This week on The Marketplace of Ideas, a conversation with Mark Richardson, auto and motorcycle editor at the Toronto Star and author of Zen and Now: On the Trail of Robert Pirsig and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. Almost forty years after the release of Pirsig’s beloved “nonfiction novel” Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Richardson packed his own bike and retraced Pirsig’s journey for enlightenment through the
American midwest, meeting both fans of and characters from the book along the way.

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