American Catholicism 50% OffApril 3, 2013 at 9:43 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment
Tags: "Tracing the Sign of the Cross", American Catholicism, Catholic culture wars, Culture Wars, James Carroll, marian ronan, Mary Gordon, Philip Jenkins, Richard Rodriguez, US Catholicism
A friend of mine recently published a book, and she’s doing a great job of marketing it–calling libraries, giving talks, getting people like me to review it.
Myself, I am terrible at marketing. It feels so pushy asking people to pay attention to my book, and by extension, me. This is precisely why I write–to avoid having to do such things.
But I am trying to emulate my friend. So here’s the deal: during the month of April, my book, Tracing the Sign of the Cross: Sexuality, Mourning, and the Future of American Catholicism, is on sale for 50% off. And since you read my blog, you know you’re interested in what I write about–in this case, the sex/gender conflicts within US Catholicism and how we might move beyond them. The book traces these conflicts and their possible resolution through fiction, memoirs, and essays by a number of noted U.S. Catholic writers, including James Carroll, the novelist Mary Gordon, and the gay Latino essayist Richard Rodriguez.
Regarding my book, Philip Jenkins of Penn State writes, Tracing the Sign of the Cross “is a genuinely pathbreaking book, offering an innovative interpretation of the worldview of contemporary American Catholics…offering valuable insight into the agendas, conscious or otherwise, of so many of those engaged in the culture wars that have raged within American Catholicism in recent decades.”
To read more about it, you can click on the Columbia University Press webpage, and to order it for $22.50 instead of $45.00, use the coupon code SALE when you check out.
There’s also an interview I did about the book in 2009 on the Columbia University Press webpage.