In an exploration of the sport, the author reflects upon the metaphysical voyage into the soul.
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"Forbes FYI" review
"A curious and well-wrought meditation on the relationship of rowing, with its taxing monotony and intricate systems of balance and velocity, to life, which certainly shares those features. Lambert is a philomath who, after crew at Harvard, couldn't quite settle on a single path. Sensing his life wasn't following a proper trajectory, he turned to rowing for inspiration and found in it a paradigm: it requires poise, symmetry, forward motion, cooperation, concentration and consistency. His reflections on how to focus one's energies in order to attain harmony in life and work will remind some of the now-classic Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance; Lambert's book shares with that one a thoughtful writing style that's meaningful without ever lapsing into treacly New Age mush. It's also a great primer on the mechanics of rowing, which to hear Lambert describe it, is a hell of a lot harder than it looks from the shoreline."
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