Me of Little Faith
What do we believe? And in God's name why? Lewis Black has the answers. Or at least his answers. He survived Hebrew school and a bar mitzvah (barely), was a sixties college student who saw the parallels between religious rapture and drug-induced visions (even if none of his friends did),... show more
What do we believe? And in God's name why? Lewis Black has the answers. Or at least his answers. He survived Hebrew school and a bar mitzvah (barely), was a sixties college student who saw the parallels between religious rapture and drug-induced visions (even if none of his friends did), explored the self-actualization movement of the seventies (and the self-indulgence it engendered), and turned a cynical eye toward politicians who don the cloak of religious rectitude to cover up their own hypocrisy. What he learned about the inconsistencies and peculiarities of religion infuriated Black, and in Me of Little Faith they get his full comic attention. In a series of comedic inquiries, Black explores how the rules and constraints of religion have affected his life and the lives of us all. Hilarious experiences with rabbis, Mormons, gurus, psychics, and even the joy of a perfect round of golf give Black the chance to expound upon what we believe and why—in the language of a shock jock and with the heart of an iconoclast.
Publish date: June 3rd 2008
Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
This one got a little strange at the end, but all in all it made a lot of sense to me. I enjoyed that it was read by the author. I will have to find his list of reasons why he does/doesn't believe in God. That was pretty funny.
If you like Lewis Black, whether from his stand-up comedy or from his work at The Daily Show, then you will probably like this book. I did not rate it higher because it does slow a bit at the end. However, it is worth reading. Black combines humor with memoir and commentary to reflect on his relatio...
I find that reading a book written by a comedian is a hit and miss proposition. Sometimes the humor comes as much from the delivery as the material so it loses something in book form (see, for example Jon Stewart's Naked Pictures of Famous People). I didn't have that problem at all with this book....
Not the greatest, and not all that funny, but he is terribly candid, and he makes some observations about religion that ought to make believers think hard about why they believe. Of course, most seriously religious people won't bother to read a book like this, more's the pity.Here are some great tru...