Adventures in Heaven and Hell, by Jerome Tuccille, Now Available in Paperback

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Jerome Tuccille’s hilarious memoir about religious conflict and sexual adventurism has been described as a cross between J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye and J.P. Donleavy’s The Ginger Man.

Jerome Tuccille’s hilarious memoir about religious conflict and sexual adventurism has been described as a cross between J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye and J.P. Donleavy’s The Ginger Man.

After being denounced as a heretic by the dean of a Catholic college, our protagonist embarks on a global odyssey in search of salvation, with many hilarious sexual adventures along the way. Adventures in Heaven and Hell: a Walk on the Wild Side dramatizes a tug-of-war between the sensual and the divine, revealing the constant struggle with spiritual questions and temptations of the flesh that have stirred the minds and hearts of thoughtful people since time began. It is a sexual romp punctuated with bouts of soul-searching. The book will appeal to everyone who has rebelled against or questioned religious authority, those seeking spiritual fulfillment outside of organized religion, and others hoping to be entertained and titillated while reading a book discussing serious, substantive issues. Potential readers include ex-Catholics, Progressive Christians, agnostics, atheists, libertarians, educated women (the book attacks the dehumanization of women in Catholic Church), men (graphic sex), young adults (coming of age story), and others.

“The book is an eminently readable collection of yarns, covering the author's roots in the Bronx, his travels around the globe, and his various religious conversions and sexual misadventures. (Those last two sometimes go hand-in-hand.) Tuccille is a talented storyteller, and he has a knack for bragging and mocking himself at the same time; if you enjoyed his memoir It Usually Begins With Ayn Rand, you'll probably like this one as well.”
—Reason magazine

Because Tuccille’s style emphasizes telling details and clever turns of phrase, the narrative never lags. Generally skillful and engagingly detailed, but accenting the carnal more than the spiritual.”
—Kirkus Reviews

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