I feel for Ms. Tamm and am so glad that she went on to have a good life of her own choosing. I wish I was more impressed by the book itself. I wanted to be.
I did spend some time reading about Sri Chinmoy and his operations in the U.S. as Tamm and I are close in age and traveled all the same Queens streets at the same time. My mom did yoga at various ashrams and, I wondered if I would recognize a picture of him. (Nope.)
This reminded me very much of the books I have read of LDS child-brides and former members of the Amish. Even if you are unhappy, it is almost impossibly difficult to leave behind everyone you know and everything you know how to do.