What is the purpose of life?
Is there a spiritual world?
Does true love exist?
If there is a God, why does he allow innocents to suffer?
The desire to find answers to these questions–passed to her on a business card–led Yolande Brener to enter a bizarre, 15-year odyssey in a cult that would climax in her participation in one of the largest mass marriages in history. In Holy Candy, Yolande pulls back the curtain on the church’s doings – but this is far from a simple black and white expose.
Wow! Authentic, transparent, beautifully and wisely written… - Wendy
Potent.- Owen C.
Spooky, riveting, and utterly believable, this beautifully written memoir will keep you reading… - Amazon
A Must Read! - Mr. G.
Yolande Brener has worked as an actress, filmmaker, singer in an all-girl band and disciple of an alleged Messiah. Her essays have been published in New York Press, nerve.com, Anthem Journal, Strange Angels, Harlem World Magazine, and the anthology, Beyond Belief. She grew up in England, and now lives in Harlem, New York with her two children.
Holy Candy, Batman! Where did Yolande get the title Holy Candy for the book? And when does the play theater production open on Broadway or 125th Street?