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If life is a journey--with detours, paths from which to choose, and myriad roadblocks to overcome--then Otto Ringling is most certainly on the journey of a lifetime. His first fifty or so years were pretty good. He felt he had it all, until one day he didn’t. Seeking understanding, he calls on Volya Rinpoche, a wise man and spiritual leader. A man who accepts the world as it comes to him, a man without pride or vanity. But Rinpoche, as it turns out, is experiencing his own time of doubt. In hopes of finding answers to life’s mysteries, the two embark on a journey through America, an amusing and enlightening road trip that becomes a lesson in love and gratitude.
|Publisher:||Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.20(d)|
About the Author
Roland Merullo is the critically acclaimed author of five books of nonfiction and twelve novels, including the Revere Beach Trilogy, Golfing with God, Breakfast with Buddha, The Vatican Waltz, and Dinner with Buddha. He lives with his wife and children in Massachusetts. His website is www.rolandmerullo.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
At the time when I read “Breakfast with Buddha” I thought it could have been so much more both REALLY funny and enlightening, and I feel the same with “Dinner”. Because of the tragic events prior to book two, Otto still seems a bit forlorn which cast a shadow on the book. Also some of the classic Rinpoche talks from the previous books don’t seem as insightful here. Don’t get me wrong I don’t think it was a bad book, it’s well written and overall very insightful and always thought provoking, but I feel like it left me wanting more. A funnier Rinpoche, a happier Otto and a bit more on the adventure they seem to be leaving on at the end of the book.