Published on July 8th, 2013 | by Dan Walsh20
July / August Book Club: The Buddha Walks into a Bar
It’s book club time!
Reading and discussing Bird by Bird with everyone last month was awesome! I’ve even carved out an hour everyday to practice writing like the book recommends. It’s been rewarding so far and I have all of you to thank because you voted for such an awesome book.
I have three more titles queued up for your discerning selection, and I’m excited about all of them. Just like last time, vote for you preferred title in the comments. I’ll tally the numbers next weekend and announce the winner on July 14th.
The Buddha Walks Into a Bar is a great primer for anyone interested in meditation.
“Rinzler is able to take a relaxed approach to meditation and its many benefits. With examples ranging from superheroes to YouTube videos, Rinzler brings timeless teachings in an engaging, richly instructive spiritual guide.”
This book sounds epic and it’s been on the bestseller lists since 2011.
“Everything I’d been taught about running was wrong. We treat running in the modern world the same way we treat childbirth—it’s going to hurt, and requires special exercises and equipment. Then I meet the Tarahumara tribe, and they’re having a blast. For them, running isn’t work. It isn’t a punishment for eating. It’s fine art, like it was for our ancestors.”
Everybody has good and bad habits. So let’s find out more about them and try to maximize the good and minimize the bad.
“At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, raising exceptional children, becoming more productive, building revolutionary companies and social movements, and achieving success is understanding how habits work.”
Win a FREE Copy!
I’m giving away three (3) copies of whichever book gets the most votes. You have three chances to earn a free copy.
- Vote for the book you want to read in the comments on this page. I’ll chose one at random as the winner, even if the book you voted for didn’t win. Bonus points for wit!
- Retweet a link to this page. You can use this one: http://bit.ly/18NbaOJ or make your own. Don’t worry about hash tags, but do make sure to include me (@dpwalsh) on the tweet so I can count your entry.
- Forward a copy of the Tangents & Distractions May email newsletter to at least 5 other friends. Make sure to BCC dan[at]tangentsanddistractions.com so I know to count you. If you haven’t received the T&D newsletter, get on the mailing list by signing up via the form at the top right of this page (black box, blue button).
*Domestic US shipping only. Sorry my international friends. Though I can send you an eBook if you have the Kindle…
Contest Winners Announced July 14th
1. Mel Sampson
Send your preference of ebook or physical copy to dan[at]tangentsanddistractions.com. If you want the physical copy, please include your address. If you want the kindle ebook, I will email it the address from which you message me unless you specify otherwise.
Book Club Discussion Details
This is a relaxed book club, so I want everyone to have enough time to read the book. After we choose a title, we’ll all have 6 weeks to read it.
Book: The Buddha Walks into a Bar, by Lodro Rinzler
Discussion Date: Saturday, August 24th.
Time: 10am Pacific
Where: We’ll go with Google+ hangouts again unless otherwise announced.
Image: Bastien Vaucher