The New York Times bestselling author of Nickel and Dimed returns with a powerful memoir of her quest, beginning in childhood, to discover "the truth"-about the universe and everything else. In middle age, Barbara Ehrenreich came across the journal she had kept during her tumultuous adolescence and set out to reconstruct that quest, which had taken her to the study of science and through a cataclysmic series of uncanny-or as she later learned to call them, "mystical"-experiences. A staunch atheist and rationalist, she is profoundly shaken by the implications of her lifelong search. Part memoir, part philosophical and spiritual inquiry, Living with a Wild God brings an older woman's wry and erudite perspective to a young girl's uninhibited musings on the questions that, at one point or another, torment us all. Certain to be a classic, Living with a Wild God combines intellectual rigor with a frank account of the inexplicable, in Ehrenreich's singular voice, to produce a true literary achievement.
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"Barbara Ehrenreich is smart, forceful, and wryly entertaining, both in her writing and her narration. Best known for her social activism, Ehrenreich gives a peek into her personal life in this memoir. And what a life it is! She grew up with alcoholic, bickering parents, maternal mean-spiritedness, and an affinity for math and science despite being a girlÑbut the stridency of her tone dares the listener to even think about feeling sorry for her. Despite coming from several generations of working-class atheists, Ehrenreich has a mystical experience as a teenager that she records in her diary. In middle age, she rediscovers the diary, and it sets her on a spiritual and philosophical quest. The quest may wander a bit, but EhrenreichÕs performance is so honest and appealing that it demands attention. A.B. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"
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