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Beachcombing at Miramar: The Quest for an Authentic Life

Beachcombing at Miramar: The Quest for an Authentic Life By Richard Bode Beachcombing at Miramar The Quest for an Authentic Life Bode went to a California beach to discover the truth about his life Contemplating the sea the shore tuning in to the rhythms of the tides he observed he experienced he remembers This book has the

  • Title: Beachcombing at Miramar: The Quest for an Authentic Life
  • Author: Richard Bode
  • ISBN: 9780446672764
  • Page: 462
  • Format: Paperback
  • Beachcombing at Miramar: The Quest for an Authentic Life By Richard Bode Bode went to a California beach to discover the truth about his life Contemplating the sea the shore, tuning in to the rhythms of the tides, he observed, he experienced, he remembers This book has the power, like the sea, to reshape our lives.
    Beachcombing at Miramar: The Quest for an Authentic Life By Richard Bode

    Beachcombing at Miramar The Quest for an Authentic Life Beachcombing at Miramar is a philosophical book about middle age issues and doing what you enjoy I found Richard Bode s books almost by mistake, having never heard of either before, but enjoyed both immensely I d recommend either to those who live Beachcombing at Miramar Bode, Richard Jul , . out of stars Beachcombing at Miramar Reviewed in the United States on November , Verified Purchase This thin volume could change your life, if you have what it takes Mostly, you ll need courage, the courage to shake off a lifetime of cultural conditionings that turn us from human beings into human doers and consumers And you ll Beachcombing at Miramar The Quest for an Authentic Life May , Beachcombing At Miramar is filled with unforgettable moments a funeral for drowned fishermen, birds at dusk, and constellations in the night. Beachcombing at Miramar The Quest for an Authentic Life Up to sh backJul , Beachcombing at Miramar The Quest for an Authentic Life by Richard Bode Paperback . Hardcover . Paperback . NOOK Book . View All Available Formats Editions Ship This Item Qualifies for Free Shipping Beachcombing at Miramar by Richard Bode, J Charles Read Buy Beachcombing at Miramar by Richard Bode, J Charles Read by online at Alibris We have new and used copies available, in editions starting at Shop now. Beachcombing at Miramar The Quest for an Authentic Life EDITING ANNOTATION FOR ISBN TITLE BEACHCOMBING AT MIRAMAR BY BODE RICHARD CIn this restful book about the companions we choose and the pace at which we live our lives Los Angeles Times , the bestselling author of First You Have to Row a Little Boat recounts his decision to leave an unfulfilling career and move to a small beach cottage.

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    1. Steffany Cartellone on said:

      I read this while hiking through the Grand Canyon Spent 3 nights down in the Canyon and then hauled my ass out and finished reading on the drive back to Iowa The pages are highlighted, underlined and torn I think I ve read this book 4 or 5 times I love it and love his words I read it at a time I needed it As the saying goes, Sometimes we don t pick books sometimes they pick us This is one of them for me.

    2. Earthwatchaddict on said:

      A friend of mine is on a quest for meaning in his life and doing a lot of reading In talking about books he might want to read, I remembered Richard Bode s First You Have To Row A Little Boat In looking for it, I discovered this gem It is a book that can be a very quick read but benefits from consciously slowing down and savoring it.

    3. Bartholomew Timm on said:

      A good read, insightful and thought provoking, but not nearly as good as First You Have To Row A Little Boat Written post divorce, there are depressing and self pitying moments which run counter to his quest for an authentic life Still, it was worth reading.

    4. David on said:

      If I were a writer, this is what I would write and how I would write it.

    5. Vicky Stanifer on said:

      I love this book I just finished reading it for the second time It reminds me of some of my favorite beaches, isolated places I love to be The book is calming and hopeful I don t agree with everything the author says, but that doesn t matter.

    6. Melissa on said:

      There are excellent points to reflect on in this book I feel many will find it personal then most in this genre.

    7. Timothy Schneider on said:

      I first read this book several years ago, but I picked it up again, well, mostly because I am a displaced waterman And since I am currently entrenched in this high and dry place, I have to experience the water vicariously much of the time However, what drew me to the author Richard Bode in the first place was the life lessons he shared in his classic book First You Have to Row a Little Boat So while it was the water that drew me back to this book, I found his musings on a life well lived, and ho [...]

    8. Jennifer Randall on said:

      A very zen approach to contemplating one s navel, but outdoors on the beach The patience it took to read this book, while Bode went through painstaking detail of everything that he happened upon on the shore was ample I was hoping it might be a soothing escape, but it instead felt like redundant exercises of pick a new adjective roulette He described himself so much as an artist, yet he never shared his artistry with us How much better the book may have been with photos or paintings from his di [...]

    9. Karen on said:

      Ok, leaving it all behind and living my days out walking on the beach is a dream for me so I loved this book Bode leaves a job from which he was deriving no personal satisfaction and a lackluster marriage to become a beachcomber He gets a beach house at Miramar Beach, California, and uses his time walking the beach and ruminating about sand dollars, jellyfish, and the mist and tide in his self described journey to the center of himself The days and nights of irregular and random beachcombing all [...]

    10. Rita Ciresi on said:

      I really liked this book, which concerns how the author left his former go go go life and his family to pursue a solitary life on the beach Although as some have pointed out, the book has shades of Jonathan Livingston Seagull about it, and the question of how the author is supporting himself while opting out of the rat race bring to mind the bogus aspects of Thoreau s Walden, so many of the sentiments expressed in here seem valid I thought about this book for several days after I finished it I w [...]

    11. Genean on said:

      This remains one of my husbands favorite books He would have me read to him one chapter while settling into bed would frequently than not, be pushing up the zzzzed s before I was through If ever your in a tangle wish to loosen the wrap then this is an excellent book with which to shake loose Somehow it touches our secrecy aspirations and allows us to let loose and recreate ourselves with the tidal flow Richard Bode s other book First You Have To Row A Little Boat is another book of this type an [...]

    12. Stuart on said:

      Enjoyed reading this book, after first reading Richard Bode s first book, First you row a little boat Beachcombing at Miramar is a philosophical book about middle age issues and doing what you enjoy.I found Richard Bode s books almost by mistake, having never heard of either before, but enjoyed both immensely.I d recommend either to those who live by the sea, or love living on the water.

    13. Noah Letner on said:

      I love this book I savored it, trying to make it last as long as I could, but my wife insisted I read it quicker because she wants to read it I got it from the library, but I will own this book, it will be on my shelf among my favorites of all time to be read, again and again Simply marvelous If you are getting older and searching fo something you perhaps are not even aware of, read this If you love Thoreau, read thisupdate read it again Still one of the best books I ve ever read.

    14. Kimmib on said:

      A wonderful read about one man s journey who left a hectic life for a simple one to find peace and beauty I had read this book several times and each time I find another bit of treasure to savor It is a quick read but take time to cherish Mr Bode s words, they are wonderfully descriptive I highly recommend this book It is a keeper that you will go back to again and again.

    15. David Weber on said:

      Richard Bode invites his readers to join him as his eyes are opening to the world beyond his former Madison Ave life Much of it is mundane but very interesting some of it is exhilarating I am biased in recommending that this book be read and discussed in a small group the experiences Bode relates are thus magnified

    16. Isla McKetta on said:

      A lovely and contemplative book for those seeking to get away and or find your center This book taught me a lot about what it means to be a writer.

    17. Leslie on said:

      This is a book of quiet reflection by a man who left his life as it was and decided to become a beachcomber He tells of his thoughts, feelings, observations, and memories I like it It stirs up that feeling of wanting to get away and just have time to think.

    18. Mike on said:

      I ve actually read this book a couple of times before As others have remarked, a quick read that is as easily taken slow and savored I love the writing, feeling, and thinking It helps revive the soul and spirit to go on in hard times.

    19. Documentally on said:

      Wonderfully written A thoughtful sensitive quest for meaning as the writer journeys away from an unwanted life and into the moment I read it is a celebration of art, nature, age and the wisdom that comes with it Of it being never too late to find an authentic life.

    20. Sue Barnes on said:

      Engrossing and provocative book.Really good book about a man coming to terms with the life he was meant to lead Good read for anyone who wants to overcome the smothering expectations of society.

    21. TeriC on said:

      This book was a good follower of his fist book where he started his search for meaning to his life Some great philosophies in here.

    22. Becky on said:

      Picked this one up on a whim Absolutely loved ita surprisingly good book

    23. Susan on said:

      I just finished this today and let me tell you, I dogeared a lot of pages Very good read and the blending of narrative with philosophy was a tigh weave.

    24. Steffan on said:

      One of my favorite books of all time A strong thread of the importance of living a purpose driven life throughout.

    25. Jeff Rowe on said:

      Parts were brilliant but the ending left me cold I d give it 3 1 2 if it were an option Definitely worth the read.

    26. Anwen on said:

      Thought provoking writing that makes you wonder whether, maybe, you too have too much stuff So much that you are missing what is truly important in life.

    27. Jackie Law on said:

      Feather constant reminder of the weightless strength it takes to fly 15 6 30 1996 I am wary of those who suppress their desires for I never know at what moment they will explode 92.

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