Author Mark Salzman, Iron and Silk, The Soloist, Lying Awake, became a stay-at-home parent in 2001.
Eight years and three failed book manuscripts later, he had a nervous breakdown. He joins LIVE to tell a sad story with a happy ending and to explore:
What kind of person gets panic attacks when he meditates?
Can an atheist have a mystical experience?
Is free will a necessary illusion?
Do dogs bark on purpose?
Where does faith fit in?
Mark Salzman is an author whose works include Iron & Silk, The Laughing Sutra,Lost in Place, The Soloist and Lying Awake.
Salzman is an award-winning novelist and nonfiction author who has written on a variety of subjects, from a graceful novel about a Carmelite nun’s ecstatic visions and crisis of faith to a memoir about growing up a misfit in a Connecticut suburb -- clearly displaying a range that transcends genre. As a boy, all Salzman ever wanted was to be a Kung Fu master, but it was his proficiency on the cello that facilitated his acceptance to Yale at the age of 16.