Sweet Heaven When I Die: Faith, Faithlessness, and the Country in Between

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Product Details

Price
$15.95
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
Pages
288
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.2 X 0.8 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780393344233

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About the Author

Jeff Sharlet is a contributing editor for Vanity Fair and best-selling author or editor of seven books, including The Family, adapted into a Netflix documentary series. He is the winner of the National Magazine Award for Reporting, the Molly Ivins Prize, and the Outspoken Award, among other honors. He is the Frederick Sessions Beebe '35 Professor in the Art of Writing at Dartmouth College and lives in Vermont.

Reviews

Sharp and intimate.
the fierce rhythms of the blues.
The book belongs to the tradition of long-form, narrative journalism best exemplified by writers such as Joan Didion, John McPhee, Norman Mailer and Sharlet's contemporary David Samuels. Sharlet deserves a place alongside such masters, for he has emerged as a master investigative stylist and one of the shrewdest commentators on religion's underexplored realms.--Michael Washburn
For Sharlet, the story of American religion is not a polarized one of fundamentalists vs. secularists. It's a vast landscape, and each essay in his remarkable new collection of literary journalism explores a different crag or cranny of it.... There's no better guide to this 'country in between.'--Brook Wilensky-Lanford
Superb... Compelling... Stunning... A fine book, by a deeply thoughtful writer.--Steve Yarbrough
A Must-Read.... Brilliant portraits of the religious fringe...fleshed out in lush three-dimensional detail--a lifetime in a dozen pages, a biography distilled to its purest elements.... Sharlet impresses with his ability to mine the common humanity that lingers in even the most radically minded thinkers.