Teach Us to Sit Still: A Skeptic's Search for Health and Healing

Teach Us to Sit Still: A Skeptic's Search for Health and Healing


By (author) Tim Parks

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  • Publisher: RODALE PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 322 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 206mm x 23mm | 408g
  • Publication date: 3 July 2012
  • ISBN 10: 1609614488
  • ISBN 13: 9781609614485
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: illustrations
  • Sales rank: 118,067

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Teach Us to Sit Still by Tim Parks "Riveting . . . Parks' discoveries will fascinate not only writers but all citizens of an information age steeped in and propelled by language." "--The New Yorker ""[Tim Parks'] prose is mordantly funny, self-conscious but never self-pitying, worldly but introspective, attuned to the needs of a soul that he considers thoroughly material and mortal. The result is an absorbing, at times inspiring, narrative of spiritual growth.""--Publishers Weekly, "starred review

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TIM PARKS is the author of novels, nonfiction, and essays. He has won the Somerset Maugham, Betty Trask, and Llewellyn Rhys awards and been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. His works include "Destiny, Europa, Dreams of Rivers and Seas, Italian Neighbors, An Italian Education, "and "A Season with Verona."

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"A small triumph of narrative artistry, luxuriantly written and full of bone-dry humor." The Spectator "A searingly honest, viscerally vivid, darkly comic self-examination of the connections between writing, personality and health." David Lodge "A mystery story written with extraordinary nerve and eloquence...The result is harrowing, mordant, and unforgettable." David Shields