Best Books (aka What's on my Nightstand): Stalking God

"What are you reading???" I got this question a lot from my family, friends, and even strangers when I was reading Anjali Kumar's Stalking God because I'd frequently burst out laughing while my head was buried in it. Kumar's memoir chronicles her unconventional and hilarious journey to find God, in hopes of answering her young daughter's questions about life that Google can't help with. Questions like, "Why are we here? What is the meaning of life? What happens when we die? Is there a God?"

In Kumar's recently published TED talk she doesn't even bother with a spoiler alert before announcing she failed at finding God. But her escapades along the way, from excessive perspiration at a Mexican Sweat Lodge and at SoulCycle in Manhattan to communing with real life witches, make Stalking God an entertaining and inspiring read. Plus in the end Kumar does make a beautiful discovery about the human condition and what unites all of us. As it turns out, there are multiple truths.