God Is My Broker
God Is My Broker (ISBN 0-375-50006-5) is a satirical book written by Christopher Buckley and John Tierney, published in 1998 by Random House which parodies self-help books, such as those of Deepak Chopra, whose works are particularly singled out.
The protagonist is Brother Ty, a failed stockbroker, who becomes a monk at a failing wine-producing monastery. The book tells his tale of financial and spiritual improvement while setting out the '7½ Laws of Spiritual and Financial Growth'.
In an interview with the New York Times, Christopher Buckley said that the initial idea was to do a straightforward hoax, but that the publishers were reluctant, due to their 'Anonymous' author having just been 'un-anonymoused'.
- "'God Is My Broker': An Interview with Christopher Buckley". The New York Times. May 2, 1998. Retrieved 13 August 2009.
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