Ours is the decade of memoirs, especially faith memoirs. I think of Anne Lamott’s uproarious and serious stories, but many are following her path to tell the honest-to-goodness of one’s life. I think of Susan Isaac’s genuine, sometimes heart-breaking and other times just leg-slapping funny, personal memoir called Angry Conversations with God: A Snarky but Authentic Spiritual Memoir
. Susan is an actress and writer, has appeared on Seinfeld, and has a story to tell.
Anyway, Susan’s relationship with God was so bad she knew “they” (she and God) had to see a therapist to work things out. Hence, her story which combines both simple and clear prose as well as some screen writing of her own one-person act.
If Susan’s story is honest, Jason Boyett’s is too: O Me of Little Faith: True Confessions of a Spiritual Weakling . This is one of those rare books about doubt that is true — some magnify doubt in order to make faith look better. Jason’s story is one that you might be saying “Get out of this and tell us the bright side.” He doesn’t because he can’t. That’s one of the best compliments one can give a book like this.