The bassist for the punk band Zero Defects, Brad Warner is a Zen priest, filmmaker, and Japanese monster-movie marketer living in Los Angeles. The author of Hardcore Zen and Sit Down and Shut Up, he is also is also the director and producer of Cleveland's Screaming, a documentary about the Ohio punk scene. He teaches Zen in Santa Monica and writes a monthly column for Suicidegirls.com.
Praise for Brad Warner and Sit Down and Shut Up
"Warner's intimate, funny, conversational style goes a long way
toward imparting his many sensible messages. Deserving of a wide
-- Library Journal "Buddhism has long enjoyed baffling 'crazy wisdom' teachers and paradoxical koans, and Warner's punk iconoclasm fits in nicely."
-- Publishers Weekly "[Brad Warner] seems about as honest as they come, and he shares his personal history and opinions freely."
-- Booklist "I can already smell the beautiful smell of newly soiled meditation mats all across this great land of ours."
-- Razorcake "Nuggets of wisdom rarely seen in an author this plugged in to youth-counter-modern-hipster-culture."
-- Buddhistgeeks.com "There are plenty of 'Buddhist/Spiritual' authors on the market who will gladly sell you a pat on the back. Brad Warner is not one of those."
-- D. Randall Blythe, lead screamer, Lamb of God