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The Resource The Delight of Being Ordinary

The Delight of Being Ordinary

Label
The Delight of Being Ordinary
Title
The Delight of Being Ordinary
Statement of responsibility
Roland Merullo
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Roland Merullo's playful, eloquent, and life-affirming novel finds the Pope and the Dalai Lama teaming up for an unsanctioned road trip through the Italian countryside to rediscover the everyday joys of life that can seem, even for the two holiest men in the world, unattainable.What happens when the Pope and the Dali Lama decide they need an undercover vacation? During a highly publicized official visit at the Vatican, the Pope suggests an adventure so unexpected and appealing that neither man can resist. Before dawn, two of the most beloved and famous people on the planet don disguises, slip into a waiting car, and experience the countryside as regular people. Along for the ride are the Pope's overwhelmed cousin Paolo and his estranged wife Rosa, an eccentric hairdresser with a lust for life who cannot resist the call to adventure—or the fun.Against a landscape of good humor, exploration and spiritual delight, not to mention the sublime rolling hills of Italy, The Delight of Being Ordinary showcases the charming sensibilities of Roland Merullo (whose bestselling Breakfast with Buddha has sold over 200,000 copies), in a novel that makes us laugh as well as think about the demands of ordinary life, spiritual life, and the identities by which we all define ourselves
Summary
Meeting during a highly publicized official visit at the Vatican, the Pope and the Dalai Lama embark on an unsanctioned, undercover vacation through the Italian countryside to rediscover the everyday joys of life
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10557177
Cataloging source
DLC
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Merullo, Roland
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Humorous Fiction
  • Literary Fiction
  • Religious Fiction
Target audience
adult
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a road trip with the Pope and the Dalai Lama
Label
The Delight of Being Ordinary
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:RHC_399862
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780385540926
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Delight of Being Ordinary
Control code
BORROWBOX:RHC_399862
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780385540926
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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