Note: it's not necessary to have attended last month's Meetup to attend this one. Strictly speaking, it's not even necessary to have read last month's book, "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance," to get a handle on this non-fiction work by the Toronto Star's motoring jouranlist, Mark Richardson, although it will certainly help. From Amazon:
"Since its original publication in 1968, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values has touched whole generations of readers with its serious attempt to define “quality” in a world that seems indifferent to the responsibilities that quality brings. Mark Richardson expands that journey with an investigation of his own – to find the enigmatic author of Zen and the Art, ask him a few questions, and place his classic book in context. The result manages to be a biography of Pirsig himself – in the discovery of an unknown life of madness, murder and eventual resolution – and a splendid meditation on creativity and problem-solving, sanity and insanity."
It's still in print, as a paperback version, at the usual outlets, and e-versions are available. There are also 6 copies available in the Ottawa Public Library system.