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by Tim Parks
Author: Tim Parks
Publisher: Rodale Books; First U.S. Edition edition (April 26, 2011)
Category: Proper Nutrition and Fitness
Subcategory: Alternative Medicine
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This book is a marvellous read. If you do not suffer from CPPS the book may not be immediately relevant. Still, it is an excellent story told by a master storyteller. 4 people found this helpful.
This book is a marvellous read. Not only has Tim Parks managed to write well about his struggles with chronic pelvis pain - he also manages to put the story into an exciting context based on his own work as a teacher and writer, as well as his roles as parent and husband. The story has numerous references to classic and modern books by famous writers. Parks weaves their stories into his own quest for answers and understanding.
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Originally published: London : Harvill Secker, 2010.
Stuart Jeffries joins the irrepressible Tim Parks on a quest for physical and spiritual health. He still hasn't learned to sit still. And so we are left with this wonderful, paradoxical book – one that wouldn't exist if Parks's spiritual journey were complete. In that sense, his loss is our gain. Stuart Jeffries's Mrs Slocombe's Pussy: Growing Up in Front of the Telly is published by Flamingo.
What can the simple act of sitting still teach us about ourselves? . A revelatory read with delightful cultural and literary references, Teach us to Sit Still by Booker-shortlisted author Tim Parks examines ho. .
A revelatory read with delightful cultural and literary references, Teach us to Sit Still by Booker-shortlisted author Tim Parks examines how the philosophy of 'sit still, relax and stop worrying' can be profoundly life-altering.
Captivating and inspiring Teach Us to Sit Still is an intensely personal-and brutally honest-story for our times
Captivating and inspiring Teach Us to Sit Still is an intensely personal-and brutally honest-story for our times. Prostate is the first body part to come under suspicion of course, but when he finally sees a doctor and has tests, that suspicion doesn't pan out.
Captivating and inspiring, TEACH US TO SIT STILL is an intensely personal - and brutally honest - story for our times. Shortlisted for the wellcome trust book prize for medicine in literature.
Description this book Teach Us to Sit Still by Tim Parks"Riveting. €,The New Yorker " prose is mordantly funny, self-conscious but never self-pitying, worldly but introspective, attuned to the needs of a soul that he considers thoroughly material and mortal. The result is an absorbing, at times inspiring, narrative of spiritual growth
Tim Parks details his suffering from chronic pain and explains how he found relief from an.
Tim Parks details his suffering from chronic pain and explains how he found relief from an unexpected source. At the leader’s urging, Parks manages, after a struggle, to wish his dead father well.
Last year I wrote about discovering Tim Parks’s criticism, specifically his . Still, I was skeptical. From one angle, Teach Us to Sit Still is a disease story.
Still, I was skeptical. He tries it out of desperation. There are symptoms, which lead to a diagnosis, which lead to a treatment plan.
Teach Us to Sit Still is the visceral, thought-provoking, and inexplicably entertaining story of how Tim Parks found himself in serious pain, how doctors failed to help, and the quest he took to find his own way out.
Overwhelmed by a crippling condition which nobody could explain or relieve, Parks follows a fruitlessjourney through the conventional medical system only to find relief in the most unexpected place: abreathing exercise that eventually leads him to take up meditation. This was the very last place Parksanticipated finding answers; he was about as far from New Age as you can get.
As everything that he once held true is called into question, Parks confronts the relationship betweenhis mind and body, the hectic modern world that seems to demand all our focus, and his chosen life asan intellectual and writer. He is drawn to consider the effects of illness on the work of other writers, the role of religion in shaping our sense of self, and the influence of sports and art on our attitudes toward health and well-being. Most of us will fall ill at some point; few will describe that journey with the same verve, insight, and radiant intelligence as Tim Parks. Captivating and inspiring, Teach Us to Sit Still is an intensely personal―and brutally honest―story for our times.