Reborn in the USA: An Englishman's Love Letter to His Chosen Home

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Price
$27.99  $25.75
Publisher
Dey Street Books
Publish Date
Pages
336
Dimensions
5.7 X 8.8 X 1.3 inches | 1.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062958693

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About the Author

Redeemed from the outlaw biker world, Roger Bennett has been transformed by Christ into a dynamic preacher and teacher of God's Word. He is the author of What the Church Should Know: Lessons from an Outlaw Biker, The Altar, and The Road to Spiritual Growth. Pastor Bennett and his wife, Donna, reside in central Michigan where they minister at the Chippewa Lake Community Church. Pastor Bennett can be contacted at [email protected]

Reviews

Bennett might be the only writer alive who can weave childhood obsessions with both the Super Bowl-winning Chicago Bears and Tracy Chapman into a singular coming of age story. Reborn in the USA is a poignant, rollicking read, reminding us not only of what it means to pursue the American dream, but what that dream should--and still can--represent.--Mina Kimes, NFL Analyst and Senior Writer, ESPN
What's most compelling about this book is the way it shifts the view of how we're supposed to think about the United States. It's a British projection of late 20th century America that's now rejected by most Americans and assumed to be false. Yet what people in American have been conditioned to view as an illusion was wholly genuine to Roger Bennett, and this memoir is a remarkable reminder that perception is not merely a form of historical reality. Perception is all that we have.--Chuck Klosterman, bestselling author of But What If We're Wrong? and Chuck Klosterman X
Reborn in the USA is about a kid who grows up in the North of England, yearning to be an American in all its terrible glory. But it's really about so much more. Hilariously written from Roger Bennett's wry and thoughtful perspective, this book is a universal story of growing up and trying to figure out who you are in the world. A time capsule but also a timeless coming of age tale.--Nick Kroll, co-creator of Big Mouth, Netflix
"It may not have been your teenage fever dream to leave your dull, rainy hometown in England to move to the land of neon, MTV, and the NFL. But it was Roger Bennett's, and lucky for us, we get to read about it in hilarious, excruciating, and ultimately uplifting detail in (Re)Born in the USA. A book that celebrates growing up, popular culture, and, the universality of needing to become the person you're meant to be." --Nora McInerny, bestselling author of It's Okay to Laugh (Crying Is Cool Too) and creator of the Terrible, Thanks for Asking podcast
What makes Reborn in the USA so special is the storytelling: Bennett's hilarious, keenly observed, and deeply moving memoir reminds us that dreams can come true--if not always quite in the way we dreamt them. A wonderful book about coming-of-age in the 1980s, dreaming of a different life, and falling in love with an idea of a place--and then with the place itself.--John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars and Turtles All the Way Down
Entertaining... Bennett is good-natured, self-deprecating, and wryly observant throughout... A three-cheers homage to an America that, Bennett suggests, is returning to its open-arms promise of days past.--Kirkus Reviews
"How many worlds can one bloke conquer? When that bloke is a warm hearted, funny, smart and hilarious storyteller named Roger Bennett, the answer seems to be: as many as he wants. This book, part memoir part love letter to his adopted home country of the United States, Reborn in the USA captivated me from first page to last."--Brian Koppelman, co-creator and showrunner, Billions