The Enigma of Anger by Garret Keizer
Essays on a Sometimes Deadly Sin

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Rage, resentment, envy, jealousy, and hatred— these emotions seem to dominate our times. They rule our highways, our workplaces, our homes, and our hearts.

In this provocative book of essays, writer Garret Keizer considers anger in all its baffling forms. Poignantly aware of his own temper, and of his ties to a religion that glorifies meekness, the author looks at anger as a paradox in our struggle to remain human in the midst of an infuriating world. Interweaving personal anecdotes, mythological stories, sacred texts, and Keizer's insightful observations, The Enigma of Anger will prove a welcome companion for anyone who has ever wrestled with wrath-or wished to make better use of it.


About Garret Keizer

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Garret Keizer has served as an Episcopal priest and as a high school English teacher. He is the author of God of Beer, No Place But Here, and the critically acclaimed A Dresser of Sycamore Trees. His work also appears in The Christian Century and Harper’s Magazine. He lives in northeastern Vermont with his wife and daughter.
Published August 15, 2007 by Jossey-Bass. 384 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality, Parenting & Relationships, Self Help. Non-fiction

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Keizer addresses righteous anger at social injustices, domestic anger toward family members, anger within local parishes and anger that defensively masks harder feelings like grief.

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There are plenty of out-of-car examples of this kind of meanness and madness, to be sure, but rage on the road offers one of the best illustrations I know of the connection between egotism, anger and too little else in the concrete world of creation."

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