The Book of Mormon Girl

Apr 3, 2014

Friday, we're rebroadcasting our conversation with writer and scholar Joanna Brooks, known for her progressive but generous observations of Mormon culture. She was raised devout, but left the LDS Church for a time when she couldn't reconcile her feminism and intellectual curiosity with the faith of her childhood. Her story is somewhat unique for this plot twist though, she went back. Brooks joins Doug to talk about her memoir, "The Book of Mormon Girl." (Rebroadcast)

Joanna Brooks is chair of the Department of English and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University. She blogs about Mormonism at Ask Mormon Girl and at the online magazine Religion Dispatches. Her memoir is called The Book of Mormon Girl [Amazon|Indiebound]