Living with a Wild God

In middle age, Barbara Ehrenreich ( and came across the journal she had kept during her tumultuous adolescence and set out to reconstruct that quest, which had taken her to the study of science and through a cataclysmic series of uncanny – or as she later learned to call them, “mystical”-experiences. A staunch atheist and rationalist, she has been profoundly shaken by the implications of her life-long search. Part memoir, part philosophical and spiritual inquiry, Living with a Wild God brings an older woman’s wry and erudite perspective to a young girl’s uninhibited musings on the questions that plague many of us. This book is likely to spark a lively and heated conversation about religion, spirituality, science and morality. It is also a literary achievement of some style.
256 pages in Granta Books paperback edition

First published 1 May 2014

ISBN 978-1783780136


Barbara Ehrenreich

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