The Big Bang, the Buddha, and the Baby Boom: The Spiritual Experiments of My Generation (Paperback)
About the Author
Wes ("Scoop") Nisker, born in 1942, is an author, award-winning broadcast journalist, renowned Buddhist meditation teacher, and performer. The son of Polish Jewish immigrants, Nisker grew up in the only Jewish family in his Midwestern hometown. His three-decades-long broadcasting career began in the late 1960s at San Francisco's original free-form radio station KSAN, where his popular, unconventional radio features included this traffic report: "People are driving to work to earn the money to pay for the cars they're driving to work in." In the 1970s he worked at KFOG, where he coined the catchphrase, "If you don't like the news, go out and make some of your own," and was nicknamed "Scoop" by Abbie Hoffman while covering the Chicago Seven Trial. Nisker has published five highly acclaimed books, including the enduring classic The Essential Crazy Wisdom, and he is the founding co-editor of the international Theravada Buddhist journal Inquiring Mind. A resident of Oakland, California, he teaches at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Marin County.