Your Emoticons Won't Save You

Your Emoticons Won't Save You

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Your Emoticons Won't Save You is an exciting and inventive novella and poetry collection by celebrated Buddhist teacher and author Ethan Nichtern:

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Alex Bardo is witty, heartbroken, and lost. Going on 21, he is more interested in being the CEO of the Wannabe Poet's Brigade than in his expensive education. Trying to find his way in the world after a debaucherous and painful summer of 1998 with his hyper-intellectual, trés annoying best friend Gabe, he sets out on a road trip to their childhood summer camp. Grabbing shotgun for the trip are his old camp friends, now all grown up (sort of): Gideon the Player, Anthony the Traveling Man, and Lucas the Patron of Playtime. Alex is a true seeker and only a partial f-ck up: seeking spiritual aspirin to treat his perpetual hangover, seeking love, and seeking a mystical place called the "real world."

Early Praise for Your Emoticons Won't Save You:

“A charming coming-to-maturity romp in the post-modern highly peopled American landscape, engaging the endlessly inter-connected relationships and talk. A very human endeavor.”
-Anne Waldman, Author, Poet

“Your Emoticons Won’t Save You is provocative, compelling, and somehow both timeless and totally right now. Let Ethan take you on this journey within and without.”
- Sharon Salzberg, NY Times Bestselling Author

“Student, teacher, author, activist, and now poet–Ethan is changing the world one seed syllable at a time. He shares his path through this new work in a way that helps us locate our own.”
-Susan Piver, NY Times Bestselling Author

Praise for Ethan Nichtern's Writing:

"Nichtern writes passionately and innovatively…His toolbox is deep and original…and his voice is resonant and refreshing.”
—Courtney E. Martin, The American Prospect

"Buddhism 3.0 meets the global consciousness movement.”
— Daniel Goleman, NY Times bestselling author, Social Intelligence

Ethan has a powerful voice and is at the forefront of the new generation of spiritual revolutionaries."
— Noah Levine, author of Dharma Punx and Against the Stream

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014006675
Publisher: Nieto Books
Publication date: 01/19/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 144
File size: 793 KB

About the Author

Ethan Nichtern is a Shastri, a senior teacher, in the Shambhala tradition. At 33, he is the youngest senior teacher in the global tradition. He is the author of the novel, Your Emoticons Won't Save You, and the nonfiction book, One City: A Declaration of Interdependence. He is also the founding director of The Interdependence Project, an organization dedicated to Buddhist-inspired meditation and psychology, transformational activism, mindful arts, and meaningful media. He teaches and lectures around the world and is based in New York City.

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