Holds are rising on The Dude and the Zen Master, (Penguin/Blue Rider). Co-author, and Dude, Jeff Bridges has ready access to the media, of course, and has appeared on dozens of shows to promote the book. Most of the interviews, including the Today Show‘s with Bridges and co-author, Zen Master Bernie Glassman, lend credence to Kirkus‘s comment that the book “borders on self-parody.”

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A review on NPR’s All Things Considered last night, however,  gives the book much more credit, calling it a “delightful, whimsical little text with a very serious intention.”

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