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James

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  • Me of Little Faith

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Lewis Black
    • Narrated By Lewis Black
    Overall
    (330)
    Performance
    (134)
    Story
    (135)

    What do we believe? And in God's name why? Lewis Black has the answers. Or at least his answers. He survived Hebrew school and a bar mitzvah (barely), was a 60's college student who saw the parallels between religious rapture and drug-induced visions (even if none of his friends did), explored the self-actualization movement of the 70's (and the self-indulgence it engendered), and turned a cynical eye toward politicians who don the cloak of religious rectitude to cover up their own hypocrisy.

    Roberta says: "great read"
    "Much different than I expected"
    Overall

    I was a bit disappointed with this piece. The book wasn't exactly bad, but as a fan of Lewis Black's comedy specials involving him getting worked up and ranting about observations of stupidity. This is actually a calm and rational narrative of Black's experiences with religion and the supernatural. It has a couple bits of sarcastic humor, but the most part I would argue that this book should be moved from comedy to the nonfiction section.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful

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