Kirkus Reviews: A powerful, honest account

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…After spending the night in a car, she went for a walk at dawn and saw “the world [had] flamed into life.” A talented student (co-valedictorian in high school), especially in the sciences, Ehrenreich studied chemistry and physics in college and graduate school, a career path she abandoned during the era of Vietnam and civil […]

Publishers Weekly: STARRED Review

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Based on a notebook she started when she was 14 after a series of puzzling “dissociative” episodes that verged on the mystical, Ehrenreich, best-known for her polemics on issues of social justice (Bright-Eyed; Bait and Switch), fashions an intensely engrossing study of her early quest for “cosmic knowledge.” As a child of an upwardly mobile […]

Publishers Weekly—Most Anticipated Books of 2014

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Living with a Wild God: A Nonbeliever’s Search for the Truth About Everything by Barbara Ehrenreich (Twelve, April) – From the author ofNickel and Dimed, a quest, started in adolescence, to discover the Truth about the universe and everything else. –Publishers Weekly  (link)

The Philadelphia Inquirer: Spring Preview

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The 72-year-old feminist author and political activist, who describes herself as “a myth-buster by trade,” revisits the journal she kept as an adolescent, reexamining her life’s quest as a philosophical – and spiritual – journey. –The Philadelphia Inquirer See the Spring Preview here

Buzzfeed: Most anticipated 2014 titles

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“That was the deal, wasn’t it? We live out our little lives, then we die, but the payoff was supposed to be some glorious meaning, for anyone clever enough to find it, that would light up the sky, perhaps at the moment of death, like the aurora borealis, and redeem all the trivia and suffering. […]

The Atlantic: Managing a miracle

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“Now she has come up with the words, and I’m tempted to credit Ehrenreich with managing a miracle. But she resolutely avoids rhetoric in that “blubbery vein”—which is why her book is such a rare feat.” –The Atlantic (link)