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Buddha or Bust: In Search of Truth, Meaning, Happiness, and the Man Who
Found Them All
by Perry Garfinkel
Harmony, $24.95

A guy walks into his editor’s office, pitches an idea and somewhere down the road he’s heading East in search of the steps the Buddha took in his life. Well, that’s the idea anyway. National Geographic sends Garfinkel on this assignment that takes him on some wonderful adventures, including his first stop at Auschwitz to sit with the Buddhist community there. He’s wonderfully honest about his intentions, not always honorable, and charmingly unprofessional at times. He even falls in love. This is NOT your average road trip. You don’t even need to take the journey. Your life has possibly similar twists, bend and turns. But it’s good to know we’re not alone on this path.

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