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.
The big wide world of beer and brewing is explored in an engaging, funny and downright delightful way in Beer Is Proof God Loves Us ($12). Charlie Bamforth is your guide, considered by many to be the #1 expert in the world on every aspect of beer. After they held a worldwide search to find ...[Read More]