Shyam Dodge was raised in his parentsí ashram as a Hindu Monastic. He teaches yoga and meditation all over the world and once co-owned a restaurant in South India. Shyam is currently studying English and philosophy at Harvard University.
Shyam is also the author of Sweetened Condensed Milk: Sacred Stories from Many Cultures.
With a pulsing wit Shyam Dodge takes us on a savagely satiric tour through the dope decade of the sixties, the spiritual commune of the seventies, Hollywood celebrity, and the new American yoga craze. Wet Hot and Wild American Yogi is a meta-narrative spun at high velocity, fueled by honest rage, grief, and an intense philosophical yearning. It is simultaneously a chronicle and critique of the baby-boom legacy told by one of our most original and iconoclastic storytellers. Shyam Dodge is a cock-sure twenty-seven year old who tackles his subject with a bold, virile, sexually charged prose, and reckless humanity reminiscent of Dr. Thompson, young Kerouac, and Voltaire. He will make you cry, he will make you laugh, and may even reaffirm your faith in the power of the individual.
Widely regarded as the “Sexiest, most original, and savagely hilarious voice of the under-thirty generation,” his writing is a part of the new satire that is reinvigorating our souls in these post-Bush, politically opaque years. Shyam is currently studying English and philosophy at Harvard University.