Author And Comedian Paul Barach Reading And Signing Fighting Monks And Burning Mountains: Misadventures On A Buddhist Pilgrimage

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Author And Comedian Paul Barach Reading And Signing Fighting Monks And Burning Mountains: Misadventures On A Buddhist Pilgrimage
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On First Friday and April Fool's Day, April 1st, BookBar will be hosting stand-up comic Paul Barach for a reading and signing of his new book Fighting Monks and Burning Mountains: Misadventures of a Buddhist Pilgimage.

Come out for a ZEN HOUR leading up to the event, which will include ZEN COLORING and a DRINK SPECIAL!

About Paul Barach
Paul Barach is a stand up comic, storyteller, producer, and writer from Seattle, Washington. He has backpacked across Europe, taught English in South Korea, ran the Seattle marathon, and bicycled across the United States. In his off-time, he is an avid cyclist, runner, and hiker. Paul Barach has told his stories on Verbalists, A Guide to Visitors, Weird and Awesome, and was the runner up in the 2014 Moth Storyslam in Seattle. Comedically, he has performed at the Highlarious Comedy Festival and Redwoods Comedy Festival. His proudest achievements so far are earning his black belt in Kyokushin karate and only falling into the La Brea Tar Pits once.

You can follow him on Twitter @PaulBarach and find other videos and travel photos on his website www.PaulBarachComic.com Fighting Monks and Burning Mountains is his first book.

About the book
A 750-mile trek, an unprepared office worker, and everything that went wrong along the way.
Age twenty-eight and fed up with the office job he settled for, Paul Barach decided to travel to Japan to follow a vision he had in college: to walk the ancient 750-mile Shikoku pilgrimage trail.
Here are some things he did not decide to do: learn Japanese, do any research, road test his hiking shoes, or check if it’s the hottest summer in history.
And he went anyway, hoping to change his life.

Fighting Monks and Burning Mountains is the absurd and dramatic journey of one impulsive American’s search for answers on a holy path in an exotic land. Along the pathway connecting 88 Buddhist temples, he’ll face arduous mountain climbs, hide from guards in a toilet stall, challenge a priest to a mountaintop karate battle, and other misadventures. He’ll also delve into the fascinating legends of this ancient land, including a dragon-fighting holy man, a berserker warrior-priest, haunted temples, and a vendetta-driven ghost that overthrew a dynasty.
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