I'm Perfect, You're Doomed: Tales from a Jehovah's Witness Upbringing

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Simon and Schuster, 3 mars 2009 - 352 pages
I'm Perfect, You're Doomed is the story of Kyria Abrahams's coming-of-age as a Jehovah's Witness -- a doorbell-ringing "Pioneer of the Lord." Her childhood was haunted by the knowledge that her neighbors and schoolmates were doomed to die in an imminent fiery apocalypse; that Smurfs were evil; that just about anything you could buy at a yard sale was infested by demons; and that Ouija boards -- even if they were manufactured by Parker Brothers -- were portals to hell. Never mind how popular you are when you hand out the Watchtower instead of candy at Halloween.

When Abrahams turned eighteen, things got even stranger. That's when she found herself married to a man she didn't love, with adultery her only way out. "Disfellowshipped" and exiled from the only world she'd ever known, Abrahams realized that the only people who could save her were the very sinners she had prayed would be smitten by God's wrath.

Raucously funny, deeply unsettling, and written with scorching wit and deep compassion, I'm Perfect, You're Doomed explores the ironic absurdity of growing up believing that nothing matters because everything's about to be destroyed.
 

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Kyria's memoir of her upbringing in the Jehovah's Witness church is fascinating, but I found it a little difficult to read. I think she's trying to come off as humorous (the back cover proclaims her a ... Consulter l'avis complet

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First, everything written in all the reviews here, from the 1 star reviews to the 5, are accurate. Now, to avoid the dreaded LT blue flag I guess I have to opine. I really, really enjoyed this book. It's like a fluffy, wry HBO comedy, except, with a solid tinge of sadness, reality.. Consulter l'avis complet

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Table des matières

Chapter
1
Chapter 2
19
Chapter 3
37
Chapter 4
51
Chapter 6
67
Chapter 7
80
Chapter 9
100
Chapter 11
121
Chapter 16
183
Chapter 18
209
Chapter 19
226
Chapter 20
243
Chapter 22
266
Chapter 24
291
Chapter 26
317
Glossary
331

Chapter 13
149
Chapter 15
167

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À propos de l'auteur (2009)

Kyria Abrahams was a regular columnist for Jest Magazine for several years, where she was featured alongside performers and writers from The Daily Show and Chappelle’s Show. As a standup comic, Comedy Central twice selected her as one of ten semi-finalists for the Boston Laugh Riots Competition. She has also been a repeat performer at alternative comedy shows like "Eating It" and "Invite them Up," as well as literary readings like "How to Kick People"--each of them places where the likes of Jon Stewart, Janeane Garafalo, Patton Oswalt, Fred Armisen, and David Cross have appeared. Raised in Providence, Rhode Island she now lives in Queens, New York.

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