Surfing With Sartre: An Aquatic Inquiry into a Life of Meaning

"Surfing With Sartre: An Aquatic Inquiry into a Life of Meaning," by Aaron James, uses surfing to explore key concepts in philosophy and shows readers how they might live more meaningful and intentional lives.

"This book is about surfing, and not," we can read in the introduction.

Why? Because it smartly blends the thoughts of French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre with the advent of surf culture.

"Surfing With Sartre," written by philosophy professor and lifelong surfer Aaron James, uses the lens of surfing to explain philosophy in a way that is clear and entertaining.

James is the bestselling author of "Assholes: A Theory."

The New York Times Book Review writes that "Surfing With Sartre" has "a marvelous analysis," and NPR calls it "erudite yet engaging" and "profound in its clarity."

"Surfing With Sartre" would make a great summer read while we wait for the low tide and the waves to appear on the horizon.

Book Details

Author: Aaron James
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor; Reprint edition (May 1, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1101970154
ISBN-13: 978-1101970157
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.7 x 8 inches