Living With a Wild God: A Non-Believer’s Search for the Truth about Everything

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Granta Publications, 1. maí 2014 - 237 síğur

Barbara Ehrenreich is an acclaimed social critic on both sides of the Atlantic, renowned for her trenchant, witty polemics, her pieces of journalism, and her trademark intelligence. She writes with unparalleled precision, insight and a rationalist's unwavering gaze.

But in middle age, she rediscovered the journal she had kept during her tumultuous adolescence, which records an event so strange that she had never, in all the intervening years, written or spoken about it. It was the kind of event that people call a 'mystical experience' - and to a steadfast atheist and rationalist, was nothing less than shattering.

In Living with a Wild God, Ehrenreich vividly explores her life-long quest to find 'the truth' about the universe and everything else, in an attempt to reconcile this cataclysmic, defining moment with her secular understanding of the world. The result is a profound reflection on science, religion and the human condition, and a personal insight into the inner life of one of our finest thinkers. It is a book that challenges us all to reassess our perceptions of the world and what it means to be alive.

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Umsögn notanda  - nicholasjjordan - LibraryThing

Ehrenreich is difficult to review. There are major strengths to reading her, because she always thinks well through complex and difficult problems, and she also is great at the craft of writing. What ... Read full review

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Umsögn notanda  - Iambookish - LibraryThing

Self-reflection is common when a person gets older or faces a serious illness, and that is what this book's main focus seems to be. Ehrenreich has a brilliant mind and some very deep thoughts and she ... Read full review

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BARBARA EHRENREICH is the author of fourteen books, including the bestselling Smile or Die and Nickel and Dimed. She writes regularly for Time, Harper's, the New York Times Magazine and various British newspapers including The Times and the Guardian. She lives in Virginia, USA.

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