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Four Men, Shaking


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From Pushcart Prize-winning author Lawrence Shainberg, a funny and powerful memoir about literary friendships, writing, and Zen practice.

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Lawrence Shainberg is the author of the celebrated Zen memoir Ambivalent Zen as well as the nonfiction book Brain Surgeon- An Intimate View of His World. He has published three novels--Crust, One on One, and Memories of Amnesia--and his fiction and journalism have appeared in Esquire, Harper's Magazine, Tricycle, and The New York Times Magazine. He is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize for a monograph on Samuel Beckett, published in The Paris Review.


"Shainberg's enlightening memoir about three transformative relationships is accessible, deceptively simple, and wise." -Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Four Men Shaking felt to this reader a deeply necessary utterance, one effortlessly delivered after decades of rigorous preparation. By the time I finished it I was a fifth man shaking, and with gratitude."-Jonathan Lethem, author of Motherless Brooklyn

"Brilliant. And very moving."-Mark Epstein MD, author of Advice Not Given: A Guide to Getting Over Yourself

"Where else can you find penetrating insights into the creative and spiritual complexities of daily life alongside no-holds-barred conversations involving literary icons Samuel Beckett and Norman Mailer? Four Men Shaking is engaging from beginning to end, and beyond."-Rudolph Wurlitzer, author of The Drop Edge of Yonder and Hard Travel to Sacred Places

"Shainberg has done the impossible: taken three entirely different lives and woven them together so they form a fourth-an honest, wide-eyed but sage narrator who can both thumb-wrestle and meditate. The book combines humor and wisdom in an original and totally engaging narrative. I read it with full pleasure."-John Skoyles, author of A Moveable Famine and Secret Frequencies

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