The Man in the Empty Boat Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Anxiety has always been part of Mark Salzman’s life: He was born into a family as nervous as rabbits, people with extra angst coded into their genes. As a young man he found solace through martial arts, meditation, tai chi, and rigorous writing schedules, but as he approaches midlife, he confronts a year of catastrophe. First, Salzman suffers a crippling case of writer’s block; then a sudden family tragedy throws his life into chaos. Overwhelmed by terrifying panic attacks, the author begins a search for equanimity that ultimately leads to an epiphany from a most unexpected source.
The Man in the Empty Boat is a witty and touching account of a skeptic’s spiritual quest, a story of one man’s journey to find peace as a father, a writer, and an individual.
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|Listening Length||5 hours and 15 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||February 14, 2012|
|Publisher||Simon & Schuster Audio|
|Best Sellers Rank||
#225,151 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
#19,258 in Biographies & Memoirs (Audible Books & Originals)
#51,402 in Memoirs (Books)
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One of the best things about Mark's works is that he grapples with very human issues we can all relate to - growing older, trying to achieve those glorious high goals of youthful naivete, inevitably failing, and getting up to try again. My only wish for this book would be for it to be longer ... that and Godspeed on whatever writing project Mark is currently involved in.
This book deserves a wide audience. Especially recommended to memoir enthusiasts with an interest in the writing process.
several philosophical and spiritual questions. These include free will vs. determinism,
western vs. eastern religious traditions, and also discusses several Buddhist concepts
in a manner that the reader becomes aware of their "practical" aspects. In my view
it makes a great companion piece to Sam Harris's book "Free Will". I would also
suggest that readers read this book in it's entirety to get where the writer wants
to take them. I look forward to more of Salzman and hope his writer's block
is behind him.