Monday, February 24, 2014
The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University by Kevin Roose
This is an even-keeled but personal piece of investigative reporting. Roose works as A.J. Jacobs' writing assistant, and you can tell that he's been well-trained and taught. I thought that he might be cynical and sarcastic and would poke fun at Liberty and its students and their beliefs. On the contrary, he is very respectful, open-minded, and is truly interested in getting to know people and what they think. He finds that Liberty students are humans who struggle with just like all of us.
This could have been a mean, mocking book but it is actually quite interesting and respectful. Nice job, Roose! What are you working on now???
Posted by Elaine at 3:56 PM