R.S. Francis (b. 1961, Provo, Utah) received his Ph.D. in English from the University of Chicago in 1999. His poetry, reviews and scholarly essays appear in journals and magazines,and his writing on art in The Chicago Tribune. He lives in Chicago, where he teaches in the Department of Humanities, History and Social Sciences at Columbia College.
"Former-Day Saint: A Mormoir" offers a clear and thorough account of the bizarre early history and peculiar beliefs of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--"The Mormons"--before detailing in unabashed frankness the very personal history and irreverent disbeliefs of its author, a Utah native and lifelong Church member, as these relate to Mormonism. It's The Book of a Recovering Mormon.