"Zen and Now is a vivid chronicle of a journalist's [Mark Richardson] heartfelt and determined journey to reconnect with a beloved American classic [Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Robert Pirsig].  Richardson tuned up his old Suzuki dirt bike and became a "Pirsig pilgrim," one of the legion of fans who retrace Pirsig's rout from Minneapolis to San Francisco.  In following this itinerary over the loney byways of the American West, Richardson... ponders the meaning of Pirsig's philosophy and the answers it may offer.  Richardson's dogged reporting also gives new insight into the reclusive writer's life, exploring Pirsig's struggle with mental illness, his unwanted celebrity, and the tragic, brutal murder [of his son] in 1979.

Zen and Now is a stirring meditation on a classic work and passionate inquiry into the lessons it continues to teach..." 

- The Publisher 

Zen and Now : On the Trail of Robert Pirsig...

  • Zen and Now : On the Trail of Robert Pirsig and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • Mark Richardson
  • Condition : Great / Great
  • 1st/1st
  • Hardcover w/ dust jacket
  • 2008 Knopf Publishing
  • ISBN : 978-0-307-26970-6