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Living With A Wild God

A Memoir
Ehrenreich, Barbara (Book - 2014)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Living With A Wild God
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"In middle age, Ehrenreich came across the journal she had kept during her tumultuous adolescence and set out to reconstruct that quest, which had taken her to the study of science and through a cataclysmic series of uncanny-or as she later learned to call them, "mystical"-experiences. A staunch atheist and rationalist, she is profoundly shaken by the implications of her life-long search. Part memoir, part philosophical and spiritual inquiry, LIVING WITH A WILD GOD brings an older woman's wry and erudite perspective to a young girl's uninhibited musings on the questions that, at one point or another, torment us all. Ehrenreich's most personal book ever will spark a lively and heated conversation about religion and spirituality, science and morality, and the "meaning of life." Certain to be a classic, LIVING WITH A WILD GOD combines intellectual rigor with a frank account of the inexplicable, in Ehrenreich's singular voice, to produce a true literary achievement"-- Provided by publisher.
Authors: Ehrenreich, Barbara
Title: Living with a wild God
a memoir
Publisher: New York :, Twelve,, 2014
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: 237 pages ; 24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: "In middle age, Ehrenreich came across the journal she had kept during her tumultuous adolescence and set out to reconstruct that quest, which had taken her to the study of science and through a cataclysmic series of uncanny-or as she later learned to call them, "mystical"-experiences. A staunch atheist and rationalist, she is profoundly shaken by the implications of her life-long search. Part memoir, part philosophical and spiritual inquiry, LIVING WITH A WILD GOD brings an older woman's wry and erudite perspective to a young girl's uninhibited musings on the questions that, at one point or another, torment us all. Ehrenreich's most personal book ever will spark a lively and heated conversation about religion and spirituality, science and morality, and the "meaning of life." Certain to be a classic, LIVING WITH A WILD GOD combines intellectual rigor with a frank account of the inexplicable, in Ehrenreich's singular voice, to produce a true literary achievement"-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN: 9781455501762
Statement of Responsibility: Barbara Ehrenreich
Subject Headings: Ehrenreich, Barbara Women authors, American Biography Self-actualization (Psychology) Biography Philosophy and religion Biography BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs. bisacsh BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women. bisacsh BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Religious
Topical Term: Women authors, American
Self-actualization (Psychology)
Philosophy and religion
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Personal Memoirs
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Women
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Personal Memoirs
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Women
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Religious
LCCN: 2013038766
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Sep 18, 2014
  • sawiley rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Ehrenreich is an engaging and accessible writer providing an account of her adolescence which is intelligent, relatable, vulnerable and often humorous. I highly recommend it for women who were sheltered or religious as children, as well as women in male dominated fields. As a person who was and is all three of those things, I found the memoir impossible to put down.

Aug 19, 2014
  • KateHillier rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

It's best to go into this expecting a memoir and not let the title mislead you. I was with it when were were talking history, philosophy, and metaphysics and then felt like I was being subjected to a really long tangent when the author would discuss her family history and her personal life and all that stuff. The writing is engaging though, I love her little asides to her younger self and how frustrated she is at young her for not recording things properly, but it is a memoir before it is anything else.

Jun 06, 2014
  • GummiGirl rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The teenage metaphysical musings didn't do much for me. But otherwise it's a good enough memoir, and having enjoyed many of the author's other writings, I was interested in learning about her early life. I particularly liked the parts about her scientific education.

May 09, 2014
  • MaxineML rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A fascinating memoir! Ehrenreich is a scientist, and this is a book of her struggle to integrate the unexplained in her life within her worldview - without resorting to religion. She's a wonderful writer - truly a great read!

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