compassion politics & society | October 01, 2019

Megan Phelps-Roper's New Book Unfollow Named Best Debut of October by Amazon

Amazon announced their Editor’s picks for October, and Megan Phelps-Roper’s much-anticipated memoir, Unfollow: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church, tops the list as their featured debut.

Unfollow follows Phelps-Roper’s journey from being deeply engrained in the antagonistic world of the Westboro Baptist Church—frequently called the “most hated family in America”—to her remarkable transformation after leaving the church into a compassionate, open-minded activist, author, and leader.

 

Her inspiring, moving, and deeply human story of change is also set to be the subject of an upcoming major feature film—directed by Marc Webb, scripted by Nick Hornby, and produced by Reese Witherspoon.

 

In Publisher’s Weekly,  they held the book in high regard: “Phelps-Roper’s intelligence and compassion shine throughout with electric prose ... She admirably explicates the worldview of the Westboro Baptist Church while humanizing its members, and recounts a classic coming-of-age story without resorting to cliché or condescending to her former self.”  It's a truly fascinating, one-of-a-kind story, and with Amazon singing its praises, it’s sure to be a fall hit.

 

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