Review by Doc Rob
Though the writing feels a little clumsy or cutesy at times and the protagonist is often annoying, I enjoyed this book for the author's ability to distill some of the major tenets not only of Buddhism, but of the more general quest for spiritual clarity. Having suffered some not-so-perfect road trips myself, I also enjoyed the references to the difficulties encountered when out of one's familiar and comfortable zone. That's really the crux of the book: learning to adapt and to focus on the essential and joyful with equanimity instead of fixating on the trivial or unavoidable. Merullo includes a reading list at the back of the book of spiritual texts he has consulted which can provide additional fodder for the spiritual seeker who wants to go further.
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