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Living with a Wild God

A Nonbeliever's Search For The Truth About Everything

By Barbara Ehrenreich

From the New York Times bestselling author of Nickel and Dimed comes a brave, frank, and exquisitely written memoir that will change the way you see the world.

Barbara Ehrenreich is one of the most important thinkers of our time. Educated as a scientist, she is an author, journalist, activist, and advocate for social justice. In LIVING WITH A WILD GOD, she recounts her quest-beginning in childhood-to find "the Truth" about the universe and everything else: What's really going on? Why are we here? In middle age, she rediscovered the journal she had kept during her tumultuous adolescence, which records an event so strange, so cataclysmic, that she had never, in all the intervening years, written or spoken about it to anyone. It was the kind of event that people call a "mystical experience"-and, to a steadfast atheist and rationalist, nothing less than shattering.

In LIVING WITH A WILD GOD, Ehrenreich reconstructs her childhood mission, bringing an older woman's wry and erudite perspective to a young girl's impassioned obsession with the questions that, at one point or another, torment us all. The result is both deeply personal and cosmically sweeping-a searing memoir and a profound reflection on science, religion, and the human condition. With her signature combination of intellectual rigor and uninhibited imagination, Ehrenreich offers a true literary achievement-a work that has the power not only to entertain but amaze.

Format: Book
Author: Ehrenreich, Barbara
Summary: "In middle age, 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 life-long 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. Ehrenreich's most personal book ever will spark a lively and heated conversation about religion and spirituality, science and morality, and the "meaning of life." 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Living with a wild God : a nonbeliever's search for the truth about everything / Barbara Ehrenreich.
Publisher Date: New York : Twelve, 2014.
Subject: Ehrenreich, Barbara. Women authors, American -- Biography. Self-actualization (Psychology) -- Biography. Philosophy and religion -- Biography. BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs. BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women.
Isbn: 9781455501762 (hardback) 145550176X (hardback)
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Format: Book
Author: Ehrenreich, Barbara.
Summary: "In middle age, 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 life-long 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. Ehrenreich's most personal book ever will spark a lively and heated conversation about religion and spirituality, science and morality, and the "meaning of life." 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Living with a wild God : a nonbeliever's search for the truth about everything / Barbara Ehrenreich.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Twelve, 2014.
Description: 237 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects: Ehrenreich, Barbara.
Subjects: Women authors, American -- Biography.
Subjects: Self-actualization (Psychology) -- Biography.
Subjects: Philosophy and religion -- Biography.
Subjects: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs.
Subjects: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women.
LCCN: 2013038766
ISBN: 9781455501762 (hardback)
ISBN: 145550176X (hardback)
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Available Copies: 2
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Call Number: B Ehrenreich