The Dude And The Zen Master ($20), a New York Times bestseller comes courtesy of Oscar winning actor Jeff Bridges and Bernie Glassman, the renowned Zen leader and the author of Bearing Witness. Glassman compares the iconic role of Jeff Bridges in The Big Lebowski to Lamed-Vavnic, one of the pivotal men in Jewish mysticism. These dudes are “simple and unassuming and so good that, on account of them, God lets the world go on.” His good buddy Jeff, however, sees it from a different perspective. He says that the great thing about the Dude is that he would rather “hug it out than slug it out.” An extraordinary book.
Phillip Toledano’s second book, Phonesex, comes courtesy of Twin Palms. Toledano has taken photographs almost 30 phonesex operators in the intimate settings of their homes. This gives an unprecedented glimpse into a world of fantasy that uses only the voice of the operator coupled with the imagination of the client. Accompanying each image in a […]