The Gods Drink Whiskey: Stumbling Toward Enlightenment in the Land of the Tattered Buddha

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9780060723958: The Gods Drink Whiskey: Stumbling Toward Enlightenment in the Land of the Tattered Buddha

Buddhism, Booze, and the Four Noble Truths.

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"Gods is a raw, heartbreaking confluence of religion and adventure rarely encountered in works of nonfiction these days."--Shambhala Sun

"Candid, funny, and insightful . . . an enjoyable read for both the practicing Buddhist and the casual seeker."--Beliefnet.com

"This may be an account of the ultimate intellectual hippie road trip."--Dallas Morning News

"A must-read for anyone with spiritual stirrings who finds organized religion wanting and Buddhism, American-style, deeply flawed."--Seattle Times

"Intense and revelatory . . . an electrifying and frank mix of hair-rising anecdotes and expert analysis."--Booklist

Intense and revelatory . . . an electrifying and frank mix of hair-rising anecdotes and expert analysis. --Booklist"

This may be an account of the ultimate intellectual hippie road trip. --Dallas Morning News"

Gods is a raw, heartbreaking confluence of religion and adventure rarely encountered in works of nonfiction these days. --Shambhala Sun"

Candid, funny, and insightful . . . an enjoyable read for both the practicing Buddhist and the casual seeker. --Beliefnet.com"

A must-read for anyone with spiritual stirrings who finds organized religion wanting and Buddhism, American-style, deeply flawed. --Seattle Times"

About the Author:

Stephen T. Asma is a professor of Buddhism at Columbia College in Chicago, Illinois. He is the author of the illustrated, bestselling Buddha for Beginners and the highly acclaimed Stuffed Animals and Pickled Heads: The Culture and Evolution of Natural History Museums.

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