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Book Buying Instructions from God

Some very nice things that have been written about Killing the Buddha editor Jeff Sharlet’s new book, Sweet Heaven When I Die. You should probably buy it if you don’t want to piss off God. Also, if you want to piss off God? Same deal. This book goes both ways. “The book belongs to the…

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Jeff Sharlet Fall Book Tour

Following are some of the events I’ll be doing this fall in support of my new book, Sweet Heaven When I Die, and around other topics. I’ll probably be adding a few more. Bookstores interested in hosting an event should contact my publicist, Whitney Peeling, at whitney.peeling at gmail.com. Universities, colleges, and other organizations should…

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Calling Vermont & New Hampshire

Vermonters, New Hampshirites, and all the fish in the river in between: Please join me Wednesday, September 21, at Norwich Books in Norwich, Vermont, for true stories from my new book, Sweet Heaven When I Die, which has won me comparisons to Joan Didion (good), Norman Mailer (bad), and John McPhee (WASP). I’ll be discussing…

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Obey the Beast

If you’re a regular reader of the Killing the Buddha blog, you already know about how KtB contributor Brook Wilensky-Lanford, author of Paradise Lust, gave a lovely review in The Boston Globe to KtB emeritus-type Jeff Sharlet’s new book, Sweet Heaven When I Die. Now Brook and Jeff, who’ve never met in real life, meet…

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Lofro the Pirate Hearts Sweet Heaven

Killing the Buddha contributor Eric Scott, aka @lofrothepirate, “a voice for 2nd gen paganism” — and for general all-around wit, empathy, and telling detail — tweets his review of Killing the Buddha mothball Jeff Sharlet’s new book, Sweet Heaven When I Die: Faith, Faithlessness, and the Country In Between. You catch that trick? They’re both…

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For Every Life Saved

The last Yiddish writer. A story from the newest book to come out of KtB, Sweet Heaven When I Die.