Jet's funny, freewheeling writing has been a highlight of Boneshaker since the very early days. Now he's finally knocked out a proper book - a mighty, illustrated hardback, no less.
Here's the official blurb:
When Jet McDonald cycled four thousand miles to India and back, he didn’t want to write a straightforward travel book. He wanted to go on an imaginative journey.
Mind is the Ride takes the reader on a physical and intellectual adventure from West to East using the components of a bike as a metaphor for philosophy, which is woven into the cyclist's experience. Each chapter is based around a single component, and as Jet travels he adds new parts and new philosophies until the bike is ‘built’; the ride to India is completed; and the relationship between mind, body and bicycle made apparent.
The age of the travelogue is over: today we need to travel inwardly to see the world with fresh eyes. Mind is the Ride is that journey, a pedal-powered antidote to the petrol-driven philosophies of the past.
PRAISE FOR THE BOOK:
'A book of effortless, effervescent metaphysics, a gleeful freewheeling ride through the mind of humanity. It is a breathtaking, brilliant, astounding book, as genial as it is exquisite, and as ludic as it is erudite. Bravo!'
Jay Griffiths, author of Wild: An Elemental Journey
‘Elegant, wild, poised, and explosive. A serious and exhilarating interrogation of the nature of being. McDonald shows us what happens when we pay attention to the world, and what doesn’t happen when we don’t. His book should tip you into a long overdue crisis'
Charles Foster, author of Being a Beast
'Full of wandering and wondering, a thoroughly quirky quest for enlightenment on two wheels.'
Jack Thurston, author of the 'Lost Lanes' series
Hardback, 368pp. 222 × 141 mm
It's pretty heavy, so shipping is not as cheap as we'd like. Sorry!