, Nadia Bolz-Weber's memoir of her journey from alcoholic comic to Lutheran minister, is a poignant read. Her sarcastic delivery drew me in easily, though I got bogged down a bit in the later chapters of her story. Pastrix
tugs at the emotions, especially in the early chapters. Nadia tells about being raised in the Church of Christ, struggling with the physical effects of Graves' disease, walking away from the faith as an angry, bullied kid, then eventually becoming the default spiritual leader of a group of her down-and-out comic friends after one committed suicide.
It feels inappropriate to attempt a traditional review of Nadia's book—picking apart the positive and negative aspects of her life story. However, reading Pastrix
did leave me with strong burdens, and I can't write about it without getting into how it affected me. So consider this...