25 Oct '13, 7pm

Here's the 50th #LifeStories podcast! Richard Rodriguez discusses his "spiritual autobiography," Darling:

Here's the 50th #LifeStories podcast! Richard Rodriguez discusses his "spiritual autobiography," Darling:

Though billed as a “spiritual autobiography,” Richard Rodriguez’s Darling might more accurately be described as a collection of essays that combine autobiographical elements with contemplation of a set of major religious concepts—from the ways in which 9/11 created in Rodriguez an awareness of the common ground shared by the three “desert religions” (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) to a nuanced unpacking of his friendship with one woman that leads to a new understanding of his relationship as a gay man to straight women and, through them, to the feminist movement and to the Catholic Church in which he remains a faithful member. Once you’ve joined me for a half-hour or so in conversation with Rodriguez, I hope you’ll be inspired to spend more time with him through the printed page.

Full article: http://beatrice.com/wordpress/2013/10/25/life-stories-50-...

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