What do you do when you're 40 years old and at spiritual rock bottom? You take God to couple's counseling to find out what's wrong with your relationship! Casting herself as the neglected spouse, comedian and NPR essayist Isaacs faces her "inner nag" and offers a running commentary on the ridiculous expectations she puts on God. Faith-affirming! Hardcover.
God in couples counseling? Sounds sacrilegious, but in the adept hands of comedian, writer and actress Isaacs, its a success. Isaacs reached bottom at age 40: no job, no boyfriend, no home. Of course, she blamed God. So off they went to counseling with the ever-patient therapist Rudy. Isaacs moves easily between recounting her life story and her counseling sessions. She describes encounters with the Nice Jesus of her Lutheran upbringing; the Oakie Pentecostal church and the militant counselor; the Rock-n-Roll church and the Orthopraxy, Dude church, plus her rocky acting career and her love life, including guilt-ridden sex and Mostly Mister Right. Isaacs readily admits to being snarky, but shes honest about her quest and its conclusion: I saw now all too clearly why I had married God: for the power and the glory. For the money. Isaacs goes on a Job-like search for explanations from God, but instead finds the problem to be her. Shes funny, biting, earthy and brilliant. (Mar. 12)Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
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