Tuesday, September 13 - Jeff Sharlet - SWEET HEAVEN WHEN I DIE - Town Hall Theater VBS Author Series Event

09/13/2011 7:47 pm
Merchants' Row
Town Hall Theater
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ISBN-13: 9780393079630
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: W. W. Norton & Company, 8/2011
No one explores the borderlands of belief and skepticism quite like Jeff Sharlet. He is ingenious, farsighted, and able to excavate the worlds of others, even the flakiest and most fanatical, with uncanny sympathy. Here, he reports back from the far reaches of belief, whether in the clear mountain air of "Sweet Fuck All, Colorado" or in a midnight congregation of urban anarchists celebrating a victory over police.From Dr. Cornel West to legendary banjo player Dock Boggs, from the youth evangelist Ron Luce to America's largest "Mind, Body, Spirit Expo," Sharlet profiles religious radicals, realists, and escapists. Including extended journeys published here for the first time, Sweet Heaven When I Die offers a portrait of our spiritual landscape that calls to mind Joan Didion's classic Slouching Towards Bethlehem.