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My backup — articles, transcripts, books and CDs — for magazine assignments, 2007–2009

In 2008 I had an assignment from The New York Times Magazine to write a profile of the charismatic Christian star and multi-platform prosperity preacher Paula White — at the time she had a national following in the brash, Botoxed world of the Trinity Broadcasting Network and for her popular talk show on BET, but the kind of “breakthrough” (one of her favorite words) that’s lately found her laying hands on POTUS during prayer meetings in the Oval Office and leading the White House Faith and Opportunity Initiative would have seemed, well, pretty far-fetched.

Back then, White and her ex-husband…

Benjamin Anastas

Novelist and author of a memoir. Teaches literature and writing at Bennington College; writes literary journalism and book reviews.

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