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About the Author

Oliver Benjamin founded The Church of the Latter-Day Dude in 2005. His website, dudeism.com, features Lebowski-related news, fan discussions, and art inspired by the movie. Raised on In-N-Out Burgers in Southern California he now lives in Thailand, a place where, in Dude-like fashion, people wear flip-flops even with formal wear.
Dwayne Eutsey serves as the Arch Dudeship of the church and founded its monastic order, The Brotherhood Shamus. He is a writer/editor abiding near a nice, quiet beach community in Maryland with his wife and three children.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Ulysses Press (August 16, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1569759766
  • ISBN-13: 978-1569759769
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 3.8 x 7.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #43,274 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It may be just like, my opinion man, but it is awesome!
G. S. Pearlman
Though THE ABIDE GUIDE is classified as a self-help book, it could easily fall under religion, comedy, history, or philosophy.
4CornersDude
I would highly recommend this book for its humor and insight.
RevGMS

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44 of 46 people found the following review helpful By 4CornersDude on August 13, 2011
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Though THE ABIDE GUIDE is classified as a self-help book, it could easily fall under religion, comedy, history, or philosophy. Within the first several pages it is apparent that much research and knowledge of older religion was required for the translation to Dudeism, though this book hit the nail on the head as far as an updated belief system for it's place and time. I found many lessons in the pages of The Abide Guide that pertain to my life everyday, however I believe the most important piece of advice on the path to just takin it easy is contained in the chapter "DUDERS UNANIMOUS: A 12-Step Program to Dudevolution." I believe #8, "Be Dude to everyone you meet," has been the main step that has helped to improve my daily interactions the most even before I knew of Dudeism. I also believe that #8 is the quickest path to a sense of Abiding. It should be #1. But that's just, like, my opinion man. The Abide Guide is a great read even for those that know nothing of The Big Lebowski or Dudeism as the authors take a scene by scene translation that stands on its own without prior knowledge of either. This book is more than just an interesting read but a wise investment. ABIDE.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By RevGMS on June 20, 2012
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The Abide guide was a fun and entertaining read, using humor and wit to convey some deeper ideas for appreciating life, and checking what condition our condition is in. Explaining its connection to the movie and philosophies from the past, it also makes its connection to the present day. With our current state of financial crisis and seemingly endless wars, its good to know there are some Dudes out there taking it easy for us sinners. Maybe the Abide Guide can help you find your inner Dude.

There is a playfulness to the serious truth it conveys, not taking its self too seriously it asks us to consider how over consumption and over reaction can put our well being and world in peril. Reminding us life is full of strikes and gutters, but through it all the Dude abides. And that is cool man.

I would highly recommend this book for its humor and insight.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By e.rowe on February 10, 2014
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I bought this book for my boyfriend because he likes the movie and I am so glad I did. He loves it and said that it really forces you to look at the world in a new light. After it was delivered I flipped through it quite a bit and really enjoyed everything I read. This book is enjoyable and humorous while secretly guiding you to go with the flow and live life the "dudeist" way. An easy read with some really valuable point of views inside. I recommend!
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18 of 23 people found the following review helpful By G. S. Pearlman on August 4, 2011
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What an amazing read! Even if your not a dudeist, it is simply an amazing book. It may be just like, my opinion man, but it is awesome!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By jawttw on September 2, 2011
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Anyone that loves the big lebowski will love took! However the best part of this book are the outstanding,creative and true to life illustrations!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By rob on November 7, 2012
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The dude abides, now those are words that give me comfort. learn in this fun book how to abide like the dude in all his dudeliness. good quality paper back book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mark Twain on December 20, 2013
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While written with humor, the subjects covered are actually pretty serious. While you shouldn't base your entire life on this book (or any single book for that matter), I think everyone could benefit from reading this.

I've been a Dudeist Minister for a number of years now and have even been asked to perform a wedding. While some people look at being a Dudeist as a joke, many people take Dudeism seriously.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By jth2d on October 14, 2011
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Friends, Dudesists, internets, lend me your beers.
Odds are that if you have gotten to this page, not only have you seen the Big Lebowski, but you've probably also heard of the Church of the Latter-Day Dude (Dudeism.) If not, I urge you to check both out and acquire this book. THE ABIDE GUIDE serves partially as a cliff notes for The Big Lebowski, giving information about the philosophical undertones of the renowned Coen Brothers flick, and as a self-improvement volume. But it's more than that--THE ABIDE GUIDE casts its lens on politics, economics, philosophy, and history; telling us how Dudeness molded modern thinking. I dig the work, fabulous stuff, man.
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