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Sweet Heaven When I Die: Faith, Faithlessness, and the Country in Between

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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.

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"A master investigative stylist and one of the shrewdest commentators on religion's underexplored realms."--Michael Washburn,

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In this gorgeous collection of essays that has drawn comparisons to the work of Joan Didion, John McPhee, and Norman Mailer, best-selling author Jeff Sharlet 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 anarchists celebrating a victory over police. Like movements in a complex piece of music, Sharlet's dispatches vibrate with all the madness and beauty, the melancholy and aspirations for transcendence, of American life.

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Jeff Sharlet is the author of The Family, C Street, and Sweet Heaven When I Die, and a contributing editor to Rolling Stone and Harper's. He teaches creative nonfiction at Dartmouth College and lives in New Hampshire.

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ISBN:
9780393344233
Author:
Sharlet, Jeff
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Psychology of Religion
Subject:
Religion Western-Social and Political Issues
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , In this gorgeous collection of essays that has drawn comparisons to the work of Joan Didion, John McPhee, and Norman Mailer, best-selling author Jeff Sharlet 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 anarchists celebrating a victory over police. Like movements in a complex piece of music, Sharlet's dispatches vibrate with all the madness and beauty, the melancholy and aspirations for transcendence, of American life.
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