A Search for the Meaning of Life
At once an absorbing confessional memoir, a work of faith, a comedy and a literary achievement, Fish Out of Water by Eric Metaxas is one of the best books Ive read [this year]. Gorgeously written, fun and spiritually enriching, deeply literate and hugely entertaining Mark Judge, Stream.org How do brave men advance through adversity with courage and then summon courage from the rest of us? Read Eric Metaxass artfully scrappy memoir to cultivate courage and meet the public intellectual behind the books that we love. This memoir stands as a beacon to a world lost to us, and casts a tractor beam to a future which demands virtue, bravery, courage, and personal sacrifice Rosaria Butterfield, author of The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert According to Dostoevsky, when Russian boys meet, they talk about God. Reading the book by Eric Metaxas, I felt the author and myself as such Russian boys. His youth was spent in the USA, mine in the USSR countries, to put it mildly, very different. Despite this, we are remarkably similar. This concerns our first literary impressions (special thanks to Werther!), our first own discoveries, and most importantly what is commonly called universal values. Only good books create unity between author and reader wherever each of them may live. Fish Out of Water is such a book. It sparkles with wonderful humor. This only happens with the most serious books. Eugene Vodolazkin, author of Laurus The story rolls along and carries us with it, hilarious and heart-breaking by turns, vivid and contemplative, and regularly touched with poetry. Eric Metaxas is a brilliant communicator. Frederica Mathewes-Green, Author of At the Corner of East and Now and The Illumined Heart? A wonderful story wonderfully told. Eric Metaxas knows how to tell complex things simply, and serious things with lively wit. He is that rare and delightful being: a terrific writer with something important to say. Andrew Klavan, international bestselling author, two-time Edgar Award winner This memoir of one of our best writers coming of age is a beautiful thing: deeply intelligent, spiritually acute, and laugh-out-loud funny. Bret Lott, bestselling author of fourteen books including Jewel, an Oprah Book Club selection Fish Out of Water masterfully mixes a coming-of-age story with deeply introspective questions.This is what the world needs right now. Western Journal Writing is an art form in its own right, every bit as admirable as painting, sculpture, theater and music, as Eric Metaxas so ably demonstrates [in Fish Out of Water], a memoir of his life that meticulously details ordinary and extraordinary personal events with charismatic finesse deep insight and laugh-out-loud humor. [A] thoroughly delightful read, a top candidate for anyones summer (or even spring) reading list. The Washington Times A profoundly moving memoir. Booklist (Starred Review) a narrative reminiscent of Saint Augustines Confessions, Metaxas delivers a warts-and-all exploration of his youth Kirkus
Eric Metaxas is an author whose books have been translated into twenty-five languages. The host of a nationally syndicated radio show and the acclaimed conversation series Socrates in the City, he is a prominent cultural commentator whose work has appeared in the New York Times, the New Yorker, The Atlantic, and the Wall Street Journal. He lives with his family in New York City.