Lithium Jesus

  • by Charles Monroe-Kane
  • Narrated by Charles Monroe-Kane
  • 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Charles Monroe-Kane is a natural raconteur, and boy, does he have stories to tell. Born into an eccentric Ohio clan of modern hunter-gatherers, he grew up hearing voices in his head. Over a dizzying two decades, he was many things - teenage faith healer, world traveler, smuggler, liberation theologian, ladder-maker, squatter, halibut hanger, grifter, environmental warrior, and circus manager - all the while wrestling with schizophrenia and self-medication.
From Baby Doc's Haiti to the Czech Velvet Revolution, and from sex, drugs, and a stabbing to public humiliation by the leader of the free world, Monroe-Kane burns through his 20s and several bridges of youthful idealism before finally saying: enough. In a memoir that blends engaging charm with unflinching frankness, Monroe-Kane gives his testimony of mental illness, drug abuse, faith, and love. By the end of Lithium Jesus there may be a voice in your head, too, saying "Do more, be more, live more. And fear less."

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Definitely worth a listen

As a listener of To The Best Of Our Knowledge I was interested to hear the backstory of one of its producers, teased in one of the episodes.

I really enjoyed this fascinating life-story and had only one negative thing to say that kept irritating me: Quite a few times a phrase or sentence was repeated where it should've been edited out-perhaps once or twice this may have been purposeful but most of the time it appeared to have been a mistake!
Fix this please Audible!!
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- Jessica Meek

Book Details

  • Release Date: 13-09-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios