Jeff Sharlet’s The Family
/Family-Secret-Fundamentalism-Heart-American/dp/0060560053/?tag=killthebudd-20″>The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power and the Family’s links to the Sanford/Ensign scandals. I hope some of you’ll will explore the rest of the site, which offers a broad look at the varieties of religious experience, most of which are a lot sweeter than the brutal theology at the heart of the Family. Many of them are gathered in our new anthology, Believer, Beware: First-Person Dispatches from the Margins of Faith.
Meanwhile, here are some links to more about The Family:
—“Jesus Plus Nothing,” the Harper’s story that led to the book
—“The F-Word,” an excerpt on CounterPunch about the Family’s historical relationship to fascism
—“The Family,” last year’s radio interview for The Diane Rehm Show
—“America’s Secret Fundamentalists,” a review by one of my favorite critics, Robert Christgau
–An academic review in The Journal of American History
–Some more of my work is gathered here.
And, last and definitely least, a mildly vulgar but very honest reaction to the death of Michael Jackson, the affair of Mark Sanford, a new pair of shows, anti-Semitism, and the problems of book promotion, right here on KillingTheBuddha.com.
As you might imagine, I’d be delighted if you’d buy a copy of the book.
Jeff Sharlet is a founding editor of Killing the Buddha, coauthor with Peter Manseau of Killing the Buddha: A Heretic's Bible (2004) and co-editor of Believer, Beware (2009). Sharlet is also the author of Sweet Heaven When I Die, (2011), C Street, (2010), and the New York Times bestseller The Family (2008).