|Other Retailer||Price Checked Time||Their Price in AUD||Our Price|
|Amazon UK||2 days ago||33.56||$27.85||You save $5.71|
March 10th, 2009 will be a key date: it is the 50th anniversary of Tibetan Uprising Day, which marks the anniversary of the Dalai Lama's flight from Lhasa in 1959. On this day, the Dalai Lama will also deliver his annual state-of-the-nation address Pico Iyer enjoyed unprecedented access to the Dalai Lama over thirty yearsThe Open Road appeared on several bestseller lists across America
Pico Iyer is the author of six works of nonfiction and two novels. He has covered the Tibetan question for Time, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, and many other publications for more than twenty years. He has been traveling in and around Tibetan communities and the Himalayas for more than thirty years.
'Pico Iyer's exceptionally intimate portrait of the Dalai Lama takes us beyond global celebrity image and into a true private audience with a leader of tremendous complexity.' Elizabeth Gilbert, author of bestseller Eat, Pray, Love 'Pico Iyer delights, weaving with scintillating intelligence and evident fondness a spell-binding tale of the 14th Dalai Lama's uncanny power on the world stage ... This thoughtful, thought-provoking book will open readers' eyes. I couldn't put it down.' Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence 'The Open Road jumps cleverly between the Dalai Lama, the people around him and the community of exiled Tibetans based in Dharamsala.' The Sunday Times 'A thoughtful and beautifully written portrait ...[Pico Iyer does an] exemplary job of explaining the complex spiritual and political history that underpins the extraordinary institution that is the Dalai Lama, and illuminating the extraordinary man who presently occupies it.' Daily Telegraph