From the author of the enduring classic "Crazy Wisdom" comes a chronicle of the trip down the spiritual path from West to East and back again.From the author of the enduring classic "Crazy Wisdom" comes a chronicle of the trip down the spiritual path from West to East and back again.Read Less
Very Good. Slight shelf wear on glossy orange dustjacket, library stamps on edge & endpage. "From Publishers Weekly\nWho doesn't love a good flashback? Baby boomers in particular will enjoy this wry, hip, fast, breezy account by journalist and alternative radio newsman Nisker (Crazy Wisdom; Buddha's Nature). A Nebraska-born Jew, Nisker has practiced Buddhism for decades, but he could be also be a poster child for the multitude of religious and spiritual journeys through the American landscape. Anchored for many years in San Francisco with a long-running radio show, Nisker had the entree and opportunities to experience intensely the rolling panoply of American religion. Through a highly personalized lens he tracks, among other topics, the beat poets, hippies, global travel, Eastern meditation, New Age methods, scientific frontiers, eco-spirituality, men's spirituality, Gandhian economics and the current state of political affairs. From moving through the marijuana mist at the Monterey Pop Festival to viewing the neon "Om" sign at sunset at Swami Muktananda's Bombay ashram to conversing one-on-one with the Dalai Lama before he won the Nobel Peace Prize, Nisker seems to have been everywhere when something cool or significant was happening. The sweetness in his journey is in the optimism stamped throughout this passport to times gone by and times to come. This is a good read for anyone interested in pop culture, but for boomers who want to look in the rear view mirror for a clearer glimpse of what's ahead, Nisker's romp is a tender triumph. \nCopyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc. \n\nFrom Booklist\nIt might seem as though enough ink has been spent on parsing the boomer quest for enlightenment, but the story of the sixties and seventies is complex and significant, and Nisker adds both wit and wisdom to coverage of that heady time in a free-associative blend of vivid memoir and smart and spiky interpretation. A born outsider as the only Jewish kid in a small Nebraska town, Nisker begin his search for connection and meaning early, finding his way to Kerouac, Buddhism, India, and San Francisco, where he became a socially conscious radio newscaster with attitude and flair. Nisker's anecdotal account feels casual, but he actually delves deeply into the psychological and spiritual ramifications of the radical changes that have occurred on the boomer generation's watch, from the nuclear arms race to the shocking extinction rate of 27, 000 species a year to global corporatism. What to make of it all? Nisker, a Buddhist whose previous books include Crazy Wisdom (1998), finds that meditation and humor help put it all into perspective. Donna Seaman\nCopyright? American Library Association. All rights reserved.
AUTHOR SIGNED. New in very good dust jacket. Signed by author. This is a NEW conditiion hb w/a VG ++ dj-fading to dj spine, light wear. Photograph is ACCURATE for this listing. 5 3/4 x 8 1/2", 15 Chapters + Epilogue. 204 p. Signed by the author on the title page. Cover price, $24.95 US/$38.95 CAN
Near Fine in dust jacket, bottom of spine bumped. 8.3 x 5.8 x 0.9 inches. Signed. How did a nice Jewish boy from Nebraska become a Buddhist in California? Signed and inscribed by the author on the title page, `Make some news of your own-Scoop'
Fine in fine dust jacket. SIGNED/inscribed 'Make some good news of your own' by author on title page (no personalization). 1st edition, 1st printing, complete number line. As new, looks unread. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 224 p. Audience: General/trade. Nisker is an author, radio commentator, comedian, and Buddhist meditation instructor. Nisker is a longtime fixture on San Francisco radio station KFOG. He has become well known for the catchphrase, 'If you don't like the news...go out and make some of your own'. He is the author of a book by that name as well as 'Crazy Wisdom Saves the World Again! : Handbook for a Spiritual Revolution' and 'The Big Bang, The Buddha, and the Baby Boom: The Spiritual Experiments of My Generation'. Where possible, all books come with dust jacket in a protective mylar sleeve, sealed in a ziplock bag, wrapped in bubble wrap, shipped in a box.
INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR. First Ed; First Printing indicated. Very Near Fine in Very Near Fine DJ: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use. Book shows small, faint smudge at top edge rear panel; else flawless; binding square and secure; text clean. DJ shows barely discernible rubbing; else flawless; price unclipped; mylar-protected. Overall, very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 204pp. Hardback with DJ. Wes "Scoop" Nisker, a self-professed Buddhist traces the spiritual history of a generation from the questioning of our parents values to living under the current George W. Bush conservative climate. He cover the beatniks, hippies, drugs, the importance of music, the disillusionment with the sixties, the turn towards introspection and fascination with eastern philosophies, the "me" decade of the eighties and the subsequent current apathy. This is a fine documentation of a unique generation that grew up during a time of unprecedented prosperity and had trouble figuring out what to do with it. The author is not only a witness to this process but is also a participant and shares many personal stories from each many eras. As a former disk jockey from the once very progressive San Francisco KSAN radio station, he met and interacted with key players who influenced this generation like Allen Watts. He is also honest enough to write about his own doubts, misgivings and personal confusion, which is symbolic of this generation.
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