Me of Little Faith

  • by Lewis Black
  • Narrated by Lewis Black
  • 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 60's 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 70's (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.


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great read

Ok, he is not the traditional religious writer, but he usually makes sense. I had the feeling he truely tried to respect the religious opinions of others, but was not drawn into their madness. Who would have thought that this man, this potty mouth man, could so articulate such a complex subject and still make me laugh. Well worth the time and money for this book.
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- Roberta


Black's customary energy and anger come through. He has moments in which he displays some of the angry humor that is so effective politically. But, ultimately, he's a man of more than a little faith. Like Mulder on the X-Files, he -wants- to believe, and he's coming up with justifications. Gullible ones. Really, if Lewis Black were reviewing his own book, he'd savage himself, particularly on the astrology and psychic sections.
On the other hand, there are genuine moments of hilarity and insight in here.
As a skeptic/non-believer who usually likes Black, I was disappointed - not because I disagreed with him, but because he just couldn't maintain any intellectual consistency. I'd expect more from him. But there were moments of entertainment, and I've had worse 5 hour blocks of my life while driving in the winter.

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- Kindle Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-07-2009
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio