"Smelling the Roses: Memoir of an Irish Philosopher", by Mervyn Brady, is the story of a spiritual teacher's childhood journey, told in his own humorous and eloquent words, with insightful commentary by those who loved him. By turns hilarious and heart-wrenching, intellectual and inspiring, Mervyn Brady's story celebrates the life and legacy of a man who started out a mischievous boy running with a scrappy gang of urchins on the streets of Dublin and ended up a beloved philosopher leading a community of spiritual seekers from the U.S., Mexico, the U.K., Australia and South Africa. "Smelling the Roses" takes us on the personal journey of one of the most beautiful and evolved human beings to grace our complicated world. Whether you had the good fortune to know him, or will meet him for the first time in these pages, you will certainly be enchanted by Mervyn's stories and his wisdom. And perhaps you will also feel a certain joy and the relief that comes from finally meeting someone who really understands us, as individuals and as one, as we move along on our spiritual journeys.