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Ordinary Mind: Exploring the Common Ground of Zen and Psychotherapy

Barry Magid

Wisdom Publications: Boston, 2002

208 pp.; $22.95 (cloth)

BY John House

Americans have never been much for either/or. When presented with choices, and especially when operating as consumers (which is to say, most of the time), we tend to exhibit a hungry kind of both/and pluralism, a desire to cover all the bases. Our country is, after all, the home of edutainment, coopetition, yogilates, and the beefalo.

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