This is the story of Lisa Ray.
Accidental actor. Poet. Writer. Activist. Seeker.
The book is a first person account of a rich and varied life experience, honest and deeply moving. Funny and charming. And always real. In your face, gut- wrenchingly real.
Lisa entered the Indian Entertainment Industry at 16, as one of India’s first supermodels. A pioneer, if you will, of reverse immigration. Lisa gave it all up to be a student and live a student’s life in Europe; London, Paris and Milan. All the while, continuing her work as a celebrity as an excuse to maintain a heartfelt connection with India.
Lisa’s memoir takes you on a panoramic journey that captures the complexities, aches and triumphs of a multi-layered, multi-national, unpredictable and unexpected search for personal meaning. Lisa’s story takes us from movie sets and the Oscars as part of Deepa Mehta’s definitive film, Water, to a spiritual quest that took her all the way from Milan to the Himalayas.
Lisa writes about her diagnosis at 37 with Multiple Myeloma, an incurable blood cancer. And how she discovers untapped mental, spiritual and physical resilience. And then, in the midst of all this, Lisa finds love and stumbles into a new landscape of meaning.
This is her story.