The ruler’s back. And He is about to unleash a mighty flood. (A mighty flood of information. Not an all-destroying deluge of water).
The Lord Almighty has returned to share the stories behind the greatest stories ever told. Not since His first book, The Old Testament—hailed by critics as “a colorful mélange of allegory, history, genealogy and polemic, which somehow hangs together despite jarring internal inconsistencies; the leading postmodern text of the premodern era” (earning its author favorable comparisons to David Foster Wallace)—has God so openly spoken to humanity. Truly, believers and heathens alike shall find awesome wonder and joy in this latest divine revelation. The Lord hath returned—with a vengeance.
Co-author David Javerbaum joins This American Life’s Ira Glass on stage at 92YTribeca for a conversation about this new “telleth-all” of unprecedented magnitude.
GOD has been grabbing headlines ever since creating the universe. His first three works as an author, The Old Testament, The New Testament and The Koran, have sold an impressive five billion copies, with the first two in particular coming to be regarded as something of a bible of their field. His most recent novel, the comic spoof The Book of Mormon, was recently adapted into a Tony Award-winning musical. God lives in heaven with His wife, Ruth and their children, Zach, Jesus and Kathy. Follow God on Twitter at http://twitter.com/thetweetofgod.
David Javerbaum is an 11-time Emmy Winner as a former head writer and executive producer of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He is the coauthor of America: The Book and Earth: The Book and author of the pregnancy parody What to Expect When You’re Expected. He won a 2010 Grammy for writing the songs to Stephen Colbert’s special A Colbert Christmas and recently he wrote the opening numbers for both the 2011 Tony Awards, Broadway: It’s Not Just for Gays Anymore! performed by Neil Patrick Harris and the 2011 Emmy Awards, TV is a Vast Wonderland, performed by Jane Lynch.
Ira Glass is the host and executive producer of the documentary radio program This American Life, produced by WBEZ Chicago and distributed by Public Radio International. The program is heard on over 500 public radio stations each week, by more than 1.8 million people and is downloaded as a podcast more than 700,000 times weekly. Under Glass' editorial direction, the program has won the highest honors for broadcasting, including the Peabody, duPont-Columbia and Robert F Kennedy Awards. The American Journalism Review declared that the show is "at the vanguard of a journalistic revolution.” In 2001, Time magazine named Glass "Best Radio Host in America." In 2006 Glass and his staff began producing a television version of This American Life, which won several Emmys. Glass started working in public radio in 1978, when he was 19, as an intern at National Public Radio. Over the next 17 years he did nearly every production job they had: tape cutter, desk assistant, newscast writer, editor, producer, reporter and substitute host. He moved to Chicago in 1989 and put This American Life on the air in November of 1995.