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Discuss "Zen and Now" by Mark Richardson

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.

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  • Sheila

    I think everyone read the book! Thanks Victor for making it happen.

    May 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry Alan and I didn't make it - we're in the process of house-hunting and had some unexpected excitement tying us up out here. More paperwork is on it's way with the realtor as I type.....

    May 29, 2014

  • Michael B.

    Sorry for the last minute cancellation! Was looking forward to the discussion! Work calls yet again! :)

    May 29, 2014

  • Agata

    I'm sorry some things have changed for me and I can no longer make it tomorrow. Hope you all have a good discussion!

    May 28, 2014

  • Dolores L.

    I'll be there if an earlier engagement finishes on time.

    May 28, 2014

  • Cait

    Will be attending this book club for the first time at the end of May. Really looking forward to combining three fun things: books, beer, and new people :)

    1 · May 8, 2014

    • Cait

      Thank you! Is it common for people to come to this meetup alone?

      May 21, 2014

    • Michael B.

      Generally yes, but we do have a few couples. If you feel like bringing a friend, when you hit the RSVP button just add your plus one.

      May 22, 2014

  • Dolores L.

    Have not finished reading your last book but just finished the first chapter of Zen and Now. after finishing the book I'll to go back to read Zen and the Art of Motorcycle ....

    January 31, 2014

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