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Posted on 02/07/2010 4:46:18 AM PST by mgist
Oran Canfield: My childhood in freefall
Son of the famous self help author "Chicken Soup".
Oran Canfield: My childhood in freefallMusician Oran Canflield's early memories are of growing up in a punk rock commune, juggling in a travelling circus and hating his father, a famous self-help 'guru'. His parents don't remember it in quite the same way.
Oran Canfield writes that his birth in 1974 was presided over by 10 Buddhist monks who chanted throughout the 72-hour delivery. His parents, Timothy Leary-types who ran a holistic health centre in Massachusetts, dined on the placenta. For the first year of his life, as Canfield describes in Freefall, his memoir of growing up in a dysfunctional family, he was cared for by "a community of weird therapists, early self-help freaks and drug-experimenting hippies".
(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...
Jack Canfield, a self-described New Age leader. He has been Dir. of Wholistic Education, Pres. of the Association for Humanistic Education, Chrm. of the Foundation for Self-Esteem, Board Member of National Council for Self-esteem, Pres. of Self-Esteem Seminars.
I have to wonder if his book would have been published if it weren’t for his father’s fame. Another bitter 36 year old kid. Yawn.
The mom claims that this book is fiction and evidentally got a lawyer to make sure her son did not use her name in it.
The small excerpt from the article about the autobiography seems very difficult to believe, too. It's a shame that he didn't stick to the bare stark truth, as it could have been a really interesting indictment of the self-help movement.
I find it funny that so many former ‘hippies’ deny their conversion to capitalism..HA!
It’s sad these type of people can fleece the public.