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.
1001 Whiskies You Must Taste Before You Die ($24) in the massively popular 1001 series gives us a connoisseurs’ scoop on the very finest spirits ranging from the Scottish highlands to the new exotic whiskies coming over from Japan as well as evolving world of the micro-distilleries in America. This book also covers ryes and bourbons […]