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Book Review

Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance : an inquiry into values


I read Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance for help with a speech that I once gave to incoming freshmen, urging them to choose and develop a skill, a sport, and a passion. Robert Pirsig's title is several books in one: the story of a cross-country motorcycle trip, a narrative of a personal struggle, a philosophical inquiry into the nature of quality, and a handbook on the skills and concepts required to maintain a motorcycle.

By Andrew Woolley
Submitted: September 25, 2009