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I just wanted to let everyone know about this great book I happened upon at Borders the other day when I was looking for something to read. It's called Breakfast with Buddha, by Roland Merullo. It's about a regular middle class guy, two kids, wife, reasonably well off book editor, seemingly happy, who gets roped into driving to North Dakota (to settle his dead parents' estate) with a Tuvan Rinpoche by his "flaky" sister (she reads Tarot and is "spiritual"). The resulting road trip is, like most road trip novels, more than just about driving from point A to point B. It is actually a very astute exploration of our hero's mind, guided by the strange, inscrutable (and hilariously funny) "Volvo" Rinpoche.
I love this book and highly recommend it, especially if you're still trying to figure out what Buddhism (or any other spiritual path for that matter) is all about.