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Sex, Mom, and God: How the Bible's Strange Take on Sex Led to Crazy Politics--And How I Learned to Love Women (and Jesus) Anyway
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Alternating between hilarious scenes from his childhood and acidic ruminations on the present state of an America he and his famous fundamentalist parents helped create, Frank Schaeffer asks what the Glenn Becks and the Rush Limbaughs and the Sarah Palins and the paranoid fantasies of the "right-wing echo chamber" are really all about.
Here's a hint: sex.
The central character in this strange-but true tale is a character indeed--the author's far-from-prudish evangelical mother, who sweetly but bizarrely provides startling juxtapositions of the religious and the sensual throughout young Schaeffer's childhood. As the author notes: "Hang out with the Schaeffer clan for a bit and discover why the religious right is mired in perpetual sexual dysfunction and weirdness that creates a self-loathing culture ready to lash out at the rest of us. And when they lash out, they do it all in the name of Jesus. Go figure."
From bestselling author Frank Schaeffer, a new laugh-out-loud take on his years growing up evangelical, focusing on the unforgettable figure of his mother.
Smart and often laugh-out-loud funny.”Jane Smiley, Washington Post
With hilarious scenes from his childhood alternating with acidic ruminations on the present state of an America he and his famous fundamentalist parents helped create, Frank Schaeffer asks what the Glenn Becks and the Sarah Palins are really all about.
Heres a hint: sex.
The central character in this startlingly honest” (Booklist) memoir is the authors far-from-prudish evangelical mother, who sweetly but bizarrely provides startling juxtapositions of the religious and the sensual throughout young Franks childhood. To quote Max Blumenthal, the author of Republican Gomorrah: Few writers command Frank Schaeffers intimate understanding of right-wing radicalism, and even fewer are able to share their insight as entertainingly and with as much moral weight.”
About the Author
Frank Schaeffer is the author of the New York Times bestseller Keeping Faith and the memoir Crazy for God. His novels, including Portofino, have been translated into nine languages. He lives in Massachusetts.
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