Welcome

Welcome to the web site of Zen and Now, intended to provide some background and context to my book, Zen and Now - On the trail of Robert Pirsig and the art of motorcycle maintenance, published by Knopf.

It's a book that tells of how I tuned up my old motorbike and became a "Pirsig Pilgrim," following the famous literary journey that Robert Pirsig and his son Chris took in 1968 from Minneapolis to San Francisco. Look inside these online pages for new, chapter-by-chapter photographs from my journey, and for photographs from the Pirsigs' journey, too.

If you want to write to me, go to the contact page; if you want to come see me on tour somewhere, check the news page to find out where I am.


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Chapter 1

Download and read the first chapter of Zen & Now: On the Trail of Robert Pirsig and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Chapter 1 - Minnesota

About the Author

Mark Richardson, now 46 and married with two young sons, is the editor of the Wheels section of the Toronto Star newspaper.

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Contact

Write to me at mark@zenandnow.org

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