The Great Failure: My Unexpected Path to Truth (Paperback)

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One of America's favorite teachers, Natalie Goldberg has inspired millions to write as a way to develop an intimate relationship with their minds and a greater understanding of the world in which they live. Now, through this honest and wry exploration of her own life, Goldberg puts her teachings to work.

About the Author

Natalie Goldberg is the author of ten books, including Writing Down the Bones, which has sold over one million copies and has been translated into twelve languages. She has also written the beloved Long Quiet Highway: Waking Up in America, a memoir about her Zen teacher. For the last thirty years she has practiced Zen and taught seminars in writing as a spiritual practice. She lives in northern New Mexico.

Praise For…

“Teaching by example, Natalie Goldberg has written a brave and turbulent memoir that is by turns luminous and gritty.”
— Julia Cameron, author of The Artist's Way

“A searingly honest memoir. I read it and immediately started again.”
— Laura Davis, author of The Courage to Heal and I Thought We'd Never Speak Again

“Natalie writes with Zen-like clarity and heartful depth of feeling in an account that is bravely honest.”
— Joseph Goldstein, author of One Dharma

Goldberg has taken readers into her world of raw feeling, real experience, and broad awareness...the path toward better understanding.
— Booklist

“Wonderful, focused and thought-provoking.”
— The Oregonian (Portland)

The Great Failure is an important book – important because it is true.
— New Mexico Magazine

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060816124
ISBN-10: 0060816120
Publisher: HarperOne
Publication Date: October 4th, 2005
Pages: 224
Language: English