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You Call This Living?
How Christianity Destroyed My Life
by Michael Butchin View author's profile page

Overview


"You Call This Living" is a memoir of Michael Butchin's early life, recounting some of the abuse he endured, and how he became a religious zealot because of it. It also recounts the first, last, and only romantic entanglement he ever endured. Butchin takes you on a journey through self-discovery that led him away from religious faith to the freedom of atheism. Everything recounted in this book is true, to the best of the author's recollection, though names have been hidden or changed in order to protect the privacy of those who were involved.
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Description


"You Call This Living" is a memoir of Michael Butchin's early life, recounting some of the abuse he endured, and how he became a religious zealot because of it. It also recounts the first, last, and only romantic entanglement he ever endured. Butchin takes you on a journey through self-discovery that led him away from religious faith to the freedom of atheism. Everything recounted in this book is true, to the best of the author's recollection, though names have been hidden or changed in order to protect the privacy of those who were involved. Butchin's memoir shares a powerful journey of self-actualization and personal liberation. This book serves as a reminder that we all can heal and overcome trauma and abuse. Regardless of who you are or what you believe in, this memoir is an unforgettable account of courage and growth.
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About the author


Michael Butchin is a Philadelphia native, born to a family of scholars, musicians, actors, and singers, and grew up in South Jersey. Butchin attended Rutgers University, New Brunswick, from which he graduated with a degree in Chinese Language and Literature. He also attended graduate school, where he read for Early Childhood Education. After graduation, Butchin lived in Taiwan for several years, where he worked as a kindergarten and Pre-K teacher during the day, and as an ESOL instructor at night. He has also traveled extensively in China. A survivor of abuse, Butchin took refuge in music and literature. Over the years, he has spent much of his life exploring and writing about a fascinating variety of unconventional and bohemian characters.
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Book details

Genre:BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Subgenre:Personal Memoirs

Language:English

Pages:152

Format:Paperback

eBook ISBN:9781736323830

Paperback ISBN:9781736323816


Overview


"You Call This Living" is a memoir of Michael Butchin's early life, recounting some of the abuse he endured, and how he became a religious zealot because of it. It also recounts the first, last, and only romantic entanglement he ever endured. Butchin takes you on a journey through self-discovery that led him away from religious faith to the freedom of atheism. Everything recounted in this book is true, to the best of the author's recollection, though names have been hidden or changed in order to protect the privacy of those who were involved.

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Description


"You Call This Living" is a memoir of Michael Butchin's early life, recounting some of the abuse he endured, and how he became a religious zealot because of it. It also recounts the first, last, and only romantic entanglement he ever endured. Butchin takes you on a journey through self-discovery that led him away from religious faith to the freedom of atheism. Everything recounted in this book is true, to the best of the author's recollection, though names have been hidden or changed in order to protect the privacy of those who were involved. Butchin's memoir shares a powerful journey of self-actualization and personal liberation. This book serves as a reminder that we all can heal and overcome trauma and abuse. Regardless of who you are or what you believe in, this memoir is an unforgettable account of courage and growth.

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About the author


Michael Butchin is a Philadelphia native, born to a family of scholars, musicians, actors, and singers, and grew up in South Jersey. Butchin attended Rutgers University, New Brunswick, from which he graduated with a degree in Chinese Language and Literature. He also attended graduate school, where he read for Early Childhood Education. After graduation, Butchin lived in Taiwan for several years, where he worked as a kindergarten and Pre-K teacher during the day, and as an ESOL instructor at night. He has also traveled extensively in China. A survivor of abuse, Butchin took refuge in music and literature. Over the years, he has spent much of his life exploring and writing about a fascinating variety of unconventional and bohemian characters.
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