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Zen and the Birds of Appetite by Thomas Merton
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Aug 19, 2009

it was ok
Read in October, 2009

I think Merton was far above me in intelligence and obviously also had training in philosophy which I have not. That said, I still plod through some of his writings because they still contain some pearls of wisdom even ignorant ones like me can use. However, it is work! So if someone asked me to recommend one of Merton's books, I'd probably steer clear of this one. "No Man is an Island" would be a better choice, but also not easy to read and sometimes aimed at the monk's life rather than life in general.
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