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The Great Spring by Natalie Goldberg
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Feb 14, 2017 | ISBN 9781611804072

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“Natalie Goldberg is one of the world’s most beloved writing teachers, a mentor who has inspired millions to take up the pen and write. Here, in The Great Spring, a collection of her best short essays on food, family, writing, painting, meditation, travel, love, loss, death and enlightenment, she follows her own sage counsel, writing her way toward an understanding of what it is to be fully alive.”
—Ruth Ozeki, author of A Tale for the Time Being

“No one writes about Zen and writing and being human with more honesty, verve, and punch than Natalie Goldberg. Now in the fullness of her Great Spring, she tells, with more vividness and wisdom than ever before, stories from her life illuminated by the Zen teachings and practice that have informed it. I promise you will be, as I was, enthralled from the first page to the last. This may be her best book yet!”
—Zoketsu Norman Fischer, author of Experience and What is Zen

The Great Spring is a book about writing, about meditating, about traveling, about wondering and wandering, asking essential questions, searching for answers and yielding delightful and pertinent revelations. Only Natalie Goldberg can make this all come together with her patented clear and powerful prose.”
—Lee Gutkind, editor of Creative Nonfiction magazine and author of You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

“Goldberg writes observantly, with a direct simplicity. She gently catches your eye while piercing the soul. To read her is to invite your own transformation.”
—Jonathan Odell, author of Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League

“At times rhapsodic at others profound, Natalie Goldberg delivers her heart in The Great Spring. She’s courageous to bring us this great ride through her life.”
—David Chadwick, author of Crooked Cucumber

The Great Spring is a wonderful jaunt through a woman’s life.  What a solace it is to know there is a smart, stubborn, outspoken human being in the world who is obsessed with figuring it all out. After reading Natalie Goldberg’s The Great Spring, I felt a stirring; something curious, nostalgic, and something I’d sorely missed: There is hope for all of us.”
—Tom Spanbauer, author of I Loved You More

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