4146AgITZCL._AA160_By David Steinberg Back in 2005, “What the Bleep Do We Know!?” went from sleeper feature film (It opened in one theater in Washington state) to groundbreaking DVD hit. It starred Marlee Matlin as a divorced middle-aged woman who finds herself in the strange world where science and spirituality meet. The film posed such questions as Where do we come from? and What is reality? Betsy Chasse was the co-creator and co-producer of the film. Now Chasse has written an irreverent, smart and humorous book that is sort of her personal response to the philosophical questions the film raised. The book is titled “Tipping Sacred Cows” and carries the long-winded subtitle “The Uplifting Story of Spilt Milk and Finding Your Own Spiritual Path in a Hectic World.” For example, Chasse writes a possible cautionary tale about getting caught up in the search for “Enlightenment” and what she thinks about it today. Many interpretations of the word talk about “complete surrender, a letting go of attachments to all that you believe in, even love, because you should love everything. They speak of closeness to God, a complete sense of peace, like watching that guru on the stage all blessed out and smiling all the time – until you see them lose it at the airport over their seating assignment.” (Cue the laughs)! Betsy Chasse, you’re pretty darn funny and perceptive. Thank you for the no-holds-barred opinions in your memoir/confession/meditation. Chasse will discuss “Tipping Sacred Cows” at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 20 at Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande NW.

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