Above: Graphic book cover of "All the Fishes Come Home to Roost," by Rachel Brown.
Friends of the Encinitas Library presents author Rachel Brown (Odd Third Wednesday Program held every odd numbered month)
The true story of how Rachel Brown’s post-hippie parents raised her on a bizarre ashram in India. Rachel Brown is a writer from Los Angeles.
Her first book, "All The Fishes Come Home To Roost," is the true story of how her post-hippie parents raised her on a bizarre ashram in India devoted to Meher Baba, who is best known for having been Pete Townsend's guru, taking a vow of silence for most of his life, and for coining the insipid motto "Don't worry, be happy." Rachel was the only foreign child within 100 miles of anywhere. Despite being Jewish by birth and a Baba-lover by parental decree, and with only one school in town, she spent her formative years attending Holy Wounds of Jesus Christ the Savior Convent School.
Rachel became the youngest person ever to receive an MFA in playwriting from UCLA. She has worked in TV/film development for the Jim Henson Company for four years, and now does freelance TV development. She has won awards for playwriting, comedy writing, and literary criticism. She has also written a play Driving Past, which was produced off-Broadway.
Rachel has been a disaster relief worker, a movie reviewer, a CPR/first aid instructor, a stage manager, and a teacher for teenagers who have been expelled from public schools. She also studies Shotokan karate.