The Spiral Staircase by Karen Armstrong Paperback Book


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Author: Karen Armstrong

Narrator: Karen Armstrong

Format: Abridged-CD

Publisher: Harperaudio

Published: Mar 2004

Genre: Biography & Autobiography - General

Retail Price: $29.95

Discs: 5


Karen Armstrong spent seven years in a convent (which she described in a previous memoir) and, when she left, was at a loss as to what to do with her life. In THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE, she writes about her difficulties, as she first picked up a couple of advanced degrees, then taught in a private school, a job she eventually lost--after which she became severely depressed. Before she was finally diagnosed as an epileptic, she went through years of therapy, anorexia, and suicide attempts. Finally, she found her mTtier as a writer on religious subjects and watched her life turn around.

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