The Great Failure
A Bartender, a Monk, and My Unlikely Path to Truth
ISBN10: 0060733993 ISBN13: 9780060733995 Publisher: Harper San Francisco Published: Sep 1 2004 Pages: 192 Weight: 0.76lbs. Height: 8.75" Width: 5.75" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
The ordained Zen Buddhist author of Writing Down the Bones describes her precarious relationships with her old-school father and her Zen teacher, both of whom betrayed her, in a personal account that explores how truth can be gleaned in the face of failure and disappointment. 40,000 first printing.