Breakfast with Buddha
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When his sister tricks him into taking her guru on a trip to their childhood home, Otto Ringling, a confirmed skeptic, is not amused. Six days on the road with an enigmatic holy man who answers every question with a riddle is not what he'd planned. But in an effort to westernize his passenger—and amuse himself—he decides to show the monk some "American fun" along the way. From a chocolate factory in Hershey to a bowling alley in South Bend, from a Cubs game at Wrigley field to his family farm near Bismarck, Otto is given the remarkable opportunity to see his world—and more important, his life—through someone else's eyes. Gradually, skepticism yields to amazement as he realizes that his companion might just be the real thing.
In Roland Merullo's masterful hands, Otto tells his story with all the wonder, bemusement, and wry humor of a man who unwittingly finds what he's missing in the most unexpected place.
From Publishers Weekly
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This was one of the most heartwarming novels ever written. It's a clash of cultures into the world of the unknown. It's a lesson about how we fear what we don't know. In this day and age of anxiety and rushing everywhere we go, "Breakfast with Buddha" captures the anxious typical American lifestyle. The story moves at a perfect pace and forces the reader to open his/her mind to acceptance, a new way of thinking, and a new way of behaving. This is one of those novels that you will put on a shelf and end up reading again. There is a lot of wisdom between the lines. It's not a book for the shallow minded (you may get bored), but if you seek wisdom and insight, you will smile and chuckle with the characters on this wonderful journey. A great read, I can't get enough of this author. I've already downloaded one of his other novels "Golfing with God" and I can't wait to read it!
Written just for me!
If your life is perfect, don't bother. I however am looking for advice and ways to become a better person. I also agree, not for a shallow person. This a a wonderful book about growing up a bit and being willing to look at your life and behavior in a new way.
Buy it, read it, give a copy to someone you love.
Couldn't finish it. It is an easy read without an end or point in sight. I felt as if though my father is telling me a story, oy.