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Breakfast with Buddha

PalzangPalzang Veteran
edited August 2009 in Arts & Writings
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.



  • NirvanaNirvana aka BUBBA   `     `   South Carolina, USA Veteran
    edited August 2009
    Thanks, Palzang. It looks like fun.

    Great thing is that there's a couple dozen available in fine condition from such places as abebooks and amazon for less than eight dollars, including shipping. That's about the cost of a movie.

    I'm looking forward to getting my copy.
  • BrigidBrigid Veteran
    edited August 2009
    Oooh! Me too! And that price can't be beat. Thanks guys! Can't wait to read it. It sounds great.
  • PalzangPalzang Veteran
    edited August 2009
    Happy reading! Let me know how you like it.

  • BrigidBrigid Veteran
    edited August 2009
    Shall do!
  • yuriythebestyuriythebest Veteran
    edited August 2009
    hmm I can't find the ebook version anywhere:-/
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