THE GREAT FAILURE: A Bartender, a Monk, and My Unlikely Path to Truth.
Edition: First printing.
New York: HarperSanFrancisco / Harper Collins, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A "wry, nimble memoir, Natalie Goldberg candidly depicts her father Ben, an old-fashioned man's man who knew no boundaries - a trait that is at once his greatest strength and most profound weakness. In capturing the essence of this larger than life Jewish bartender, she reveals the intricacies of a precarious father-daughter relationship. The tenuous relationship with her father leads her in many directions and ultimately to Dainin Katagiri Roshi, a dynamic, celebrated Zen Master. In light of an eye-opening discovery that shakes her ideal of this beloved teacher, Goldberg revisits the many years of loyal practice under Roshi's guidance. Elegantly weaving these tales together, this story is finally a search for truth." SIGNED on the title page with a drawing of a heart. 192 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0733993.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)