Ann BeCoy recently published her first book entitled: Memoirs of a Hippie Girl in India which is a work of creative non-fiction. This memoir is a true story she kept secret for forty years. In 1972 Ms. BeCoy as a tender eighteen year old left her dysfunctional family and abusive father to travel to India with a boyfriend she barely knew.
Within the first month she was kidnapped, trapped and being forced into prostitution. In order to escape she became a Hash Courier for some Goa hippies. She was then arrested and spent the next three months in prison in Bombay. Her account of her time in the women’s prison in Bombay, where she is the only foreigner, the only white person, are positively riveting.
Ms. BeCoy is a survivor, if nothing else. She survives a riot where she is nearly stoned in a Muslim bazaar, she survives three months in prison where she deals with severe dysentery, cockroaches and rats. She survives in India by her wits and her guts and finds her way into various Ashrams. She meets extraordinary men, famous gurus, and famous counter-culture heroes later in Nepal. Read the rest of this entry »