Bonnie Nadzam

Bonnie Nadzam

Bonnie Nadzam’s most recent novel is Lions. She’s a student in the White Plum Asanga and the mother of twin boys.

Recent Articles

Lion’s Roar Book Reviews May 2024

On Tina Turner and bell hooks, love and liberation—eight inspiring new books are reviewed by Arleta Little.

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Lion’s Roar November 2023 Book Reviews

How do we transform suffering into happiness? Bonnie Nadzam surveys new books that are helping to show the way.

Lion’s Roar September 2023 Book Reviews

From simple healing instructions for daily meditation to a scientific theory of complexity and a thoroughgoing investigation into suicidal ideation, Bonnie Nadzam reviews this season’s latest titles.

Lion’s Roar July 2023 Book Reviews

Bonnie Nadzam surveys new books on crisis care, climate change, and deep dharma.

Lion’s Roar May 2023 Book Reviews

Bonnie Nadzam reviews new books that can help us navigate the ups and downs of life—from personal grief to collective rage to the joy of creativity.

Heart to Heart

From Harriet Tubman to narcissism to Appalachian Zen — Bonnie Nadzam reviews new books that are sparking conversation.

The How of Happiness

Mindfulness, courage, and compassion are key. Bonnie Nadzam presents a selection of new books on living well.

Under the Skeleton Tree

Bonnie Nadzam relives the childhood ritual of playing dead.

Lion’s Roar Book Reviews for November 2022

An AI robot answers your spiritual questions. Bonnie Nadzam reviews this innovative new book and other titles coming out this fall.

Up-to-Date Dharma

From Silicon Valley and Afrofuturism to healing trauma and gender transition, here is a selection of new books offering a Buddhist take on today’s issues.

The Search for Light

Koans, Shakespeare, working with suffering — Bonnie Nadzam looks at new books offering different insights into Buddhist practice today.

The Heart of a Story

From the healing power of storytelling to the dharma of literature—Bonnie Nadzam recommends new books to help us make sense of our lives.

Joyful Wandering

From ecology to nirvana to a monk in high heels — Bonnie Nadzam recommends new books for your spiritual journey.

Together in This Moment

From the Dalai Lama to queer dharma to the beloved community — Bonnie Nadzam looks at new books that bring us together in the wisdom of the present.