Mark Lukach @marklukach

http://marklukach.com/

Author of the international bestseller "My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward."

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Totally spontaneous, not at all staged, reaction to seeing "My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward" reviewed in today's New York Times Book Review. #mylovelywifeinthepsychward
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Totally spontaneous, not at all staged, reaction to seeing "My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward" reviewed in today's New York Times Book Review. #mylovelywifeinthepsychward

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Hey East Coast friends...if you happen to be at the beach in Delaware this week, I'm going to be signing books at @bethanybeachbooks on Wednesday, June 26th, 6:30-8:30. Hope to see some of you there!
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Hey East Coast friends...if you happen to be at the beach in Delaware this week, I'm going to be signing books at @bethanybeachbooks on Wednesday, June 26th, 6:30-8:30. Hope to see some of you there!

Playing short stop at AT&T Park
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Playing short stop at AT&T Park

10 days ago we were in Yosemite Valley--my first time, I'm embarrassed to admit. I haven't been able to get it out of my mind since we left. I hoot and holler a lot--when I surf, run, mountain bike, even in my classroom--but I've never been so struck by the beauty of a place that simply walking through it had me hooting with joy. Yes, it was crowded, but we still found plenty of places to be by ourselves, and honestly I enjoyed seeing how many people wanted to be a part of that special place. I know that America can feel like a very frustrating place at times, but if you want to restore a sense of pride in America, spend some time in a national park. I can't wait to go back.
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10 days ago we were in Yosemite Valley--my first time, I'm embarrassed to admit. I haven't been able to get it out of my mind since we left. I hoot and holler a lot--when I surf, run, mountain bike, even in my classroom--but I've never been so struck by the beauty of a place that simply walking through it had me hooting with joy. Yes, it was crowded, but we still found plenty of places to be by ourselves, and honestly I enjoyed seeing how many people wanted to be a part of that special place. I know that America can feel like a very frustrating place at times, but if you want to restore a sense of pride in America, spend some time in a national park. I can't wait to go back.

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Have spent shockingly little time at home this summer. It's been amazing to be out and explore but all it takes is one trail run in the morning to remind me that I live in a beautiful place and don't have to go far to chase adventure and natural wonder.
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Have spent shockingly little time at home this summer. It's been amazing to be out and explore but all it takes is one trail run in the morning to remind me that I live in a beautiful place and don't have to go far to chase adventure and natural wonder.

I loved being in conversation with the amazing @jaimalyogis last night at @orindabooks. Jammer's new book #allourwavesarewater gave me so much to think about, and it was great to get to ask him questions about it in front of an audience of readers. And I gotta say a huge thanks to @orindabooks for being such an amazing bookstore and advocate for #mylovelywifeinthepsychward. Love love love that shop and all the people who work there.
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I loved being in conversation with the amazing @jaimalyogis last night at @orindabooks. Jammer's new book #allourwavesarewater gave me so much to think about, and it was great to get to ask him questions about it in front of an audience of readers. And I gotta say a huge thanks to @orindabooks for being such an amazing bookstore and advocate for #mylovelywifeinthepsychward. Love love love that shop and all the people who work there.

Hey Nashville, I just left a bunch of signed copies at the awesome @parnassusbooks. What a cool shop! Thanks for giving the book some love by putting in the company of giants in the writing world.
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Hey Nashville, I just left a bunch of signed copies at the awesome @parnassusbooks. What a cool shop! Thanks for giving the book some love by putting in the company of giants in the writing world.

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Spotted by a friend at @chaptersindigo in downtown Victoria in British Columbia. Wahoo! #mylovelywifeinthepsychward
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Spotted by a friend at @chaptersindigo in downtown Victoria in British Columbia. Wahoo! #mylovelywifeinthepsychward

We found a spot to cool down. #stokedoutofourminds
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We found a spot to cool down. #stokedoutofourminds

8am and already close to 85 degrees here in the Sierra Foothills. Off to find a swimming hole. #stoked
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8am and already close to 85 degrees here in the Sierra Foothills. Off to find a swimming hole. #stoked

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Happy Fourth of July and Happy Publication day to @jaimalyogis with "All Our Waves Are Water." I first met Jaimal through his writing. I read his first book, "Saltwater Buddha," in 2010 while we were in the thick of Giulia's first episode, and it gave me much-needed perspective on self-care and balance. He and I eventually met in person. It's rare when your heroes live up to your hyperbolic expectations of them; rarer still when they exceed them, and Jaimal is even more incredible in person than he is on the page. His new book "All Our Waves Are Water" is a must-read for anyone looking for a sense of balance and self-discovery in a chaotic world--meaning, it's a book that everyone can and should read and love. For those who know his writing, you'll enjoy delighting in many of his greatest qualities as a writer: gorgeous prose on surfing and nature; accessible, insightful interpretations of spiritual texts and teachers; light-hearted self-deprecation where you least expect it. But what makes "All Our Waves" Jaimal's most ambitious (and I think most rewarding) book is his focus on relationships. None of us is an island, and Jaimal ponders that deeply with the hard-earned wisdom that our paths of self-discovery are shaped by those who show us the way. Congrats on writing a gorgeous book, Jaimal. He's out on an expansive book tour right now so go check him out on social media and see if you can see him in person. It will be well-worth your time. #allourwavesarewater
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Happy Fourth of July and Happy Publication day to @jaimalyogis with "All Our Waves Are Water." I first met Jaimal through his writing. I read his first book, "Saltwater Buddha," in 2010 while we were in the thick of Giulia's first episode, and it gave me much-needed perspective on self-care and balance. He and I eventually met in person. It's rare when your heroes live up to your hyperbolic expectations of them; rarer still when they exceed them, and Jaimal is even more incredible in person than he is on the page. His new book "All Our Waves Are Water" is a must-read for anyone looking for a sense of balance and self-discovery in a chaotic world--meaning, it's a book that everyone can and should read and love. For those who know his writing, you'll enjoy delighting in many of his greatest qualities as a writer: gorgeous prose on surfing and nature; accessible, insightful interpretations of spiritual texts and teachers; light-hearted self-deprecation where you least expect it. But what makes "All Our Waves" Jaimal's most ambitious (and I think most rewarding) book is his focus on relationships. None of us is an island, and Jaimal ponders that deeply with the hard-earned wisdom that our paths of self-discovery are shaped by those who show us the way. Congrats on writing a gorgeous book, Jaimal. He's out on an expansive book tour right now so go check him out on social media and see if you can see him in person. It will be well-worth your time. #allourwavesarewater

Getting back from a much needed vacation off the radar with family. I had no idea that launching a book during the last month of the school year would be so exhausting. A week off is a great reminder of the importance of staying balanced. Hello to all of you who have connected on this space, and thanks to everyone who has been reading and supporting our story.
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Getting back from a much needed vacation off the radar with family. I had no idea that launching a book during the last month of the school year would be so exhausting. A week off is a great reminder of the importance of staying balanced. Hello to all of you who have connected on this space, and thanks to everyone who has been reading and supporting our story.

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