Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

[an Inquiry Into Values]

Audiobook CD - 1996
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At its heart, the story is all too simple: a man and his son take a lengthy motorcycle trip through America. But this is not a simple trip at all, for around every corner, through mountain and desert, wind and rain, and searing heat and biting cold, their pilgrimage leads them to new vistas of self-discovery and renewal. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Mantenance is an elemental work that has helped to shape and define the past twenty-five years of American culture. This special audio edition presents this adventure in a compelling way - for the millions who have already taken this journey and want to travel these roads again, and for the many more who will discover for the first time the wonders and challenges of a journey that will change the way they think and feel about their lives.
Publisher: New York : Audio Renaissance ; North Kingstown, RI : BBC Audiobooks America, [1996], ℗1996
ISBN: 9781593979829
Branch Call Number: 9.21 Pirsi
Description: 13 audio discs (15 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. in box
Additional Contributors: Kramer, Michael


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Jan 05, 2019

A highly unusual, quirky, and fun book. Madness, reason, technology, capitalism, values, are all explored through interweaving of a motorcycle trip. Entertaining and thoughtful.

Jun 28, 2016

I really enjoyed reading this book! Lots of great advice and philosophy with a story that holds your attention!

allonsy Sep 20, 2011

This is actually 3 books in one: a treatise on philosophy, a guide to motorcyclye maintenance and an autobiographical account of a man going mad and how that affects his relationship with his son. (There is even a fair amount of information on creative writing!) The history and chataquas about different philosophical schools of thought are remarkably thorough and engaging. And even though I am not a motorcycle buff, I found the maintenace sections interesting as well. But it is the poignant story of the father and son desperately trying to relate to each other on a cross country motorcycle trip that really drew me into this book. Overall, this is a true work of genius.


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