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Skipping Towards Gomorrah: The Seven Deadly Sins and the Pursuit of Happiness in America

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Dan Savage is irreverent, irrepressible, and opinionated. He's held his own on Politically Incorrect, told tales on This American Life, continues to write a beloved nationally syndicated column-and he's had it up to here (my hand is higher than my head) with the moral, conservative scolds who proclaim America is slouching towards Gomorrah (to use Robert Bork's phrase). Are we really that bad?

Yes, we are! And in Skipping Towards Gomorrah, Dan Savage eviscerates those cynics as he commits each of the Seven Deadly Sins himself (or tries to) and finds those everyday Americans who take particular delight in their sinful pursuits. Among them:

Greed: Gamblers reveal secrets behind outrageous fortune.

Lust: "We're swingers!"-you won't believe who's doing it.

Gluttony: Dan meets gluttons with attitude at a pro-fat conference.

Sloth: Leave it to Dan to find a way to celebrate this sin that will get him in trouble with his mother.

Anger: Texans shoot off some rounds and then listen to Dan fire off on his own about guns, control, and the Second Amendment.

Envy: Meet the rich-then be glad you're not one of them.

Pride: You'll never look at a gay pride parade the same way again.

Couple all this sinning with a unique history of the Seven Deadly Sins, a new interpretation of the biblical stories of Sodom and Gomorrah, and enough Bork, Bennett, Buchanan, et al, bashing to more than make up for their incessant carping, and you've got the most provocative book of the fall.

Synopsis:

In Skipping Towards Gomorrah, Dan Savage eviscerates the right-wing conservatives as he commits each of the Seven Deadly Sins himself (or tries to) and finds those everyday Americans who take particular delight in their sinful pursuits.  Among them:

  • Greed:  Gamblers reveal secrets behind outrageous fortune.
  • Lust: "We're swingers!"-you won't believe who's  doing it.
  • Anger: Texans shoot off some rounds and then listen to Dan fire off on his own about guns, gun  control, and the Second Amendment.

Combine a unique history of the Seven Deadly Sins, a new interpretation of the biblical stories of Sodom and Gomorrah, and enough Bill Bennett, Robert Bork, Pat Buchanan, Dr. Laura, and Bill O'Reilly bashing to more than make up for their incessant carping, and you've got the most provocative book of the fall.

About the Author

Dan Savage is the author of The Kid and Savage Love. The Kid was named by Entertainment Weekly as one of the ten Best Books of the Year. He is the author of the nationally syndicated column, "Savage Love" and the editor of The Stranger.

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Paul McFarland, July 17, 2007 (view all comments by Paul McFarland)
Just how do the seven deadly sins fare in modern America? Doing quite well, judging from this survey by Dan Savage. The author looks at everything from how the rich live to being a Jewish swinger. In his exploration, he finds us not quite as up tight as one would perhaps think. The book is, almost as a byproduct, a very funny look at the weaknesses of the flesh. The experiences of the author, a gay male, being repeatedly hit on at a convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Fat Acceptance by a number of BBW ? Big Beautiful Women is worth the price of the book in itself.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780525946755
Author:
Savage, Dan
Publisher:
Dutton Adult
Location:
New York
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Moral conditions
Subject:
Deadly sins
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Civil Rights
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
9
Publication Date:
October 10, 2002
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.24x6.28x1.08 in. 1.27 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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In Skipping Towards Gomorrah, Dan Savage eviscerates the right-wing conservatives as he commits each of the Seven Deadly Sins himself (or tries to) and finds those everyday Americans who take particular delight in their sinful pursuits.  Among them:

  • Greed:  Gamblers reveal secrets behind outrageous fortune.
  • Lust: "We're swingers!"-you won't believe who's  doing it.
  • Anger: Texans shoot off some rounds and then listen to Dan fire off on his own about guns, gun  control, and the Second Amendment.

Combine a unique history of the Seven Deadly Sins, a new interpretation of the biblical stories of Sodom and Gomorrah, and enough Bill Bennett, Robert Bork, Pat Buchanan, Dr. Laura, and Bill O'Reilly bashing to more than make up for their incessant carping, and you've got the most provocative book of the fall.

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