Adult Nonfiction G465 .D924 2003
Summary: "I have an idea for a self help-book," I said. "Yoga for People Who Can't Be Bothered to Do It." "But you can't be bothered to write it, right?" This isn't a self-help book, but it is a book about how Geoff Dyer could do with a little help. In mordantly funny and thought-provoking prose, the author of Out of Sheer Rage describes a life most of us would love to live--and how much that life frustrates and aggravates him. From Amsterdam to Cambodia, from Rome to Indonesia, from New Orleans to Libya, from Detroit to Ko Pha-Ngan, Dyer finds himself both floundering about in a sea of grievances and losing himself in moments of transcendental calm. This aberrant quest for peak experience leads, ultimately, to the Zone: to the Black Rock Desert in Nevada where--to quote Tarkovsky's Stalker--"your most cherished desire will come true." Yoga for People Who Can't Be Bothered to Do It is a chronicle of how Geoff Dyer learned to feel completely at home in a state of perpetual arrival and departure.
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