Long Quiet Highway: Waking up in America

From the high school classroom where she first listened to the rain, to her fifteen years as a student of Zen Buddhism, Natalie captures both the moments of illumination and the long discipline of daily practice, the hilarity of error and the grief of our resistance to change.

Long Quiet Highway is the autobiography of a thoughtful woman who grounded herself in Eastern thought and Western art– a precise history of Natalie Goldberg’s adventures as a poet, teacher, and spiritual student—a book full of sentiment and anecdote.”
—Allen Ginsberg