i walked into a bookstore & signed three copies of my new book last week in so doing i'd like to now offer 2 books to all in the red room who wish to partake for free, (please don't refuse), thanks to interesting, unforseen turns of events. here's the story ———————————
this week's release from penguin is a completely updated, thoroughly revised third edition of my complete idiot's guide to buddhism. [the link here is to the media page; red room is media, right? ] AND i'm now more than happy to announce too that anyone who wishes to read the prior, second edition online for free, can do so at books.google.com:
PLUS if you search by my name, gary gach, and you'll find not only said complete idiot's guide to understanding buddhism second edition, (there's a link to it) but also my anthology ...
... what book!? ~~~ buddha poems from beat to hiphop (foreward by red room's own peter coyote) for a while out of print, but parallax has now brought back into print. (it won an american book award, i'm very proud to say)
so you have your option of free online reading, or inksmeared deadtree format ... what do you think!?
i've always wanted to bring out what's called "a dharma book" or two, free of the cash nexus (NFS = not for sale) etc —- simply to dedicate merit, let truth awaken truth, promulgate love —— and now books.google.com has enabled me to do so there are a few pages missing, but you can also search the books [google them] and also enlarge the size on your monitor (to larger than the book itself even) — do you read books there? — i've begun to (currently oparin on origins of life) ...
beyond that am more than glad to spotlight here the unique features of either or both books, and welcome comments, questions, criticism, etc — but the point also is that not only are there no authors without readers, but here in the red room we're all both readers AND authors (yay!)
may all beings be well
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