The author of Thumbsucker, Up in the Air, and Lost in the Meritocracy — has been voted 2009 William Law X-Mormon of the Year!
In Kirn's own words:
dang right i want this distinction. what’s wrong with that? having suffered through the anti-masturbation campaignBravo!
revved up by the church in the late seventies, i also believe that i’m fully qualified to represent… screwed up people everywhere.
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Walter Kirn explains why the William Law X-Mormon of the Year
award means more to him than anything Hollywood has to offer: