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John Rachel

John Rachel

Los Angeles, California

John Rachel has a B. A. in Philosophy, has traveled extensively, is a songwriter and music producer, and has written 13 books. He cooks everyday for his Japanese wife.

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John Rachel has a B. A. in Philosophy, has traveled extensively, is a songwriter and music producer, and an evolutionary humanist. He has spent his life trying to resolve the intrinsic clash between the metaphysical purity of Buddhism and the overwhelming appeal of narcissism.

He is author of nine novels, three non-fiction political books, and one creative non-fiction fantasy/travel/cookbook, as well as hundreds of articles, short stories, and poems. Currently in development is a new novel set in Africa, and an American satire on the self-help crazes of the 80s and 90s.

Author Rachel has explored or lived in thirty-four countries since leaving America August of 2006. He now lives in a quiet, traditional, rural Japanese community, where he finds infinite delight in the ringing of temple bells three times a day by monks at a local Shinto shrine. These days he is mostly immersed in good vibrations.
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Update #21 - One More Day! Feb. 14, 2021

This is my good friend Alex from the Netherlands.

Alex and I met ten years ago in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. We've been friends ever since!
In fact, Masumi and I visited him in Den Haag, and he's been to Japan twice to visit us.

Alex got an advance copy of LIVE FROM JAPAN!

He loves the cold and apparently loves the book!

(Truth in Advertising: Alex and his significant other Corine are featured in LIVE FROM JAPAN! on page 164, where I talk about some of the good folks who've visited me here. Alex and I Skype every week now and he's one of my favorite people and my very dear friend.)


"Hey, Alex! Stay warm. And come back to visit!"

My deluxe, full-color, large-format book about Japan, as viewed through my American expat eyes, is finally arriving tomorrow (Happy Valentine's Day!)

With over 450 color photos, it's a luxurious volume, coming in at $35.95 for the paperback, and normally $9.99 as an ebook.

HOWEVER!

Until midnight tomorrow night, the ebook is available 
as a pre-order in every popular ebook format 
for only . . . $2.99!

To pre-order the ebook (and save $7.00 off the list price), just go . . .

HERE!