Monday, September 08, 2008

The Biker Read Hegel -

"'Zen and Now' details Pirsig's struggle to get his tale on paper and finally published. While he was pounding out the 200,000-word fictionalized memoir, his family was falling apart. Chris and his younger brother got into scrapes with drugs and the law. Pirsig's wife threw him out, then took him back. Pirsig later said: 'Writing this book was a compulsive act and whoever stood in the way of it was going to get hurt.' The marriage survived for only a short while after the book's success."

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