Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values
One of the most important and influential books written in the past half-century, Robert M. Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a powerful, moving, and penetrating examination of how we live . . . and a breathtaking meditation on how to live better. Here is the book that transformed a generation: an unforgettable narration of a summer motorcycle trip across America's Northwest, undertaken by a father and his young son. A story of love and fear -- of growth, discovery, and acceptance -- that becomes a profound personal and philosophical odyssey into life's fundamental questions, this uniquely exhilarating modern classic is both touching and transcendent, resonant with the myriad confusions of existence . . . and the small, essential triumphs that propel us forward.
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Review: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into ValuesUser Review - Randy Johnson - Goodreads
This was my third time through this book and my engagement and amazement were undiminished. I first read it in the mid-70s when it was first published, and again in the mid-eighties when a copy was ... Read full review
Review: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into ValuesUser Review - Paul Levin - Goodreads
Read this the summer before college and loved it! Perfect prep for my two years worth of philosophy courses. Read full review