Matt Taibbi's "The Great Derangement" (Chapter Three)

Matt Taibbi's "The Great Derangement" (Chapter Three)

Author: 
Matt Taibbi

This book includes a chapter ("The Longest Three Days of My Life") describing Taibbi's three days as a member of "a politically influential apocalyptic mega-ministry in Texas and enters the lives of its desperate congregants."

Book Excerpt: 
"I pulled into the church parking lot a little after 6:00 p.m., at more or less the last possible minute. The previous half hour or so I'd spent dawdling in my car outside a Goodwill department store off Route 410, clinging to some inane sports talk show piping over my car radio -- anything to hold off my plunge into Religion. "But there was no turning back now. Besides, where would I go? Back to Washington? The whole purpose of that exercise had been to see exactly how little our national politicians gave shit about the People, a group of whom I presumably felt sympathy for. That shouldn't change now, despite the fact that I was currently feeling like I'd rather gouge my eyes out than go on to spend a long weekend in Hill Country praying to Jesus with my fellow man. I signed and pulled myself out of the car. . . . "
Year of Publication: 
Tue, 2008-01-01
Rights Information: 
copyright, Matt Taibbi
City of Publication: 
New York City
Book Publisher: 
Spiegel & Grau