Me of Little Faith

Lewis Black, Author Riverhead $23.95 (256p) ISBN 978-1-59448-994-5

Readers already familiar with Black as a loud-mouthed regular on The Daily Show will be delighted to find he rants just as well on the page as he does in person. Here, he homes in on religion, which he thinks is taken too seriously and therefore is “open to ridicule.” Black may not care a whit about propriety, but he’s serious about waxing comedic about every religion-related angle he can dig up. No one is safe from his dark humor—the Catholic Church, Mormons, people who commit suicide in the name of faith, Jews, and of course Jesus and God are popular topics. Black’s essays consistently deliver zingers, like his speculation in “The Rapture” about how, “If Jesus returns to earth... he better have one hell of a website,” since he’d have to compete with all the “drug-addled young starlets”—not to mention online porn. For those not easily offended, who can stomach the F-word every other paragraph or so, Black’s irreverence is laugh-out-loud funny. The chapters are short, some extremely so, and perfect for a good laugh—before bedtime prayers, of course. (June 3)

Reviewed on: 04/21/2008
Release date: 06/01/2008
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