AirTalk for April 13, 2010

Faith, Interrupted: losing your religion

Mercer 7085

Knopf

Faith, Interrupted: A Spiritual Journey

As the son of an Episcopal priest, faith played an important role in writer Eric Lax's life growing up. During the Vietnam War, Lax's beliefs even moved him to become a conscientious objector. But over the years he slowly drifted away from those religious convictions, and he struggled to understand why. In his memoir Faith, Interrupted, Lax examines his personal spiritual journey as well as the experience of grappling with long-held beliefs.

Guest:


Eric Lax, author of the memoir Faith, Interrupted: A Spiritual Journey (Knopf). His other works include biographies on Woody Allen and Humphrey Bogart, and his writing has appeared in The Atlantic and The New York Times


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