“I was raised Lutheran: Bible-believing, Jesus-loving Lutheran. But as an adult I tried everything: Pentecostals, Presbyterians, Episcopalians, Rock ‘n’ Roll Slackers 4 Jesus, Actors for Yahweh. Then I said, ‘Screw it’ and became a drunk and a slut. Well, a Lutheran slut–I slept with only two guys. Then I got sober and into AA, where they said I could pick whatever god I wanted. But I didn’t pick God; God picked me. I’ve known Him as long as I can remember.”
Disillusioned, disenfranchised, and disinterested in anything churchy, Susan E. Isaacs knew of only one thing to do when she hit spiritual rock bottom at age forty: She took God to couples counseling.
In this cuttingly poignant memoir, Susan chronicles her rocky relationship with the Almighty. And what begins with professional and personal heartbreak quickly snowballs into a middle-class white girl’s Dark Night of the Soul.
Susan Isaacs is the author of thirteen novels, including Compromising Positions, Shining Through, After All These Years, and As Husbands Go. She is a former editor of Seventeen and a freelance political speechwriter. She is chairman of the board of Poets & Writers and a past… More about Susan Isaacs