Ruining It For Everybody by Jim Knipfel

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Praised by The New York Times for his "wicked black humor" and by Thomas Pynchon for putting readers on "an extraordinary emotional ride," Jim Knipfel has written about the failings of his body (Slackjaw) and the failings of his mind (Quitting the Nairobi Trio).

Now, in his third-and finest-memoir, Knipfel looks unflinchingly at his soul, and comes to some surprising conclusions in this anti-spirituality spiritual manifesto.

About Jim Knipfel

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Jim Knipfel writes "Slackjaw," a column in The New York Press.
Published May 11, 2004 by Tarcher. 256 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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Childhood obsessions of a "blinding white light" and the crucifixion evolve, as demons continue to plague the adult Knipfel with seizures, blackouts, suicide attempts and the evil influences of his friend Grinch, a sociopath who tries to get Knipfel to burn down a building with him.

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If this third installment in Knipfel's literary-lowlife saga doesn't deliver the same hipster smack upside the head of his killer first volume, ''Slackjaw'' (in which he dwelt on his failing eyesight), or the second, ''Quitting the Nairobi Trio'' (in which he pondered his mental breakdowns),...

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