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The Man in the Empty Boat

Mark Salzman

From the author of Iron & Silk comes a moving memoir of love and family, loss and spiritual yearning Anxiety has always been part of Mark Salzman’s life: He was born into a family as nervous as rabbits, people with extra angst coded into their genes. As a young man he found solace through martial arts, meditation, tai chi, and rigorous writing schedules, but as he approaches midlife, he confronts a year of catastrophe. First, Salzman suffers a crippling case of writer’s block; then a sudden family tragedy throws his life into chaos. Overwhelmed by terrifying panic attacks, the author begins a search for equanimity that ultimately leads to an epiphany from a most unexpected source. The Man in the Empty Boat is a witty and touching account of a skeptic’s spiritual quest, a story of one man’s journey to find peace as a father, a writer, and an individual.

From the author of Iron & Silk comes a moving memoir of love and family, loss and spiritual yearning Anxiety has always been part of Mark Salzman’s life: He was born into a family as nervous as rabbits, people with extra angst coded into their genes. As a young man he found solace through martial arts, meditation, tai chi, and rigorous writing schedules, but as he approaches midlife, he confronts a year of catastrophe. First, Salzman suffers a crippling case of writer’s block; then a sudden family tragedy throws his life into chaos. Overwhelmed by terrifying panic attacks, the author begins a search for equanimity that ultimately leads to an epiphany from a most unexpected source. The Man in the Empty Boat is a witty and touching account of a skeptic’s spiritual quest, a story of one man’s journey to find peace as a father, a writer, and an individual.
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From the author of Iron & Silk comes a moving memoir of love and family, loss and spiritual yearning Anxiety has always been part of Mark Salzman’s life: He was born into a family as nervous as rabbits, people with extra angst coded into their genes. As a young man he found solace through martial arts, meditation, tai chi, and rigorous writing schedules, but as he approaches midlife, he confronts a year of catastrophe. First, Salzman suffers a crippling case of writer’s block; then a sudden family tragedy throws his life into chaos. Overwhelmed by terrifying panic attacks, the author begins a search for equanimity that ultimately leads to an epiphany from a most unexpected source. The Man in the Empty Boat is a witty and touching account of a skeptic’s spiritual quest, a story of one man’s journey to find peace as a father, a writer, and an individual.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Holter Graham

Length:

5h 15m


Chapters

Free Sample

02:55

Introduction
Introduction

00:39


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:57


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:12


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:39


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:55


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

16:10


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:45


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:37


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

12:37


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

28:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

11:32


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

12:43


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

15:15


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

27:10


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

22:31


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:05


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:02


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:17


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:36


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

16:53


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:09


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

12:13


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

11:15


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

25:36


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:35


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:16