#1 2017-04-25 02:39:22

...letting go.

This was one of those books that had some effect, however small, on the development of my consciousness. So, in a way, I've lost another friend.

Robert Pirsig, Author Of ‘Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance,’ Dead At 88

The book sold 5 million copies worldwide.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Robert M. Pirsig, author of the influential 1970s philosophical novel “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,” died on Monday at the age of 88, his publisher said.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/rob … 81d584?5kt

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#2 2017-04-26 09:07:04

I picked up that book at a used book store back in the early 90's after I bought my first motorcycle. Wow, was I wrong on that account, but wow, was I right to pick it up. I've read it again a couple of times, but I've always thought that it makes more of a case study on clinical depression and alienation than any kind of deep philosophical text. I will say that the protagonists relationship with his son has helped me relate to my own kid some times.

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