Skipping Towards Gomorrah

Skipping Towards Gomorrah

The Seven Deadly Sins and the Pursuit of Happiness in America

Book - 2002
Average Rating:
Rate this:
2
Penguin Putnam
Dan Savage is irreverent, irrepressible, and opinionated. He's held his own on Politically Incorrect, told tales on This American Life, continues to write a beloved nationally syndicated column-and he's had it up to here (my hand is higher than my head) with the moral, conservative scolds who proclaim America is slouching towards Gomorrah (to use Robert Bork's phrase). Are we really that bad?

Yes, we are! And in Skipping Towards Gomorrah, Dan Savage eviscerates those cynics as he commits each of the Seven Deadly Sins himself (or tries to) and finds those everyday Americans who take particular delight in their sinful pursuits. Among them:

Greed: Gamblers reveal secrets behind outrageous fortune.
Lust: "We're swingers!"-you won't believe who's doing it.
Gluttony: Dan meets gluttons with attitude at a pro-fat conference.
Sloth: Leave it to Dan to find a way to celebrate this sin that will get him in trouble with his mother.
Anger: Texans shoot off some rounds and then listen to Dan fire off on his own about guns, control, and the Second Amendment.
Envy: Meet the rich-then be glad you're not one of them.
Pride: You'll never look at a gay pride parade the same way again.

Couple all this sinning with a unique history of the Seven Deadly Sins, a new interpretation of the biblical stories of Sodom and Gomorrah, and enough Bork, Bennett, Buchanan, et al, bashing to more than make up for their incessant carping, and you've got the most provocative book of the fall.

Baker & Taylor
An irreverent columnist attacks conservative critics who believe American morals to be declining, as he celebrates the seven deadly sins--greed, lust, gluttony, sloth, anger, envy, and pride--and those who delight in their sinful pursuits.

Blackwell North Amer
Dan Savage is irreverent, irrepressible, opinionated, and he's had it up to here with the moral, conservative scolds who proclaim America is slouching towards Gomorrah (to use Robert Bork's phrase). Are we really that bad?
Yes, we are! And in Skipping Towards Gomorrah, Dan Savage eviscerates those cynical screeds as he takes readers on a wickedly funny tour celebrating America's sinners. He commits each of the Seven Deadly Sins himself (or tries to) and finds those everyday Americans who take particular delight in their sinful pursuits.
Come along for the ride and learn a unique history of the Seven Deadly Sins, discover a new interpretation of the biblical stories of Sodom and Gomorrah, and read enough Bork-, Bennett-, Buchanan-, et al-bashing to more than make up for their incessant carping. If America is headed for the biblical bad-boy city of Gomorrah, Dan plans on skipping all the way.

Baker
& Taylor

An irreverent, opinionated columnist eviscerates conservative critics to celebrate the Seven Deadly Sins--Greed, Lust, Gluttony, Sloth, Anger, Envy, and Pride--and those who delight in their sinful pursuits. 25,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Dutton, c2002
ISBN: 9780525946755
0525946756
Branch Call Number: 306.0973 Sa92s
Characteristics: 302 p. ; 24 cm

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment
SPPL_János Mar 19, 2018

With conservatives increasingly trying to legislate what consenting adults do behind closed doors, the "Savage Love" columnist tours the country to meet the legions of "sinners" who lead happy, rational lives that are no threat to anybody. Each chapter focuses on one of the seven deadly sins. Overall, a hilarious journey with a timely defense of personal liberty.

m
Mortonjj
May 27, 2010

Amusing and interesting, recommended for any fans of Dan Savage.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...
No similar edition of this title was found at BPL.

Try searching for Skipping Towards Gomorrah to see if BPL owns related versions of the work.


  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top