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A wonderful book that everyone should read or listen to at least once in their life. As the book admits, it's not really about zen, nor much about motorcycle maintenance either. Rather, it's about how to make sense of life.
I recommend this version over the unabridged version for two reasons. First, the actual text gets pretty heavy at times, and if you're not a philosophy major you might be turned off by that (and also might find it hard to understand just what the hell he is saying at times). The second and bigger reason is Lawrence Pressman. He reads the book with a kind of laid-back casualness, a kind of "relax, slow down, we're in no hurry" attitude. He quickly becomes the main character. This is not so much a reading as a performance. I have purchased both this and the unabridged version (just as I have purchased entirely too many copies of this book--different editions and whatnot) and this is the one I keep turning to again and again and again.
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Very well written and read book. Seemed like a lot of heavy philosophy but soaked it up and fully enjoyed it. If I had realized that there was an unabridged version available, I would have gone that route.
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