Climbing the Mountain

Climbing the Mountain

My Search for Meaning

Book - 1997
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Baker & Taylor
The actor recounts how, after a helicopter crash and a stroke, he returned to his Jewish roots, and found new meaning in life and reconciliation with his son through a newly found adherence to Orthodox Judaism

Blackwell North Amer
With the simple power and astonishing candor that made his 1988 autobiography, The Ragman's Son, a bestseller, Kirk Douglas now shares his quest for spirituality and Jewish identity - and his heroic fight to cover some crippling injuries and a devastating stroke.
With the narrative skill that has made him a successful novelist, Kirk Douglas not only takes the reader through his own near-death experience but tells the story of his stubborn struggle to make sense of his own life, to come to terms with the reality of death, and to answer the "big questions" that eventually confront us all: What is the meaning of life? Why are we here? Who is God?

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 1997.
ISBN: 9780684847023
Branch Call Number: 920 DOUGLAS, K.
Characteristics: 269 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.


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May 27, 2017

An absolutely beautiful book. I learned a lot about Judaism, which I had always wanted to know, explained in the most elegant and interesting manner. Douglas' writing always amazes me, he is almost as good a writer as he was an actor. Top notch!


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