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The Essential Crazy Wisdom

Wes Scoop Nisker


PUBLISHED: 31st January 2002
ISBN: 9781580083461
ANNOTATION:
Take a wild and rickety ride through the philosophies of the East and West to discover the madmen, dreamers, and unconventional wisdom seekers in the abridged, better-than-ever version of our best-selling cult classic. Scoop Nisker patches together the unorthodox teachings that have bubbled up through the worlds of such crazy visionaries as Rumi, Gautama the Buddha, Mark Twain, Lao Tzu, Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi, Allen Ginsberg, and Lily Tomlin. "The Essential Crazy Wisdom" delivers the most significant, most lunatic, and most compelling insights of the ages.
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PUBLISHED: 31st January 2002
ISBN: 9781580083461
ANNOTATION:
Take a wild and rickety ride through the philosophies of the East and West to discover the madmen, dreamers, and unconventional wisdom seekers in the abridged, better-than-ever version of our best-selling cult classic. Scoop Nisker patches together the unorthodox teachings that have bubbled up through the worlds of such crazy visionaries as Rumi, Gautama the Buddha, Mark Twain, Lao Tzu, Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi, Allen Ginsberg, and Lily Tomlin. "The Essential Crazy Wisdom" delivers the most significant, most lunatic, and most compelling insights of the ages.

Annotation

Take a wild and rickety ride through the philosophies of the East and West to discover the madmen, dreamers, and unconventional wisdom seekers in the abridged, better-than-ever version of our best-selling cult classic. Scoop Nisker patches together the unorthodox teachings that have bubbled up through the worlds of such crazy visionaries as Rumi, Gautama the Buddha, Mark Twain, Lao Tzu, Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi, Allen Ginsberg, and Lily Tomlin. "The Essential Crazy Wisdom" delivers the most significant, most lunatic, and most compelling insights of the ages.

Publisher Description

Take a wild and rickety ride through the philosophies of the East and West to discover the madmen, dreamers, and unconventional wisdom seekers in the abridged, better-than-ever version of our best-selling cult classic. THE ESSENTIAL CRAZY WISDOM delivers the most significant, most lunatic, and most compelling insights of the ages. Scoop Nisker patches together the unorthodox teachings that have bubbled up through the words of such crazy visionaries as Rumi, Gautama the Buddha, Mark Twain, Lao Tzu, Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi, Allen Ginsberg, and Lily Tomlin. Discover the common thread in these multiple perspectives and travel on this comedic course to enlightenment! AE[ Original edition sold over 40,000 copies.

Author Biography

Nisker is a renowned lecturer who has taught courses on Buddhist meditation in places such as the Esalen Institute, the University of California, and Spirit Rock Buddhist Meditation Center.

Review

"CRAZY WISDOM is deeply wise . . . wonderfully insightful and delightfully humorous. . . . "a good place to begin . . . its strength lies in its wonderful assemblage of life-changing quotes and stories." --Utne Reader "A dim sum feast of perceptive and amusing morsels. Nisker succeeds in fashioning an original pattern from motley patches of wisdom." --San Francisco Chronicle

"The author . . . takes us on a wild and lively ride through Eastern and Western philosophy and spirituality. Along the way, there are plenty of humorous sidebar quotations. . . . Now more than ever, we need this brand of wisdom that opens us to wonder and hospitality." --Spirituality & Health

Review Quote

"CRAZY WISDOM is deeply wise . . . wonderfully insightful and delightfully humorous. . . . "a good place to begin . . . its strength lies in its wonderful assemblage of life-changing quotes and stories."-Utne Reader"A dim sum feast of perceptive and amusing morsels. Nisker succeeds in fashioning an original pattern from motley patches of wisdom."-San Francisco Chronicle"The author . . . takes us on a wild and lively ride through Eastern and Western philosophy and spirituality. Along the way, there are plenty of humorous sidebar quotations. . . . Now more than ever, we need this brand of wisdom that opens us to wonder and hospitality."-Spirituality & Health

Product Details

Author
Wes Scoop Nisker
Short Title
ESSENTIAL CRAZY WISDOM
Pages
243
Publisher
Ten Speed Press
Language
English
ISBN-10
1580083463
ISBN-13
9781580083461
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Year
2002
Publication Date
2002-01-31
Country of Publication
United States
Residence
Oakland, CA, US
Edition
0002nd
Audience
General/Trade