Richard Bach





Richard Bach

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born
in Oak Park, IL, The United States
June 23, 1936

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Richard David Bach is widely known as the author of the hugely popular 1970s best-sellers Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Illusions, The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah and others. His books espouse his philosophy that our apparent physical limits and mortality are merely appearance. He claims to be a direct descendant of Johann Sebastian Bach. He is noted for his love of flying and for his books related to air flight and flying in a metaphorical context. He has pursued flying as a hobby since the age of 17.

He's been married three times (divorced twice) and had six children by his first wife.


Average rating: 3.84 · 163,310 ratings · 5,854 reviews · 42 distinct works · Similar authors
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 102,790 ratings — published 1970 — 194 editions
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Illusions: The Adventures o...
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 34,364 ratings — published 1977 — 72 editions
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One
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 8,020 ratings — published 1988 — 39 editions
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The Bridge Across Forever: ...
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 6,996 ratings — published 1982 — 39 editions
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There's No Such Place as Fa...
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 2,262 ratings — published 1976 — 32 editions
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Messiah's Handbook: Reminde...
4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 1,272 ratings — published 2004 — 11 editions
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Running from Safety: An Adv...
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 1,380 ratings — published 1994 — 30 editions
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A Gift Of Wings
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 1,307 ratings — published 1974 — 32 editions
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Biplane
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3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 1,225 ratings — published 1966 — 18 editions
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Stranger to the Ground
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3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 801 ratings — published 1963 — 18 editions
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“Can miles truly separate you from friends... If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there?”
Richard Bach

“Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.”
Richard Bach

“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.”
Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

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