What a book can do for you May 8, 2014 by Patti Niehoff art, etc. / books All Over Creation / arts / Authors / Literature / Man Booker Prize / My Year of Meats / Related articles Ruth Ozeki / Ruth Ozeki / Zen Not so often do I find a book I really love. Almost never do I find a book that turns me into a better person, somehow. This is the author of one of them, Ruth Ozeki — The book is A Tale for the Time Being, and was shortlisted for last year’s Man Booker Prize. Related articles Ruth Ozeki: The Granta Podcast, Ep. 87 A tale for the time being, by Ruth Ozeki A Tale For The Time Being by Ruth Ozeki Ruth Ozeki writes ‘A Tale for the Time Being’ Advertisements Related The AuthorPatti Niehoff I read and I write and I think. I survive.