Matthieu ricard trained as a molecular biologist, working in the lab of a nobel prize—winning scientist, but when he read some buddhist philosophy, he became drawn to buddhism. eventually he left his life in science to study with tibetan teachers, and he is now a buddhist monk and translator for the dalai lama, living in the shechen monastery near kathmandu in nepal. trinh thuan was born into a buddhist family in vietnam but became intrigued by the explosion of discoveries in astronomy during the 1960s. he made his way to
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Bathed in the warm clarity of the summer sun in provence, marcel pagnol's childhood memories celebrate a time of rare beauty and delight.called by jean renoir "the leading film artist of his age," pagnol is best known for such films as the baker's wife, harvest, fanny, and topaze, as well as the screen adaptations of his novels jean de florette and manon of the springs (north point, 1988). but he never forgot the magic of his provencal childhood, and when he set his memories to paper late in life the
A deliciously funny, delectably shocking banquet of wild-but-true tales of life in the culinary trade from chef anthony bourdain, laying out his more than a quarter-century of drugs, sex, and haute cuisine—now with all-new, never-before-published material.new york chef tony bourdain gives away secrets of the trade in his wickedly funny, inspiring memoir/expose. kitchen confidential reveals what bourdain calls "twenty-five years of sex, drugs, bad behavior and haute cuisine."