A Jewish Mother in Shangri-la by Rosie Rosenzweig
An old joke tells of a Jewish woman who treks to the Himalayas to seek an audience with a guru sitting in seclusion on a mountaintop. When at last she comes before him, she implores: "Sheldon, come home!" Rosie Rosenzweig was that Jewish mother-but in real life, the story has a different ending. Instead of asking her own Sheldon-her son, Ben-to come home, Rosie accepts his invitation to find out about Buddhism firsthand. Her adventures in Buddhist practice will make you kvell.