Good Book: The Bizarre, Hilarious, Disturbing, Marvelous, and Inspiring Things I Learned When I Read Every Single Word of the Bib (Hardcover)

The Bizarre, Hilarious, Disturbing, Marvelous, and Inspiring Things I Learned When I Read Every Single Word of the Bib

By David Plotz

HarperTorch, 9780061374241, 322pp.

Publication Date: March 3, 2009

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Description

"Hilarious. . . . It's Cliff Notes for Scripture--screenplay by Plotz, story by God. . . . In the end, though, the book is made by the spirit of the writer." -- The New York Times Book Review

"Like the Bible itself, Good Book contains multitudes--it is by turns thought-provoking, funny, enlightening and moving." -- A. J. Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically

"Plotz is a genius writer." -- Franklin Foer, author of How Soccer Explains the World

A whip-smart, laugh-out-loud tour through the most important book in the world, a book most people have never read: the Bible.



Praise For Good Book: The Bizarre, Hilarious, Disturbing, Marvelous, and Inspiring Things I Learned When I Read Every Single Word of the Bib

“Irreverent. . . . Plotz’s hilarious exegeses will have you laughing out loud. Who knew the Bible was such a riot?”
-Time Out New York

“A bloody good book. . . . Very funny. . . . Priceless for those of all traditions who see value in posing unanswerable questions to each other, and to God himself.”
-The Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Highly entertaining.”
-The Jerusalem Post

“Like the Bible itself, Good Book contains multitudes—it is by turns thought-provoking, funny, enlightening and moving. In short, David Plotz’s book easily lives up to its name. Trust me, Thou shalt enjoy.”
-A. J. Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically

“Thanks to David Plotz’s amazing book, I will never have to read The Bible. When can he do this for Madame Bovary?”
-Andy Borowitz, author of The Borowitz Report

“Plotz is a genius writer. He can mine Genesis for new insights—and play the book of Job for laughs. He’s the perfect companion for a romp through the Bible: charmingly confessional, a deeply penetrating reader, and at complete ease relating ancient (often obscure) narratives to our modern condition.”
-Franklin Foer, author of How Soccer Explains the World

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