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The Dark Path

Praise for The Dark Path:


“This is that rarest of memoirs: a smart, funny, and searingly honest journey that rings true on every page. Whether he’s describing his devout Catholic upbringing or his misadventures with a nymphomaniac hotel concierge, Schickler chronicles every step of his epic quest to reconcile God, religion, sex, love, and family and does so with wit, grace, and a profound empathy for everyone he’s met along the way.”
—Jonathan Tropper

“This book of religion and youth, of growing older and finding who you are, is funny and poignant, lyrical and hard-headed, and honest.  David Schickler tells us not just what it’s like to be a young man considering the priesthood; he tells us—with more insight and heart than almost anyone before him—what it’s like to be a young man.”
—Darin Strauss

“A bracingly original and fantastically entertaining page-turner. David Schickler’s fiercely funny, wrenchingly dark, gorgeously written memoir of almost becoming a Catholic priest chronicles years of struggle and anguish, but it also illuminates what it means to stay true to yourself no matter what.”
—Kate Christensen

“A touching, truthful, and often harrowing journey into a young man’s faith. The Dark Path is about what happens to one’s relationship with God when the off-the-shelf model stops working.”
—Mishna Wolff

“[Schickler’s] struggle is at once universal and unique, gritty and holy…an engaging, relatable story that is a pleasure to read.”
Kirkus Reviews

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