‘Book of Mormon Girl’ gets audience with Jon Stewart

A national book editor once told Joanna Brooks that if she were a Presbyterian married to a Jew, her coming-of-age autobiography would find a ready audience across the nation. Interfaith marriages are big, the editor said. But a Mormon? No way.

So Brooks, an award-winning scholar of religion and American culture and senior correspondent for ReligionDispatches.org, published the book herself in January.

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