The Dude and the Zen Master
Jeff Bridges, Bernie Glassman
Table of Contents:
Introduction / Jeff Bridges -- Introduction / Bernie Glassman -- Just Throw the Fu**ing Ball, Man! -- 1. Sometimes You Eat the Bear, and Sometimes, Well, He Eats You -- 2. It's Down There Somewhere, Let Me Take Another Look -- 3. Dude, You're Being Very UnDude -- The Dude Abides and the Dude is Not in -- 4. Yeah, Well, Ya Know, That's Just Like, uh, Your Opinion, Man -- 5. Phone's Ringin', Dude -- 6. New Sh** Has Come to Light -- That Rug Really Tied the Room Together, Did It Not? -- 7. You Know, Dude, I Myself Dabbled in Pacifism at One Point. Not in 'Nam, Of Course -- 8. You Mean Coitus? -- 9. What Makes a Man, Mr. Lebowski? -- 10. What Do You Do, Mr. Lebowski? -- 11. Nothing's Fu**ed, Dude -- Enjoyin' My Coffee -- 12. Sorry, I Wasn't Listening -- 13. Strikes and Gutters, Ups and Downs -- 14. Some Burgers, Some Beers, a Few Laughs. Our Fu**ing Troubles Are Over, Dude -- 15. Say, Friend, Ya Got Any More of That Good Sarsaparilla? -- Acknowledgments.
A truly incredible book about two friends talking about the good life.- -- Huffington Post
Zen Master Bernie Glassman compares Jeff Bridges's iconic role in The Big Lebowski to a Lamed-Vavnik: one of the men in Jewish mysticism who are -simple and unassuming, - and -so good that on account of them God lets the world go on.- Jeff puts it another way. -The wonderful thing about the Dude is that he'd always rather hug it out than slug it out.-
For more than a decade, Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges and his Buddhist teacher, renowned Roshi Bernie Glassman, have been close friends. Inspiring and often hilarious, The Dude and the Zen Master captures their freewheeling dialogue and remarkable humanism in a book that reminds us of the importance of doing good in a difficult world.