Beckett, Mailer, Zen: An Evening with Author Lawrence Shainberg

July 24th at Wellfleet Library
Author Lawrence Shainberg (Courtesy photo)

Beckett, Mailer, Zen: An Evening with Author Lawrence Shainberg

Wellfleet Public Library 55 W. Main Street, Wellfleet, MA 02667

Wednesday, July 24th at 7:30pm

Award-winning author Lawrence Shainberg will read from his new memoir, Four Men Shaking: Searching for Sanity with Samuel Beckett, Norman Mailer, and My Perfect Zen Teacher. A frank and humorous reflection on his friendships with three iconic figures, Four Men Shaking offers insights into the challenges of the writing life and the illuminations of spiritual practice. Reading followed by Q&A and book signing. This event is free and open to all.

Lawrence Shainberg is the author of the celebrated Zen memoir Ambivalent Zen as well as the nonfiction book Brain Surgeon: An Intimate View of His World. He has published three novels—Crust, One on One, and Memories of Amnesia—and his fiction and journalism have appeared in Esquire, Harper's Magazine, Tricycle, and The New York Times Magazine. He is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize for a monograph on Samuel Beckett, published in The Paris Review. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on