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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 #43 - Amabie? The mythical mermaid? Oct. 8, 2021

Police Power IV

The police in Japan are very special. I've written about them before. Police Power III, posted just this past March, is pretty charming, if I may say so myself.
When I see the craziness going on back in the U.S. and in other Western countries, I have to say I feel VERY FORTUNATE living here. Here's my latest story, one about a local police officer and Amabie, the mythical mermaid . . . Police Power IV.

The first two stories, Police Power I and Police Power II, are in LIVE FROM JAPAN!  The full-color deluxe book, containing over 450 photographs, has all sorts of different tales about food, customs, the people, life in a traditional rural community.

Please join my adventure. I think you'll like it!

The Kindle version is available HERE
An EPUB ebook is also available from Kobo HERE.
An Apple iBOOK is available HERE.
A B&N Nook Book is available HERE.
Other popular ebook formats are available HERE.
A deluxe full-color paperback is available from B&N HERE.
A deluxe full-color paperback is available from the printer HERE.
To learn more about this book and its quirky author, go HERE!