The Adventures of Rudi the Rational Man

The Adventures of Rudi the Rational Man

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After losing his job in a donut bakery, Rudi sleeps, wakes, and dreams in the quiet of his apartment, waiting each day for the mail to arrive. A chance meeting at the unemployment office leads to a conversation about meaning with an immigrant mute and to a fateful visit from the strangely attractive but obviously troubled Rhonda Lingo. Restless and unfulfilled, Rudi leaves his city and spends time in exile in foreign parts, but eventually returns and finds work in a small muffin bakery, his only co-worker a possibly homicidal dropout from a PhD program in philosophy. Then, in an urban convenience store, he has another fateful meeting. Described by the author as a thinly disguised erratalieography and considered to be one of the central works of denuded centripetal philology, The Rational Man tells a universal story of a man struggling to find his way amidst the fundamental mysteries of how to live in the world.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 190 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 10.92mm | 344.73g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514628090
  • 9781514628096

About Michael Witbeck

About Rudi Rudi was born in Southern California sometime in the last century. His birth certificate, if a person could find it, might show that his mother's name was S. Bachelard, with his father's name listed simply as "Ed." Rudi left high school at the age of seventeen and later worked for several years in a bakery, working mostly on do-nuts. His subsequent history is obscure, but apparently he spent some indeterminate period in Spain. Rudi eventually reappeared in SoCal and is known to have been working in a muffin bakery in 2001. He and Rhonda have since disappeared. About the Author Michael Witbeck is a writer and educator who currently lives in Oregon, having spent a number of years abroad, including stints in Slovakia, Japan, Spain, Yemen, Turkey and Cyprus. Many of these places are described in his first book Auto Biography: A Life in the Age of the Automobile. Wherever he is, Michael likes to drive. One of his cars is the subject of another book: Confessions of a Jaguar Owner: a practical, ethical and metaphysical guide. Michael's other car is a Toyota Corolla originally purchased by his mother in Ogden, Utah in 1989. Michael has been obsessed with pens, inks, written words and old stationery since his early teens. He has a Creative Writing degree from the University of Utah and a graduate certificate in English language teaching from UCLA. His book Popayan Diary describes an extended stay in Colombia in 2014. Both Popayan Diary and Confessions of a Jaguar Owner are available from Amazon as well as from the author's website: MichaelWitbeck.comshow more