Exiting a Religion and Finding a Life
By Amber Scorah
Amber Scorah was a Jehovah’s Witness. This is her poignant memoir of leaving the church and starting over.
Shunned by family and friends as an apostate, Scorah was alone and thrown into a world she had only known from the periphery–with no education or support system. A coming of age story of a woman already in her thirties, this unforgettable memoir examines what it’s like to start one’s life over again with an entirely new identity. It follows Scorah to New York City, where a personal tragedy forces her to look for new ways to find meaning in the absence of religion. With compelling, spare prose, Leaving the Witness traces the bittersweet process of starting over, when everything one’s life was built around is gone.
Hardcover, pages 288.