Aside from being a deeply metaphysical and profound book, Murakami has given us some prescriptions for living happy, healthy lives in his 925 pp tome, 1Q84! I don't get why they don't shelve this thing in the self help section. Here are just a few of the life lessons I've gleaned:
1. Eat simple food. Veggies, tofu, miso. Sometimes fish.
2. Iron your clothes.
3. Read no more than 20 pages a day, then reflect.
4. Wash your pajamas, especially if there's a chance a physically attractive 17-year-old with freshly made ears will wear them.
5. Look at the moon unironically (this one's for you, hipsters).
6. Own dogs, not cats.
7. Visit your parents in the hospital.
8. Don't take money from strangers.
9. Pay your NHK fee.
10. Don't go into weird sex paralyses and then have ambiguous congress with shrine maidens.
What about you, fellow PBR Book Clubbers -- what lessons do you have to add to the docket?