Sam Harris' books.A neighbor passed by who was a casual acquaintance, and I uttered the usual rhetorical words which we unconscious utter of daily passing bys and greetings -of how are yous etc? She saw me reading the book and remarked " I thought you were a good person"
Maybe she was commenting on you dullish taste in reading materials rather then your possible political/spiritual leanings? I don't know very much about the writings of this Sam Harris other then a quick Google search but I can assume its far from a fun yarn.
On the other hand, where do you freaking live? Salt Lake City, Utah? Mesa, Arizona? If you live in a conservative city and/or state then what do you expect?