Frank Schaeffer Presents His Memoir, Sex, Mom & God
September 16, 2011
On Tuesday, September 27, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., New York Times best-selling author Frank Schaeffer, the son of the late evangelist Francis Schaeffer,uses his life as a lens through which to view a larger narrative, the rightward lurch of American politics since the 1970s, when he presents Sex, Mom & God.
The central character is Schaeffer's far-from-prudish evangelical mother, Edith, who sweetly but bizarrely provides startling juxtapositions of the religious and the sensual throughout Schaeffer's childhood. According to Schaeffer, she was "the greatest illustration of the Divine beauty of Paradox I've encountered - a fundamentalist living a double life as a lover of beauty who broke all her own judgmental rules in favor of creativity."
Through hilarious scenes from his youth and acidic ruminations on the present state of an America he and his famous fundamentalist parents, helped create, Schaeffer attempts to discern what the leading right-wingers and the paranoid fantasies of their "echo chamber" are really about.
Admission is free. A 6 p.m. reception precedes the presentation. RSVP online or call 816.701.3407.