Yoga for People Who Can't Be Bothered to Do It by Geoff Dyer

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This isn’t a self-help book; it’s a book about how Geoff Dyer could do with a little help. In mordantly funny and thought-provoking prose, the author of Out of Sheer Rage describes a life most of us would love to live—and how that life frustrates and aggravates him.

As he travels from Amsterdam to Cambodia, Rome to Indonesia, Libya to Burning Man in the Black Rock Desert, Dyer flounders about in a sea of grievances, with fleeting moments of transcendental calm his only reward for living in a perpetual state of motion. But even as he recounts his side-splitting misadventures in each of these locales, Dyer is always able to sneak up and surprise you with insight into much more serious matters. Brilliantly riffing off our expectations of external and internal journeys, Dyer welcomes the reader as a companion, a fellow perambulator in search of something and nothing at the same time.


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About Geoff Dyer

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Geoff Dyer is the author of four novels (most recently Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi); a critical study of John Berger; a collection of essays, Otherwise Known as the Human Condition; and five highly original nonfiction books, including But Beautiful, which was awarded the Somerset Maugham Prize, and Out of Sheer Rage, a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. He lives in London.
 
Published December 18, 2007 by Vintage. 272 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Travel, Law & Philosophy, Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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While Dyer may feel he is swimming in custard, his descriptions of his days afloat in foreign landscapes are a compression of jolts that will stir his audience, elementally and disturbingly.

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For all his professed loneliness, he spends plenty of time with women and friends, in amusement and openness, whether it be trying to calm a date who gets royally spooked by the power of his “skunk,” or the clarity enjoyed in Amsterdam when he “unblocked all sorts of café chakras and was experien...

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The Guardian

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Yoga For People Who Can't Be Bothered To Do It by Geoff Dyer Abacus £10.99, pp235 Before you assume the lotus position, it is probably worth mentioning that Yoga For People Who Can't Be Bothered To Do It has nothing to do with yoga.

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"In a way", he says of a litany of dreamily faraway places, "they're all the same place - the same landscape - because the person these things happened to was the same person who in turn is the sum of all the things that happened or didn't happen in these and other places."

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Entertainment Weekly

Originally posted Jan 10, 2003 Published in issue #690 Jan 10, 2003 Order article reprints

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London Review of Books

And it was in Brixton, in the 1980s, that this dream first came true.’ This fixation with a ‘slightly archaic idea of bohemia’ seems to have arrested his development as a novelist.

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ReadySteadyBook

Anyone who's stayed up late to watch a heavyweight boxing match on the back of a week's hype in the press will know how I felt after reading Geoff Dyer's latest book.

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