Boomeritis: A Novel That Will Set You Free!

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9781590300084: Boomeritis: A Novel That Will Set You Free!

Ken Wilber's latest book is a daring departure from his previous writings—a highly original work of fiction that combines brilliant scholarship with tongue-in-cheek storytelling to present the integral approach to human development that he expounded in more conventional terms in his recent A Theory of Everything.

The story of a naïve young grad student in computer science and his quest for meaning in a fragmented world provides the setting in which Wilber contrasts the alienated "flatland" of scientific materialism with the integral vision, which embraces body, mind, soul, and spirit in self, culture, and nature. The book especially targets one of the most stubborn obstacles to realizing the integral vision: a disease of egocentrism and narcissism that Wilber calls "boomeritis" because it seems to plague the baby-boomer generation most of all.

Through a series of sparkling seminar-lectures skillfully interwoven with the hero's misadventures in the realms of sex, drugs, and popular culture, all of the major tenets of extreme postmodernism are criticized—and exemplified—including the author's having a bad case of boomeritis himself. Parody, intellectual slapstick, and a mind-twisting surprise ending unite to produce a highly entertaining summary of the work of cutting-edge theorists in human development from around the world.

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Ken Wilber is the author of over twenty books. He is the founder of Integral Institute, a think-tank for studying integral theory and practice, with outreach through local and online communities such as Integral Education Network, Integral Training, and Integral Spiritual Center.

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Wilber, a hip and loquacious philosopher-guru whose influential treatises include A Theory of Everything (2000), turns to fiction to flesh out, as it were, his provocative theories about humanity and the Boomers, the generation everyone, including themselves, loves to hate. A keenly perceptive societal observer and synthesizer of interdisciplinary knowledge, Boomer Wilber's erudition is matched by a parodic sense of humor that inspired him to name his earnest, 20-year-old, son-of-Boomers hero Ken Wilber. A student at MIT, Ken is obsessed with artificial intelligence and his libidinous girlfriend, about whom he has incessant erotic fantasies, a clever ploy given that the bulk of the book consists of lengthy lectures about spiral dynamics, an "integral" vision of human development. Embedded within these intriguing, if redundant, teachings is a cogent critique of how Boomer beliefs in personal freedom, pluralism, and diversity mutated into rampant self-regard, the victim syndrome, and self-serving notions about nature and the inner child. And yet, Wilber suggests, for all its egocentric flaws, the Boomer stage of existence may well be a crucial step on our way to a higher plane of consciousness. Given the charm of Wilber's young, witty seekers, the samurai intensity of his dissection of the worst of postmodernism, and his voluminous Internet presence, this rant of a novel seems destined for cult status. Donna Seaman
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