Angry Conversations with God

  • by Susan Isaacs
  • Narrated by Susan Isaacs
  • 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Disillusioned, disenfranchised, and disinterested in anything churchy, Susan Isaacs knew of only one thing to do when she hit spiritual rock bottom at age 40....She took God to couples counseling.In this cuttingly poignant memoir, Susan Isaacs chronicles her rocky relationship with the Almighty - from early childhood to midlife crisis - and all the churches where she and God tried to make a home: Pentecostals, Slackers for Jesus, and the ├╝ber-intellectuals who turned everything, including the weekly church announcements, into a three-point sermon.Casting herself as the neglected spouse, Susan faces her inner nag and the ridiculous expectations she put on God - some her own, and some from her "crazy in-laws" at church.Originally staged as a solo show in New York and Los Angeles, Angry Conversations with God is a cheeky, heartfelt memoir that, even at its most scandalous, is still an affirmation of faith.


What the Critics Say

"God in couples counseling? Sounds sacrilegious, but in the adept hands of comedian, writer and actress Isaacs, it's a success....Isaacs goes on a Job-like search for explanations from God, but instead finds the problem to be her. She's funny, biting, earthy and brilliant." (Publishers Weekly)


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This book was extremely captivating. It's real. The author has been so courageous to expose her innermost struggles in such a vulnerable way. In the Christian world, it's filled with women who live on "lollipop" mountain. Everything is wonderful. Many artists like me have struggled with being able to relate to the sugar-coated Christian. All the conversations you have in your head with God about your doubts and fears are verbalized in Susan Isaac's book. It was comforting and inspiring to hear that I haven't been the only one asking God what appears to be trivial questions to a God that is interested in everything about you. Great book and great job to the author!
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- Leese-Calver

How easily annoyed are you?

I didn't like the author's style of reading. I kept on thinking, "I bet the author didn't want it to be read that way," and then remembering that the author narrates this one! I just think her voice is a little annoying. Preview before you buy.

As for the storyline, I can relate to the author in many ways, so that made it easier, but I still felt that I just wanted to tell her to chill out and stop being so crazy for most of the book. I think she took the drama of her seemingly normal life to an unnecessary level. She complains a lot.

I ended up giving it four stars because I don't regret listening to it. Some parts were truly funny and relatable.
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- Lisa "Mark Twain"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-05-2009
  • Publisher: Random House Audio