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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (843 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Susan Isaacs Narrator: Susan Isaacs, Dale Inghram, Scott Brick, Tony Hale Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2009 ISBN: 9781415965962
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Disillusioned, disenfranchised, and disinterested in anything churchy, Susan Isaacs knew of only one thing to do when she hit spiritual rock bottom at age 40: She took God to couples counseling.

In this cuttingly poignant memoir, Susan Isaacs chronicles her rocky relationship with the Almighty--from early childhood to midlife crisis—and all the churches where she and God tried to make a home: Pentecostals, Slackers for Jesus, and the über-intellectuals who turned everything, including the weekly church announcements, into a three-point sermon. Casting herself as the neglected spouse, Susan faces her inner nag and the ridiculous expectations she put on Godsome her own, and some from her “crazy in-laws” at church. 

Originally staged as a solo show in New York and Los Angeles, Angry Conversations with God is a cheeky, heartfelt memoir that, even at its most scandalous, is still an affirmation of faith.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wwpray | 2/9/2014

    " I REALLY liked this book that I accidentally happened upon. Read it in a day. Kind of irreverent, but Susan Isaacs is a true believer in the Lord & I found her struggle to be very inspiring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keri | 2/6/2014

    " This book was funny, but also easy to relate to. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shanna | 2/4/2014

    " This has Donald Miller flavor of thoughts on life and faith but told through a sarcastic and slightly bitter female. Fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bethany | 1/31/2014

    " Candid conversation of one woman's journey. I appreciated the snark. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 1/27/2014

    " This was better than I expected it to be, content-wise. The writing wasn't terrific, but I liked it anyway for its honesty. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tasha Moulton | 1/26/2014

    " This book has to be one of the funniest books I've ever read..along with being the most honest! I've had my share of angry conversations with God BUT to invest time in "couples therapy" with the Lord is genius! Thank you for sharing your story Susan E. Isaacs. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lulu | 1/22/2014

    " I was suurprised that I enjoyed this book as much as I did! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffany | 1/13/2014

    " I listened to this while driving, and I really enjoyed her honesty. When it was over, I felt sad, like I was losing my travel buddy. The author read it on the audiobook, so that was interesting, hearing her inflections and things. Pretty cool. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dok205 | 1/11/2014

    " It was interesting and it didn't strike me as funny as others found it...probably because it hit me where I am. The concept was great, taking God to couples counseling. I'd take the slant of family counseling with God the father. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leanna | 1/11/2014

    " Fairly good. Kind of a pity-party in some parts. At least she acknowledges that it's just her "middle-class white girl drama." Overall good and sincere. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amber | 1/4/2014

    " Ok I knew that there was going to be some preachy parts in the book, but I didn't reaaly think it was going to be the whole book. I didn't connect with the Susan at all. I just wanted to tell her the grow up and deal with it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Beth | 1/1/2014

    " I hope I never see God the way Susan Issacs does. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen(n) | 12/28/2013

    " I laughed, I cried, it was better than Cats. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marla | 12/28/2013

    " funny, fresh, but peters out and has the same old answers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 12/8/2013

    " Good book. I can relate to a bit of what she went through. Glad I picked it up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maribel | 9/24/2013

    " This really made me think about my relationship with each of the members of the God head and how I understand and perceive their hand in my own life.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 4/24/2013

    " I love her sense of humor. You can't survive in this world without one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexis | 12/31/2012

    " This book is fabulous. Susan Isaacs honesty was wonderful and challenging. I was laughing and nodding along with her all the way. Her story is touching and relatable. Her snark is very much appreciated and her wit is fantastic. I'm telling you! Read this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill Spiker | 10/5/2012

    " This wasn't my exact spiritual journey but it touched several chords in me. Snarky is as snarky does! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 jana Blazek | 7/16/2012

    " I want Susan Isaacs to be my new best friend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bailey Olfert | 6/11/2012

    " I didn't know anything about this book before reading it, but I had to give it a try given that ballsy title. I'm glad I did. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leanne | 2/15/2012

    " "Sarcasm is a viable form of communication." Even with the almighty God Himself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeannie Dechant | 11/10/2011

    " Having been where Susan E. Isaacs has been made this a very enjoyable book. It was a bit over the edge "snarky" at times but I loved her honesty. Great read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonathan | 10/24/2011

    " this could have been really great ALL the way through; as it was, i loved the snarkiness. some funny stuff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 10/13/2011

    " I enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would. I can't pinpoint it, but something(s) annoyed me early on. But then she got deeper than I expected given the lighthearted tone, and encouraged me to look deeper into the root of some of my feelings. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marianne | 4/16/2011

    " Susan Isaacs sneaked into my room at some point and took notes. I've had many of the same conversations. Just wish I had a "Rudy" in my life. Gotta read it to understand. But worth the time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bethany | 3/29/2011

    " Candid conversation of one woman's journey. I appreciated the snark. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 3/15/2011

    " I enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would. I can't pinpoint it, but something(s) annoyed me early on. But then she got deeper than I expected given the lighthearted tone, and encouraged me to look deeper into the root of some of my feelings. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jerrica | 2/12/2011

    " This is a great book. The author writes on a controversial topic in an original way. She is brave, honest, and entertaining in your writing. I do not know of any Christian who will not relate to this book or gain insight from it. I would love to hear the author speak. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 2/10/2011

    " Author takes the metaphor from the Bible about being married to God and decides to take God to marriage counseling. Bonus points for using "snarky" in the subtitle! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 1/19/2011

    " Much more tenderhearted than I expected from the title. I expect that this will continue to affect the way I think about God for quite some time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shanna | 1/8/2011

    " This has Donald Miller flavor of thoughts on life and faith but told through a sarcastic and slightly bitter female. Fun read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wwpray | 1/6/2011

    " I REALLY liked this book that I accidentally happened upon. Read it in a day. Kind of irreverent, but Susan Isaacs is a true believer in the Lord & I found her struggle to be very inspiring. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Muttering Mama | 12/20/2010

    " I feel bad adding this to the "read" shelf...because I didn't make it past the second chapter. Ms. Isaacs and I must have differing opinions on what "snarky" means. Or maybe I just wasn't patient enough. Either way, I couldn't get into this book. I may try again another day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grayson | 12/14/2010

    " For anyone that's ever thought "why me?" or "when do I get a break?", this book is great. It's honest & funny & not preachy. It reminds you why God's will is always better than our will. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martha | 12/13/2010

    " Sometimes funny and sometimes thought provoking. I liked this very much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erica | 12/1/2010

    " Like a younger and more edgy Anne Lamott. Genuinely funny and insightful, and yes, faithful too. I listened to the audiobook version, which I highly recommend - it's read by the author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leanna | 11/10/2010

    " Fairly good. Kind of a pity-party in some parts. At least she acknowledges that it's just her "middle-class white girl drama." Overall good and sincere. "

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About the Author
Author Susan Isaacs

Susan Isaacs, novelist, essayist and screenwriter, was born in Brooklyn and educated at Queens College. Her novels, all New York Times bestsellers, include Compromising Positions, Close Relations, Almost Paradise, Shining Through, and Past Perfect. A recipient of the Writers for Writers Award and the John Steinbeck Award, she serves as chairman of the board of Poets & Writers and is a past president of Mystery Writers of America. Her fiction has been translated into thirty languages. She lives on Long Island with her husband.

About the Narrator

Scott Brick, actor, narrator, and writer, attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks, from thrillers and science fiction to classics and nonfiction. He has recorded more than eight hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.