- Hardcover: 336 pages
- Publisher: Rodale Books; First U.S. Edition edition (April 26, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1609611586
- ISBN-13: 978-1609611583
- Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 1.1 x 8.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 56 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,562,006 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Teach Us to Sit Still: A Skeptic's Search for Health and Healing Hardcover – April 26, 2011
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About the Author
TIM PARKS is the author of novels, nonfiction, and essays. He has won the Somerset Maugham, Betty Trask, and Llewellyn Rhys awards and been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. His works include Destiny, Europa, Dreams of Rivers and Seas, Italian Neighbors, An Italian Education, and A Season with Verona.
Top customer reviews
The story has numerous references to classic and modern books by famous writers. Parks weaves their stories into his own quest for answers and understanding. For anyone with an interest in literature and reading, these reflections are both well written and highly relevant. This really is NOT a book on meditation, however Parks shows how meditation helped him get rid of many of the symptoms through a rather heroic undertaking where he left no stone unturned.
Being a fellow sufferer of CPPS (chronic pelvic pain syndrome), Tim Parks' book has given me many interesting ideas on how to continue the search for knowledge and insight. It is a difficult condition which has been largely ignored by doctors and researchers. Yet is is a crippling problem which cause a lot of agony for many people. Tim Parks argues, through exposure, that one reason why scientists struggle with identifying the underlying causes for CPPS is that it is mostly a symptomatic affliction which may be better understood if we look to our own way of handling life's many problems.
If you do not suffer from CPPS the book may not be immediately relevant. Still, it is an excellent story told by a master storyteller.