New Meetup: Book Group: I'm Perfect, You're Doomed

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Sent on: Monday, January 25, 2010 11:35 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry!

What: Book Group: I'm Perfect, You're Doomed

When: Sunday, February 28,[masked]:00 PM

The Unitarian Church in Charleston
4 Archdale St.
Charleston, SC 29401

At the February meeting of the SHL Book Group, we'll discuss I'm Perfect, You're Doomed: Tales from a Jehovah's Witness Upbringing by Kyria Abrahams.

When Abrahams was growing up, her world was neatly divided between those who would live forever in a paradise on earth and all the "worldly" people her Jehovah's Witness family prayed for. Her congregation forbade Christmas and Halloween, aggressively shunned anyone who left the fold and taught children that birthday parties were of the devil. For kicks in her early teens, Abrahams would go witnessing door-to-door with her pal Lisa, a die-hard J-Dub. This acerbic, witty memoir chronicles the first 23 years of Abraham's life with candor and a good dose of comedy. Unlike other memoirs written by the disenchanted, Abrahams musters some affection for her decent but screwed-up family, and even for the religion itself.

The book is currently bargain-priced on Amazon at $10, and second-hand copies are available for even less. At the moment, one copy is available in the Charleston library system.

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