My Mormon Life; A Boy's Struggle With Polygamy, Magic Underwear,and Racism [NOOK Book]

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My Mormon Life tells the story of a boy, raised as a Mormon, who struggles with the beliefs of the church, which seem in conflict with reality. Follow this boy's journey on a tour of Mormonism: baptism of the dead, Mormon underwear, golden plates, and polygamy. All aspects this religion that make it unique are explored, often to humorous effect, until, the young mind crashes into Mormon racism.

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My Mormon Life; A Boy's Struggle With Polygamy, Magic Underwear,and Racism

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Overview

My Mormon Life tells the story of a boy, raised as a Mormon, who struggles with the beliefs of the church, which seem in conflict with reality. Follow this boy's journey on a tour of Mormonism: baptism of the dead, Mormon underwear, golden plates, and polygamy. All aspects this religion that make it unique are explored, often to humorous effect, until, the young mind crashes into Mormon racism.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940032899662
  • Publisher: James Sanbourne
  • Publication date: 10/21/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 248,957
  • File size: 403 KB

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  • Posted January 25, 2012

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    Highly Recommended

    As a general rule, I read one to three non-fiction books a week. Sometimes less, sometimes more. Occasionally, I will run across a real ‘page turner’. This was the case with My Mormon Life. The subject matter was so intriguing and the writing was so engaging that it kept my interest at a high level throughout the book.
    James Sanbourne’s story of his youth and the Mormon faith was written in the roller coaster style of being very funny in one paragraph and then crushing you with extreme sadness in the next. While the humor is subtle, it greatly enhanced the book. And while the sadness was evident, it was not done in a ‘pity party’ style.
    For those who are simply interested in reading an expose of the secret Mormon religion and life style, this is an excellent place to start. You’ll find a plethora of information regarding tithes, authority, racism and even underwear. Beyond the basis of the book, this peek behind the curtain provides a decent edification of these ‘peculiar people’.
    For this reviewer, the most powerful portion of the book was Sanbourne’s struggle with the fantastical stories of the Mormon genesis. Rather than blind acceptance of the dogma, his intellectual and rebellious mind eventually begins to raise serious questions. Following this tortured journey of revelation was an enthralling part of the story.
    As a minor suggestion, I would have liked for the conclusion of the book to contain an epilogue that gave a short summary of where the author is in his current life. Did he get married and have children? What faith does he practice nowadays if any? At the end of the book, you become so invested in the author that you really want to know how life is treating him in adulthood.
    I highly recommend this book.
    Michael L. Gooch, Author of Wingtips with Spurs.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2013

    Nice book.

    This book would have benefitted from an editor and the ending was quite abrupt. That aside it was a fairly well -written book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2012

    Well told

    A bit of humor mixed in with a realistic story of a childhood that must have been tough. Abrupt ending, though.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2012

    Informative, but oddly written.

    There was a lot of good information in this book, but the poor paragraph structure and his tendency to use run on sentences had me skimming instead of reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2012

    Interesting

    I liked it.

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