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New Book Release!

Four Men Shaking : Searching For Sanity with Samuel Beckett, Norman Mailer, and My Perfect Zen Teacher

“Shainberg has done the impossible: taken three entirely different lives and woven them together so they form a fourth—an honest, wide-eyed but sage narrator who can both thumb-wrestle and meditate. The book combines humor and wisdom in an original and totally engaging narrative.”

—John Skoyles, author of A Moveable Famine and Secret Frequencies: A New York Education

 



Author of three novels and a memoir: One on OneMemories of Amnesia and Crust -- and the non-fiction books, Brain Surgeon: An Intimate View of His World, Ambivalent Zen, and the recently released memoir, Four Men Shaking: Searching For Sanity With Samuel Beckett, Norman Mailer, And My Perfect Zen Teacher

Fiction and journalism have appeared in Esquire, Harpers, Tricycle and The New York Times Magazine. Recipient of a Pushcart Prize for a monograph on Samuel Beckett, published in the Paris Review. 

Exorcising Beckett - Paris Review

Finding 'The Zone' -  New York Times

The violence of 'just sitting' -   New York Times

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LARRY SHAINBERG reading from his new book, Four Men Shaking, subtitle: Searching For Sanity With Samuel Beckett, Norman Mailer, And My Perfect Zen Teacher

  September 15, 2018, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of New York Zendo Shobo-ji