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TN Read-Along #16: Jesus Freaks

Submitted by on October 11, 2012 – 9:30 AM7 Comments

“Back it up, freaks.”

Update, 11 October, 3 PM: We’ll be at the Sackett, unsurprisingly located at 661 Sackett St. between 4th and 5th Aves., Brooklyn. It’s the shortest of hops from the outbound R train, or take anything that goes to Atlantic/Pacific and walk down. Look for the discussion thread next Monday!

Our next Read-Along book is Jesus Freaks: A True Story of Murder and Madness on the Evangelical Edge, by Don Lattin. You can buy a hard copy here (the used verzh in hardcover is just a penny), and it’s also Kindleable.

Looks like a pretty quick read, so let’s set a short date: Wednesday 17 October, 7 PM — in person. Oh yes, ladies and germs. Cocktails and the Lord. (Or coffee and the Lord.) Let’s hang out with both! Deets to follow, but if you’re local, could you let me know how you feel about the time (too early, too late) and the location? My ass, she is lazy, so I’m going to keep it in Brooklyn, but if everyone’s 212 around here I can move it closer to Manhattan.

Let me know your 20, watch this space for more deets, and let’s get our (Jesus) freak on.




  • MinglesMommy says:

    I read this one… whoo hoo, for once I’m ahead of the game. Looking forward to the comments!

  • Jen S 1.0 says:

    Even though Wednesday is my day off, Seattle to NY is a bit of a trudge, so I’ll be there in spirit. Cocktail spirits! And Jesus! I am a riot, I am!

  • SolitaryBlue says:

    I really want to go! Unfortunately I’m in Atlanta, though, so I’ll also be there in spirit. I’m looking forward to the discussion on this one.

  • c8h10n4o2 says:

    I already have the book in paper, so that’s not a problem. I’m just worried about the deadline because Netflix added all the seasons of Alias to their streaming titles yesterday, and I’m going all Spydaddy crazy here.

    Also, since you recommend it so much, The Gift of Fear is on the Kindle monthly 100 sale books for super cheap through October. I think it’s like $3.

  • Carolyn says:

    I can’t make it tonight (in part, because I haven’t had a chance to read the book), but I think an in-person bar book meet-up is great and would love to come in the future, if it’s okay to come as a rare commentator, though regular reader.

  • Sarah D. Bunting says:

    It’s okay to come along even if you don’t care about the book at all! I’d like to do more of these in the future, and we can have different “activities” that are just an excuse for us all to hang out. Sewing circle, shuffleboard, whatevs.

  • Sarah D. Bunting says:

    And a lovely time was had by both! (I owe you a drink, don’t forget.)

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