Man Seeks God

Man Seeks God : My Flirtations with the Divine

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After a health scare leaves him reeling, Eric Weiner-an atheist by default-sets out on a worldwide search for an experience of the divine. Propelled by the confrontation with his own mortality and questions about the best way to raise his daughter, Weiner travels to Nepal, where he meditates with Tibetan lamas and a guy named Wayne; to Turkey, where he whirls (poorly) with Sufi dervishes; to China where he attempts to unblock his chi; to Israel where he studies Kabbalah, sans Madonna; and to Las Vegas, where he has a close encounter with Raelians (followers of the world's largest UFO-based religion).

Weiner's journey takes place at a time when more Americans than ever-nearly one in three-are choosing a new faith. At each stop along the way, Weiner tackles our most pressing spiritual questions: Where do we come from? What happens when we die? How should we live our lives? Why do socks abscond? With his trademark wit and warmth, Weiner leaves no stone unturned.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio | 1 pages
  • 134 x 146 x 39mm | 292g
  • Hachette Audio
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 1611139813
  • 9781611139815

Review quote

"Writing about spirituality is fraught with ironies: Isn't the divine supposed to be beyond words? How to describe the inner landscape without sounding insane or precious? Eric Weiner's quirky religion-hopping travelogue, MAN SEEKS GOD actually embraces these pitfalls, while poking good-natured fun at the genre.... a refreshing departure from more weighty spiritual tomes."
--San Francisco Chronicle
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About Eric Weiner

Eric Weiner is author of The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World. A New York Times Bestseller, it has been translated into 16 languages. Weiner, a former correspondent for NPR and the New York Times, has written stories from more than three dozen countries. His work has appeared in the New Republic, International Herald Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Foreign Policy, The New York Times Magazine, and the anthology, Best American Travel Writing. He writes a regular column for the literary travel website, worldhum.com.
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