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book.jpgMission to America (Doubleday)

Walter Kirn uses comedy the way a magician uses sleight-of-hand. His hilarity conceals sadness, his levity masks gravity. Here, we talk about American spirituality and how it often manifests itself as naíve nonsense before transforming into perilous disregard for life.

Read an excerpt from Mission to America.

Mission to America

Walter Kirn

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Michael Silverblatt

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