Sex, Mom, and God

A Religiously Obsessed Sexual Memoir (or a Sexually Obsessed Religious Memoir)
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.20 hours)
Product Number: Z100103007
Released: Oct 13, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781469090276
Narrator/s: Frank Schaeffer
Publisher: Gildan Media, Inc
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Description

"Mom was a much nicer person than her God. There are many biblical regulations about everything from beard-trimming to menstruating. Mom worked diligently to recast her personal-hygiene-obsessed God in the best light." Alternating between laugh-out-loud scenes from his childhood and acidic ruminations on the present state of an America he and his famous fundamentalist parents helped create, bestselling author Frank Schaeffer asks what the Glenn Becks and the Rush Limbaughs and the paranoid fantasies of the "right-wing echo chamber" are really all about. Here's a hint: sex. The unforgettable central character in Sex, Mom, and God is the author's far-from-prudish evangelical mother, Edith, who sweetly but bizarrely provides startling juxtapositions of the religious and the sensual thoughout Schaeffer's childhood. She was, says Frank Schaeffer, "the greatest illustration of the Divine beauty of Paradox I've encountered...? fundamentalist living a double life as a lover of beauty who broke all her own judgmental rules in favor of creativity." Charlotte Gordon, the award-winning author of Mistress Bradstreet, calls Sex, Mom, and God "a tour de force...?arah Palin, 'The Family,' Anne Hutchinson, adultery, abortion, homophobia, Uganda, Ronald Reagan, B. B. King, Billy Graham, Hugh Hefner-it's all here. This is the kind of book I did not want to end."

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Author(s): Frank Schaeffer
Original Publish Date: Jun 28, 2011

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