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

Front Cover
Canongate Books, May 10, 2012 - Travel - 256 pages
141 Reviews
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'.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
20
4 stars
41
3 stars
45
2 stars
22
1 star
13

curious book, graceful writer. - Goodreads
Wasn't deep in descriptions or character development. - Goodreads
He is an excellent writer though. - Goodreads
Guy's still a pretty great and original writer - Goodreads

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

User Review  - Berry - Goodreads

Please take my 1 star rating with a grain of salt: I read less than 10% of the book. I only got it because I heard it has a good Amsterdam story. It doesn't. However, it does have an Amsterdam story ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Camille - Goodreads

I usually love Geoff Dyer but I couldn't be bothered to finish this book. Read full review

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. He lives in London.

Bibliographic information