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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

An Inquiry into Values

Robert M Pirsig

Robert M. Pirsig's Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is an examination of how we live, a meditation on how to live better set around the narration of a summer motorcycle trip across America's Northwest, undertaken by a father & his young son....
Publish Date
April 25
First Published in 1974
Goodreads rating
Sep 09, 2016
One of the few novels I’ve ever read twice (though it’s been about 20 years, so it might be time for a reread). A philosophy book in the form of a novel that has very little to do with motorcycle maintenance. Instead, it has a lot to do with the elusive aspects of “quality,” and the importance of attitude in your approach to life.      source
Feb 06, 2017
Yeah. Game changer. At in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. Great book for other reasons too.      source
One of the most important books in the world to focus on quality than inequality, learning to find art in anything, deeply, deeply brilliant, philosophical book.      source
Dec 19, 2018
@tallcoachcd @amurshak I read Crawford's book after reading Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance for the first time--the two in combination are an extraordinary voyage into the nature of work, value, and values.      source
Inspired my cultivation of dynamic quality as a way of life.      source