Ridiculous Packaging: Or, my long strange journey from atheist to Episcopalian in two acts

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Karen Favreau is a Generation X seeker who has run the spiritual gamut. Raised Catholic, she lapsed into atheism and began a long, strange journey back to Christian faith. In Ridiculous Packaging she chronicles her trip, offering a humorous, non-preachy, and heartfelt memoir in which she attempts to decipher why a cynical, thirty-three year old atheist would open her heart and accept God's love after having spent an entire lifetime running away from him.

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Karen Favreau was born and raised in Gardner, Massachusetts. She received a Master's degree in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and works as a public library manager by day and freelance writer, musician and cartoonist by night. Karen's work has appeared in National Lampoon, the Greensboro News & Record, Discipleship Journal, and Funny Times. She hopes someday to become an Episcopal priest or the fourth member of the Dixie Chicks, whichever comes first.

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This memoir tells the story of 30-something Favreau's journey from Catholicism to atheism to Episcopalianism. She grew up in a Catholic home; in high school she got into drinking and eventually fell away from God and the church. She found her way to the University of Massachusetts (Amherst), where she graduated from beer to LSD (she now thinks that her drug use was an "attempt to recreate" church rituals—a sort of illicit holy communion). A few years of being an "unapologetic slacker" followed college, when Favreau drove a van for Kinko's, played a little guitar and decided rather suddenly to go to library school in Greensboro, N.C. There, she got sober—her first step on the road back to faith—dipped her toes into Buddhism, breezed through New Age spirituality and then had a "collision with God" that landed her, finally, at an Episcopal church. Now she finds herself wrestling with theology a tad more liberal than that of her Catholic childhood. Indeed, the last few chapters couch theological humdingers in autobiography: hermeneutics, sin, suffering, prayer, compassion. The book is marred by a few annoying writing tics, such as Favreau's penchant for scattering the phrase "But I digress...." Still, Favreau well represents Gen-X spirituality; she is frank about her doubts, and she is as interested in the journey as the destination. (May 15)
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