Contributor biographical information for Buddha or bust : in search of truth, meaning, happiness, and the man who found them all / Perry Garfinkel.

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Perry Garfinkel has been a contributor to the New York Times since 1986, specializing in travel and cultural trends. A veteran journalist who has covered the overlap of East and West for more than thirty years for many major publications, he has been falling on and off the meditation cushion for just as long. He lives on Martha’s Vineyard. Visit him at

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Garfinkel, Perry.
Buddhism -- Social aspects.
Religious life -- Buddhism.
Spiritual biography.