Angry Conversations with God (Hardcover)

A Snarky but Authentic Spiritual Memoir

By Susan E. Isaacs

FaithWords, 9781599950624, 256pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2009

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (3/7/2011)

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Description

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 über-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.



About the Author

Susan E. Isaacs is a comedian, actress, and writer with many credits in TV, film, stage, and radio. She is an alumna of the Groundlings comedy troupe and contributing essayist for NPR's Weekend America. She has written specials for DirecTV & is a contributing essayist for "Sit N Spin" at the Comedy Central Stage and "Show and Tell" at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. Susan teaches screenwriting for the Act One Program and has spoken at PepperdineUniversity's Screenwriting Weekend, International Arts Movement, and Inter-Mission NY. She and her husband, Larry Wilson, live in Los Angeles. For more information, go to www.susanisaacs.net.


Praise For Angry Conversations with God: A Snarky but Authentic Spiritual Memoir

"If King David were a woman, and were funny, he'd be Susan Isaacs. And the thing about this book is it surprises you. There are lines in it you won't see coming. You'll be handing this book to somebody else about a month from now thinking, Maybe this will help them understand me. You'll do that because it helped you understand yourself first."

"Susan's brilliant comic idea of taking God to couples therapy is a terrific framework for the story of her personal journey of faith."

"Face it, folks, the church is made up of messed-up people all trying to deal with life. I appreciate writers like Susan who creatively face their issues with honesty and humor. ANGRY CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD is a really fun read."