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Short Synopsis
The only thing certain about a journey is that it has a beginning and an end—for you never know what may happen along the way. And so it is with Breakfast with Buddha, a journey into the minds and souls of two very different men—one of them in search of the truth, the other a man who may have already found it.

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When his sister tricks him into taking her guru on a trip to their childhood home, Otto Ringling, a confirmed skeptic, is not amused. Six days on the road with an enigmatic holy man who answers every question with a riddle is not what he'd planned. But in an effort to westernize his passenger—and amuse himself—he decides to show the monk some "American fun" along the way. From a chocolate factory in Hershey to a bowling alley in South Bend, from a Cubs game at Wrigley field to his family farm near Bismarck, Otto is given the remarkable opportunity to see his world—and more important, his life—through someone else's eyes. Gradually, skepticism yields to amazement as he realizes that his companion might just be the real thing.

In Roland Merullo's masterful hands, Otto tells his story with all the wonder, bemusement, and wry humor of a man who unwittingly finds what he's missing in the most unexpected place.

"The skillful Merullo, using the lightest of touches, slowly turns this low-key comedy into a moving story of spiritual awakening." ---Booklist

"Enlightenment meets On the Road in this witty, insightful novel." ---The Boston Sunday Globe

"A wonderful, heartfelt novel that frequently surprises as we're lulled by the sights and sounds of the open road." ---Providence Journal

Breakfast with Buddha

A Novel

Author Roland Merullo

Narrated by Sean Runnette

Publication date Apr 26, 2011

Running time 10 hrs

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