of knowledge that his father could find, from the Bible to biology, the Gita to The Great Gatsby. Gotham spent his childhood learning about curiosity and wisdom, open-mindedness and passion. In thinking back on those lessons, and of the many teachers he has had in his life, three come to mind. One, predictably, is his father. The others, not so predictably, are the family dogs: Cleo and Nicholas.

A father himself now, Gotham is charged with the importance of his new role, and the need to contemplate what values and wisdom he can impart to his child. It took grandfather Deepak a while to warm up to the puppy Cleo, but gradually he found in Cleo the embodiment of the philosophies he has written about in his eighty or so books. Deepak identifies twelve canine qualities in Cleo that we would all be well served to nurture in ourselves: joy and playfulness, innocence, devotion and trust, unconditional love, companionship, intuition, acceptance of grief and loss, forgiveness, one-pointed intention and attention, present moment awareness, unfoundedness, communion and higher guidance.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This glimpse into the softer side of the Chopra family should significantly expand the family’s fan base.

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Chopra takes us on a series of events affecting the Chopra households, including a hilarious cross-country plane trip with an untranquilized dog, an expensive trip to Italy, and the events surrounding an elderly relative’s grave illness.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Those interested in learning what being Deepak’s son has been all about will find plenty to satisfy their curiosity.”

    Booklist

  • “If it wasn’t for dogs, some people would never go for a walk.”

    Anonymous

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 11/2/2013

    " Such a sweet memoir. A fun mix of family, Indian culture and dogs! Like my daughter said, "Mom! That book was made for you!" Yup. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trish | 7/27/2013

    " just picked this up at the library--stay tuned.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynn Tatro | 12/8/2011

    " Gotham's writing is brilliant. The title says it all. A wonderfully woven glimpse into real lives and destiny, being present and compassion. A must read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalie | 12/2/2011

    " This is one of the best books I have read in a long time. I absolutely loved it. I was so touched by so many pieces of insight throughout the book that I often found tears in my eyes. It rates up there with Eat, Pray, Love. I highly recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 9/24/2011

    " There were lots of moments while reading this book that I stopped to really think about what was being said and how that related to me and my life. So it took a little longer to read but was worth it. It was fun to to get to see the softer more human side of Gothma's dad Deepak. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 4/28/2011

    " An interesting look at the relationship we have with our dogs. I enjoyed it but it really made me miss my dog. Not as sad as many of the dog/relationship books though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 3/30/2011

    " Such a sweet memoir. A fun mix of family, Indian culture and dogs! Like my daughter said, "Mom! That book was made for you!" Yup. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thimbleberry | 3/30/2011

    " I don't usually read books like this, afraid they will be too saccharine. I was pleasantly surprised in this one. Written and read by the son of Depak Chopra, it is a very human story about their family centered around the stories of their dogs. Quite enjoyed it :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 1/3/2011

    " There were lots of moments while reading this book that I stopped to really think about what was being said and how that related to me and my life. So it took a little longer to read but was worth it. It was fun to to get to see the softer more human side of Gothma's dad Deepak. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 11/6/2010

    " An interesting look at the relationship we have with our dogs. I enjoyed it but it really made me miss my dog. Not as sad as many of the dog/relationship books though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trish | 10/27/2010

    " just picked this up at the library--stay tuned.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynn | 10/22/2010

    " Gotham's writing is brilliant. The title says it all. A wonderfully woven glimpse into real lives and destiny, being present and compassion. A must read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalie | 10/7/2010

    " This is one of the best books I have read in a long time. I absolutely loved it. I was so touched by so many pieces of insight throughout the book that I often found tears in my eyes. It rates up there with Eat, Pray, Love. I highly recommend it. "

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About the Author

Gotham Chopra is an author and entrepreneur. Through Liquid Comics (www.liquidcomics.com), he has collaborated with the likes of John Woo, Guy Ritchie, Edward Burns, Nicolas Cage, Marcus Nispel, and more. He codeveloped the story for the cult classic graphic novel Bulletproof Monk and executive produced the feature film alongside John Woo.