9781594489945

Me of Little Faith

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  • ISBN13:

    9781594489945

  • ISBN10:

    1594489947

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 6/3/2008
  • Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover
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Summary

From the hilariously mad-as-hell Daily Showregular and New York Times–bestselling author comes a ferociously funny exploration of religion and faith. What do we believe? And in God’s name why? Lewis Black has the answers. Or at least hisanswers. He survived Hebrew school and a bar mitzvah (barely), was a sixties 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 seventies (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. What he learned about the inconsistencies and peculiarities of religion infuriated Black, and in Me of Little Faiththey get his full comic attention. In a series of comedic inquiries, Black explores how the rules and constraints of religion have affected his life and the lives of us all. Hilarious experiences with rabbis, Mormons, gurus, psychics, and even the joy of a perfect round of golf give Black the chance to expound upon what we believe and why—in the language of a shock jock and with the heart of an iconoclast.

Author Biography

Lewis Black is a hugely popular New York Times-û bestselling author, stand-up comedian, playwright, and actor. Besides appearing on The Daily Show since its inception, Black has written and starred in a string of successful HBO specials and one-man Broadway shows. In 2001 he won the American Comedy Award for Funniest Male Stand-Up Comic, and in 2006 he won a Grammy for Best Comedy Album. His most recent HBO special, Red, White and Screwed, was nominated for an Emmy. Born near Washington, D.C., Black graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and has a master-'s degree from the Yale School of Drama.

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