Yoga for People Who Can't Be Bothered to Do It

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Canongate Books, May 10, 2012 - Travel - 256 pages
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From Amsterdam to Cambodia, from Rome to Indonesia, from New Orleans to Libya, and from Detroit to Ko Pha-Ngan, Geoff Dyer finds himself both floundering about in a sea of grievances and finding moments of transcendental calm. This aberrant quest for peak experiences leads, ultimately, to the Black Rock Desert in Nevada, where, to quote Tarkovsky's Stalker, 'your most cherished desire will come true'.

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User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

Or, how to travel in a perpetually bad frame of mind and still get something out of it. A funny man pokes fun at himself (though at times he tries a bit too hard) and has a lot of fun along the way ... Read full review

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User Review  - adrianburke - LibraryThing

Really enjoyed this. So much so that have bought Simon a copy for Christmas. Rambling and rolling but actually very well written to write about boredom and the modern condition so well. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Geoff Dyer is the author of Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi and three previous novels, as well as nine non-fiction books. Dyer has won the Somerset Maugham Prize, the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction, a Lannan Literary Award, the International Center of Photography's 2006 Infinity Award for writing on photography and the American Academy of Arts and Letters' E.M. Forster Award. In 2009 he was named GQ's Writer of the Year. He won a National Book Critics Circle Award in 2012 and was a finalist in 1998. In 2015 he received a Windham Campbell Prize for non-fiction. His books have been translated into twenty-four languages. He currently lives in Los Angeles where he is Writer in Residence at the University of Southern California.

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