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When his sister tricks him into taking her guru on a trip to their childhood home, Otto Ringling, a confirmed skeptic, is not amused. Six days on the road with an enigmatic holy man who answers every question with a riddle is not what he'd planned. But in an effort to westernize his passenger—and amuse himself—he decides to show the monk some "American fun" along the way. From a chocolate factory in Hershey to a bowling alley in South Bend, from a Cubs game at Wrigley field to his family farm near Bismarck, Otto is given the remarkable opportunity to see his world—and more important, his life—through someone else's eyes. Gradually, skepticism yields to amazement as he realizes that his companion might just be the real thing. In Roland Merullo's masterful hands, Otto tells his story with all the wonder, bemusement, and wry humor of a man who unwittingly finds what he's missing in the most unexpected place.

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Breakfast with Buddha
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4.1 / 5
January 24th, 2014
Written with humour, this book documents the personal, internal journey of a man who believed he "had it all" but found something lacking. The humorous accounts of east meets west in the mid-western United States, opens up themes of tolerance and understanding. I found the characters interesting and enjoyed this book immensely. It is not an action book, so one must be captivated by the theme, the thought-provoking questions of faith and belief or narrative, otherwise this book won't be for you.
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Breakfast with Buddha
December 24th, 2013
Thought provoking, engaging read that answers many of the questions we all have about who we are what our purposes is. I really enjoyed this witty fictional adventure!
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November 11th, 2013
This has become one of my favorite books, it reminds me of what is important in this life we live, I have been recommending to family and friends ever since I first read it, and I have now read it 3 times, which says a lot for someone who rarely reads the same book twice. Love it, read it, sit with it
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October 31st, 2013
Abit slow moving. Message is fuzzy.
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September 8th, 2013
Well written and zen-ful. A must read for everyone!
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Cereal Killer
August 28th, 2013
As dull and unoriginal as could be. Assumes the reader is intellectually challenged and has not read a "road book" before. Read the packaging on the cornflake packet for more interesting reading than this.
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Journey home
June 17th, 2013
Though provoking & spiritually insightful.
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