It is not often when a book is recommended and we shy away from it like we are going to touch a poisonous flower. When The Buddha, Geoff and me was recommended by a friend, I was sure it would be full of tosh about Buddhism with outlandish cult names and exotic references.
I could not have been more wrong.
This is the story of Ed, a washed-up copywriter who is just out of a relationship and plain out of luck, drifting through a life less ordinary in an auto-pilot mode. The dramatic moment in this very real, relatable protagonist’s life occurs when he realises there is an entirely different way of looking at life’s vagaries and how it’s possible to turn a terrible situation on its head. The author, Edward Canfor-Dumas, utilises his own life story to portray Ed’s day-to-day problems such as work, relationships, life, and the angst of living in this world.
The Buddha, Geoff and me is highly recommended to those who are going through a hard time right now, and even those who are not going through anything at all.