• "His journey will open your mind to the possibilities of mindfulness"

    Polly Vernon, Sunday Telegraph
  • "Teach us to Sit Still made me laugh; it made me cry; and it made me seriously think about taking up Vispassana meditation"

    Will Self, The Times
  • "A searingly honest, viscerally vivid, darkly comic self-examination of the connections between writing personality and health. Once I started reading it, I didn't want to stop"

    David Lodge, Guardian
  • "This is a crazy, wince-inducing, uplifting book... Parks has done a service to the many people who would never look at a cheesy self-help book or try anything with a whiff of spirituality about it"

    Financial Times
  • "A movingly honest book that is about a great deal more than breathing and meditation"

    Susan Hill, The Lady