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Nothing: Something to Believe in


Nothing: Something to Believe in

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    Nica Lalli
"It's like this: all my friends are something. Stephanie is a Unitarian, Suzy is Jewish, Michelle is a Catholic, and Lucy is a Presbyterian. So I just want to know, what am I?" "We're nothing." My father was looking right at me: he had a pleasant, friendly kind of expression. "Nothing," he said again. In this intimate, funny, and sincere memoir, Lalli chronicles her experiences while confronting the broader issues of faith, tolerance, and respect in the confusing religious landscape of America. With touching humor, Lalli reflects on her childhood memories full of mishaps and misadventures as she tries to fit into communities populated with religions and true believers: bargains she makes with God to test his existence, "Jesus Freaks" intent on evangelizing at every opportunity, and teenage skiers more interested in Bible-thumping than hitting the slopes. In her adult life, her difficulties with religion continue as her family's spiritual ambivalence conflicts with a new, Christian in-law. In the end, Lalli finds the courage to define what she is rather than what she's not. By delving into these universal themes through the lens of family relationships and the culture of "God Bless America," Lalli finds that nothing is a philosophy to be embraced rather than feared.  
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  • PDF | 224 pages
  • Nica Lalli
  • Prometheus Books
  • Unknown
  • 7
  • Biographies Memoirs
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