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Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books; Reissue edition (May 12, 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345353501
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345353504
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #541,532 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By "rush3671@aol.com" on September 22, 2000
Format: Paperback
This book vividly achieves something it probably never intended to do: offer the simplest, clearest explanation of Zen philosophy that I've read yet. While other authors overexert themselves in hopelessly convoluted terms and impenetrable analogies to try to explain the essence of Zen to their readers, Berger lays out its meaning in understandble terms by applying the principles of Zen to something that all of us can relate to--driving. And by not even trying to exlpain Zen at all, he does a masterful job--a true example of wu-wei in action!
Oh, and observing the practice in this book would make for roadways with a lot less stress and "road rage." These principles behind the wheel then can be easily applied to other apsects of life, thus creating not just more mindful drivers but a more mindful society as a whole.
A quick, entertaining and enlightening read.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Craig Clarke VINE VOICE on May 15, 2001
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Such timeliness for a book first published a dozen years ago! This should be handed out in Drivers' Ed courses across the country. The premise is simple: stay aware of your surroundings, don't let expectations distract you, and enjoy the ride. Stop thinking about driving and just drive. Sound advice in all aspects of life.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Chrissy the Stooges Woman on January 4, 2000
Format: Paperback
I read this over 10 years ago, when it was first published. At first glance I thought it was a joke, but there's actually some very sound, practical advice on how to keep your cool in traffic - and in this day and age of "road rage," it's more relevant than ever. And besides all that - it's very well written and just plain fun to read!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Tom Cat on January 2, 2005
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I concur with an earlier reviewer. This book will teach you about zen--not what it is, but how to embody it, which is what matters.

After applying the principles in this book to a 1,300-mile drive, I now see the possibilities of zen and meditation in all areas of life, not just driving. What I only understood intellectually before, I now feel in my body.

I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By HP66 on January 1, 2010
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I'll add my endorsement to this amusingly titled little book. Most people, myself included sometimes, allow themselves to simply become another passenger behind the controls. Many examples are given to inspire drivers on how to put their full concentration on the act of driving. The author tries to explain that the familiar neighborhood road we are on is not limited to our memory of it. At any moment something could appear "out of nowhere". If we drift into thoughts about our destination and what we're going to do there for example, rather than focus on the immediate situation before our eyes, we won't be ready to respond as fast and an avoidable collision will be likely. For the low price of a used book, it could pay for itself many times over.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Matt on April 4, 2013
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This moment is all there really is. Its where the rubber meets the road, where life is, no guilt, no blame. The rest is just thought. Zen driving is a simple to understand book that explains this fact and what to do with it. Its a good Karma generator, a shortcut to enlightenment, and a must read in my opinion.
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