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Dear Prudence: The Story Behind the Song (Paperback)
About the Author
Prudence Farrow Bruns, PhD, is a member of one of Hollywood's most celebrated families. The daughter of the late actress Maureen O'Sullivan and film director John Farrow, and the sister of actress Mia Farrow, Prudence is best known as the inspiration behind the Beatles' beloved ballad, "Dear Prudence." She is, however, an accomplished filmmaker and scholar in her own right. Having first practiced meditation and yoga in 1966, she eventually founded Boston's Integral Yoga Institute in 1967 and became a Transcendental Meditation(R) teacher in 1968. Farrow Bruns holds a PhD in South Asian Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, specializing in the Sanskrit language and literature. She has presented and published on topics including South Asia, world religions, and Ayurvedic medicine. She also has her own connections to art and filmmaking, having worked with artists such as Woody Allen, Andy Kaufman, and Paula Vogel. She produced the film Widow's Peak. Farrow Bruns and her husband have three children and four grandchildren. They live in Seagrove Beach, Florida.