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Raised a born-again agnostic, Robin Chotzinoff had no interest in religion—and practically no experience in it— until she turned forty. When she suddenly discovered a belief in God, she had no idea what to do next.

In Holy Unexpected she describes her journey from a privileged New York childhood through years of unhappiness, drugs, and drift. She investigates what she believed in before she believed in God (the healing power of junk food, music, psychopharmacology), and how a happy marriage impelled her toward a higher power. When she discovers that Judaism embraces arguing with God, hot sex, and acts as opposed to beliefs, she embarks on a journey to reconstruct her Jewish heritage and forge a relationship with her faith.

Robin wrestles with the meaning of Torah, discovers how to keep the Sabbath and still go to Walmart for duct tape, and learns to pray while snowboarding. But her real education in the meaning of Judaism occurs as she rides the ups and downs of day-to-day life, and prepares both for her bat mitzvah and for her father's death.

Writing with enormous humor and intimacy, Chotzinoff takes readers on an unexpected religious journey lit by humor and grace.

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Raised as agnostic, Chotzinoff had no interest in religion until she turned 40 years old. When she discovers that Judaism embraces arguing with God and acts as opposed to beliefs, she embarks on a journey to reconstruct her Jewish heritage. In this irreverent, funny, and poignant account, Chotzinoff describes her mid-life spiritual awakening.

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An irreverent, funny, poignant account of a mid-life spiritual awakening

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Raised a born-again agnostic, Robin Chotzinoff had no interest in religion--and practically no experience in it--until she turned forty. When she suddenly discovered a belief in God, she had no idea what to do next. In

About the Author

Robin Chotzinoff is the author of People With Dirty Hands: The Passion for Gardening, and People Who Sweat. An award-winning columnist and writer at Denver's alternative weekly Westword and at The Denver Post, her writing has also appeared in Outside, The New York Times Magazine, Food and Wine, and Garden Design, among other publications. She has recently moved to Austin, Texas.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781586485023
Subtitle:
How I Became an Unorthodox Jew
Author:
Chotzinoff, Robin
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Judaism - General
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography-Religious
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20080304
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 9 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Raised as agnostic, Chotzinoff had no interest in religion until she turned 40 years old. When she discovers that Judaism embraces arguing with God and acts as opposed to beliefs, she embarks on a journey to reconstruct her Jewish heritage. In this irreverent, funny, and poignant account, Chotzinoff describes her mid-life spiritual awakening.
"Synopsis" by ,
An irreverent, funny, poignant account of a mid-life spiritual awakening
"Synopsis" by , Raised a born-again agnostic, Robin Chotzinoff had no interest in religion--and practically no experience in it--until she turned forty. When she suddenly discovered a belief in God, she had no idea what to do next. In
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