It has been forty years since Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance was first published. Since then, it’s sold millions of copies around the world and become a modern — and influential — classic. ‘Zen’ is, at its core, about our human and cultural relationships with technology. Part travelogue, part philosophic inquiry and part personal memoir, it is so multi-layered and significant that for its fortieth anniversary, Mark Richardson re-traced the ride, on the same bike, and produced a thoughtful and powerfully enlightening look at the incredible life of the reclusive author, and at the kaleidescope of elements which make up this extraordinarily complicated work. Here for the first time is the stunningly compelling human story behind and within this classic. Read it to truly enjoy genius philosopher Robert Pirsig’s brilliant thinking and insights. This is an amazing, compelling book. By Mark Richardson. Hardbound, 6.5"×9.3", 288 pp., no illus.