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Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Buddhism by Gary Gach
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Jun 20, 2009

really liked it
Read in June, 2009

Obviously, a beginner's guide to Buddhism. The book is over 400 pages, so it is comprehensive enough for the reader to "get it." The author tries, sometimes successfully, sometimes not, to throw in the witticisms expected in the Dummies/Idiots books. There are too many sidebars for my taste and the author's personal experiences and advice are predictable. (The author walks down the streets of San Francisco hugging trees. Every day. I mean, when you read the book you will understand why he does this, but still . . .) Overall, I thought it was informative and a good first step (or first stop) if you want a good overall picture of what Buddhism is all about.
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