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Publisher Description

"Enlightenment meets On the Road in this witty, insightful novel." —The Boston Sunday Globe

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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2008
August 26
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
Algonquin Books
SELLER
Workman Publishing Co., Inc.
SIZE
8.1
MB

Customer Reviews

FlashBackToTeens ,

Surprisingly better than expected

Breakfast with Buddha was a part of our community's and our parish's "One Community, One Book" program this year. I read it to be in the know and as a light summer read.

I found the book to be very spiritual and it raised some questions that I had not been able to articulate in my mind. I enjoyed it "very much."

asapr212 ,

Exquisite

A great surprise

World Traveler 57 ,

Breakfast with Buddha

Opens your mind and gets you thinking differently

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