The Great Good Thing

Andrew Klavan
The Great Good Thing

No one was more surprised than Andrew Klavan, Edgar award-winner and New York Times bestselling novelist, when at the age of fifty, he found himself at his own immersion ceremony. Best known for his hard-boiled, white-knuckle thrillers and for the movies made from them—including “True Crime” (directed by Clint Eastwood) and “Don’t Say a Word” (starring Michael Douglas)—Klavan was born in a suburban Jewish enclave outside New York City. From a troubled childhood he emerged an alienated writer coping with rage, depression, and a suicidal breakdown. In this autobiography, Klavan tells of his improbable conversion from agnostic Jewish-intellectual to immersed Believer in Jesus and of the books that led him there. “The Great Good Thing,” is the dramatic, soul-searching story of a man born into an age of disbelief who had to abandon everything he thought he knew in order to find his way to the truth.