Jeff Bridges and Zen Peacemakers founder Bernie Glassman have landed a book deal for a book with the tentative title, The Dude and the Zen Master. In part inspired by the actor’s The Big Lebowski character, the book comes out in November.
The book will reveal “dharma talks” between the actor and the spiritual leader (pictured, via)–you can read some of their “Dude Koans” here. It will focus on “the meaning of life, laughter, the movies and trying to do good in a difficult world.” The Schiff Company agent David Schiff (in association with CAA) negotiated the deal with publisher David Rosenthal.
Bridges had this comment in the release: “Making movies and life have a lot in common. When you’re making a movie you’ve got a finite amount of time to do what you’re going to do. It’s a communal art form, collaborative. You work together with other artists to come up with something groovy, something beautiful … On a movie set I do my best to keep my head and heart open. My favorite part of the whole deal is jamming with the other artists, getting to know them, sharing the excitement of what we’re up to, and inspiring each other. That means intimacy. I look for that in life as well. That’s why I hooked up with Bernie, to make the most of this wonderful experience called Life.”