MEMOIR / AUTOBIOGRAPHY

mormon novels, short stories, and memoirs

ACID TEST: LSD VS. LDS

CHRISTOPHER KIMBALL BIGELOW

COMING JANUARY 14, 2020

Growing up Mormon during America’s early-1980s satanic panic, Bigelow escapes the religion’s bland conformity by playing Dungeons & Dragons. After graduating from high school in 1984, he dives into sex, drugs, and the counterculture via Salt Lake City’s punk and new-wave scenes, as echoed from London, New York, and especially Los Angeles.


​As Bigelow explores the underground, he rejects myths of supernatural good vs. evil, living instead by the D&D concept of chaotic neutrality. During LSD trips, however, he starts sensing an unseen dimension. Then Stephen King’s post-apocalyptic novel The Stand gets him reconsidering good vs. evil. After an alarming otherworldly attack, can Bigelow find spiritual protection in Mormonism’s processed, regimented, corporate culture?


Paperback: 298 pages • 5.5 x 8.5 • $16.95 • ISBN 978-0-9993472-3-2
Hardcover: 298 pages • 5.5 x 8.5 • $24.95 • ISBN 978-0-9993472-4-9
eBook: $6.99 • ISBN 978-0-9993472-5-6

Audiobook: coming soon