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Do the Kardashians really believe in God?

An E! News star mixes memoir and investigative journalism in his own rollicking, poignant, and masterful version of A. J. Jacobs' A Year of Living Biblically, chronicling his own spiritual journey as he investigates the religious lives of the rich and famous in Hollywood.

Ken Baker, the popular LA-based senior correspondent for E! News and E! Online, has worked in Hollywood for over 20 years - hobnobbing with multimillionaires and interviewing movie, music, and TV stars such as George Clooney, Britney Spears, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, and Kim Kardashian day in and day out. In that time, and in the land of fairy tales and double-dealing, Baker had become one of the materialistic, carnal people he never wanted to be, abandoning his Christian heritage and losing his spiritual center in the process. Finding himself alone and confused one day in Vegas, he has an awakening that puts him on a journey to find God not only in himself but in the celebrities whose lives intersect with his both professionally and personally.

In The Ken Commandments, Ken sets off on an experiment that will bring him closer to the spiritual lives of such diverse luminaries as Deepak Chopra, Tom Cruise, Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Joel Osteen, and Gwen Stefani and, in the process, help to reveal the light and dark of Hollywood in new ways. From New Age spirituality, to Bible-based Christianity, to Scientology, to Buddhist retreats, to meditation classes, to Atheism studies, to the megachurch of the nation's top TV preacher, Baker immerses himself in a range of spiritual practices side by side with the celebrity set, revealing a world that is deeper, more questioning, and more God-centered than you'd ever imagine.

©2017 Ken Baker (P)2017 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

"Uplifting and inspiring, Ken Baker has written a compelling story about the transformation that occurs when we search for God in the most unlikely of places." (Deepak Chopra, New York Times best-selling author of You Are the Universe)
"The Ken Commandments is a groundbreaking account of how even the rich and famous and beautiful are in fact not necessarily different from us all in their struggle to find peace and meaning as they grapple with the biological reality of human existence." (Dr. Drew Pinsky, author and TV host)

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