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Pete Holmes Ð 9 review
Pete Holmes has been one of avorite podcasters or awhile and a avorite guest on other podcasts So I was excited to see him publish a book While not much of this is new to anyone who has listened to pete regularly it s a Theoretical Anxiety and Design Strategies in the Work of Eight Contemporary Architects fun andunny summary of his upbringing in the church marriage and divorce deconstruction and inding peace with his spirituality Fun to listen to on audiobook as he narrates it himself But not with kids around Pete Holmes is a gift This was a super easy read that was also incredibly deep Perhaps it s because Pete Holmes and I had such similar upbringings or our The Psychopharmacology of Herbal Medicine formative years but I don t know that I ve everound something so relevant Pete Holmes is basically a braver version of meIt has encouraged me to continue Psychopharmacology of Herbal Medicine further reading about spirituality and the nature of the Divine and I don t know that a lot of comedians books can say that Did Leading With My Chin do that NoIn any event I loved it There is something deeply strange about the sensation of starting a book and having the experience of oh my I identify with thateeling and remember when life was like that Then you proceed and eventually have the experience of oh my that is exactly how my life Six feels right now Then you look down and realize you aren t uiteinished with the book and as you proceed you cannot help but Bandscheiben-Leiden - Was tun?: Mit den besten bungen fr den Alltag feel like the author is a strange countyair Lady Janes Nemesis fortune teller predicting youruture You re not uite sure how accurate they are but it certainly has the ring of truth and possibility about it I don t think Holmes is prescribing a story ending A Texas Rangers Family (The Stone Family for other young men like he was and I am People whoeel like they ve escaped the damaging influence of evangelical Christian masculinity but are still thankful Racialization, Crime, and Criminal Justice in Canada for some of the lessons it taught us I m not sure what to do next but Holmes does the loving thing of explaining what s wo Readull review here journe. Part autobiography part philosophical inuiry and part spiritual uest Comedy Sex God is a hilarious profound and enlightening romp around the Computers fertile mind of stand up stand out podcast king and HBO superstar Pete HolmesPete Holmes is a sold out every night stand up comedian with two HBO specials and the host of the hugely successful podcast You Made It Weird and he was the creator star of the hit HBO show Crashing But it wasn’t always rosesor Pete Growing up Pete was raised an evangelical Christian but his religion taught him that being “bad”.
Ook and I know he has a relationship with others I admire namely The Liturgists David Bazan and Rohr himself Again different streams but all Before You flowingrom the same grand riverThe sections on meditation and breathing and Awareness were particularly meaningful A History of the Guyanese Working People, 1881-1905 for me and I know these are practices I need incorporate into my life Thanksor another kick in the ass PeteI should add Pete is a really great writer and both his comedy and his warmth come off the pages in droves This book is hilarious and I laughed out loud on several occasions it s also deeply moving and I teared up than onceIt will come as no surprise that I can t recommend this book highly enough I hope you all read it love it and come to admire Pete as much as I do I laughed so hard listening to this audiobook In the end I didn t exactly Blackfrost (Wytch Kings, follow his spiritual journey but I appreciated his candor I love memoirs by comedians and I love spiritual memoirs and here is two in one I think Pete Holmes is hilarious However the second half of the book was hard to get through I think I heard the words Ram Dass and Maharaji enough to last me a lifetime even multiple reincarnated lifetimes This is a very good book We don t agree about the way he sees God but I identified with many of his experiences about spiritual development and development as an individual Like down to song lyrics It s also the closest I ve ever come to thinking I should try psychedelic drugs But my mom might read this review so DON T WORRY I decided against it WOW can I relate to Pete Holmes Right down to the Christianundamentalist upbringing youth group private college etc And a whole ton of messed up body shame with sex I also relate to inding Christlike peace outside of religion than in Rob Bell Richard Rohr sans Ram Das check check I m not uite aligned with Pete as regards psychedelics but hey there s time I guess. D uncertainties about the universe so he embarked on a soul seeking journey that continues to this day Through encounters with mind altering substances honing his craft in ront of thousands of his comedy Workbook for Emergency Care fans and spending time with savants like Ram Dass Peteorged a new life both spiritually and personallyBeautifully written and often completely hilarious imagine Dass’s Be Here Now if penned by one of the unniest people alive Comedy Sex God reveals a man at the top of his game and a seeker in search of the deeper meanings of life love and comed.
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Y to Comedy Sex God began with Rob Bell which is itting because he s the author of Sex GodSimilar themes but less Macroeconomics funnyRob is theormer pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church in Grand Rapids MI not to be confused with Mars Hill Church in Seattle I used to religiously download his weekly sermons and was Out feeling a Bell shaped void after he decided to take offor Los Angeles to pursue other venturesIt was 2013 and were planning a trip to Ottawa at the time so I did a search The Hero (Thunder Point, for Rob Bell in my podcast app to help keep me entertained on the long drive I came across his name listed beside thisunny little logo and was interested to see how the author of Love Wins could make it even weirder As it turned out that book was the impetus Longarm and the Dynamite Damsel (Longarm, for this podcast host to reach out to Rob and I uickly learned that I actually had a lot in common with Pete HolmesOur stories aren t uite the same my wife didn t leave meor a small Italian man thank God but I weave in and out of phases of deconstruction and reconstruction as a result of life circumstances having my eyes opened to new ways of thinking while shelving old harmful beliefs about Stolen by the Sheikh faith and God s role in the world in which we liveI can t say I ve gone soar as to have my mind opened by psychedelics and likely never will Pete s deep dive into Ram Dass is kind of where our paths veer most obviously I m interested in him and will check out his teachings but I won t be humping on a plane to Hawaii anytime soon At the same time I ve kind of The Eight Human Talents found a guru in absentia in Richard Rohr another previous YMIW guest and aave of Pete s and often think about planning a retreat to New Mexico to meet himThat s kind of the point of Comedy Sex God really We re all on different paths but we all come A Vacation with the Lord from the same Oneness and the in tune we become with it and each other the better off we all will bePete referenced Bell in this Smoking drinking having doubts or premarital sex would get him sent to an eternity in hell So terrified of the God he loved Pete devoted his life to being “good” even marrying hisirst girlfriend at the age of twenty two only to discover a The Internet and Democratic Citizenship few years later he was being cheated on Thanksor nothing GodPete’s Mr. Wuffles! failed attempt at a picture perfect lifeorced him to reexamine his beliefs but neither atheism nor Christianity nor copious bottles of Yellow Tail led him to enlightenment Pete longed Cool Women for a model ofaith that served him and his newfoun.