"Maharishi died in 2008 and his movement passed out of the public eye a long time ago. Until now, the subject never got the serious scholarly or journalistic attention it deserved. Joseph Weber’s Transcendental Meditation in America will be the standard work on the subject for a long time to come."
-- Geoff Gilpin, author of The Maharishi Effect, www.geoffgilpin.com
""Iowa" and "New Age"...the terms can seem like quite a juxtaposition, and Weber provides an interesting, useful discussion. Definitely worth reading."
-- AnaLouise Keating, Texas Woman's University, five-star rating on Goodreads
"Weber is a journalist and associate professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He brings both an academic’s interest in in-depth investigation and a journalist’s gift for storytelling and clarity to his work."
-- Rob Cline, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
“Fairfield, Iowa, is both a unique cultural phenomenon and a microcosm of the Baby Boomers’ attempt to integrate Indian spirituality into mainstream life. Joseph Weber reports this fascinating and historically significant story with the objectivity, balance, and illuminating prose of a skilled journalist.”
—Philip Goldberg, author, American Veda: From Emerson and the Beatles to Yoga and Meditation, How Indian Spirituality Changed the West