Confessions of Joan the Tall
It is always a pleasure being part of a TLC blog book tour. This time, I want to give this charming book away to a lucky reader! How fun, I have never hosted a "Give away" on the Pillars before, but am certainly game. Many thanks to TLC Book tours and CavanKerry Press, LTD.
About the book, as a cradle Catholic myself and growing up a little later that Ms.Cusack Handler, I can relate to much of what she spoke about in her diary. I had to laugh when I read about her being taught that teeth are not holy or clean enough to touch the host, so you just swallow it. I clearly remember Sr. telling us 2nd graders at Guardian Angels school, that we are not to chew Jesus! Especially since nowadays, so many come back up the aisle chowing down on their blessed sacrament.
Confessions of Joan the Tall is basically a journal of Joan as a young girl growing up in the 50's in a very pious Catholic family. Her memories are stunning and hilarious at times and the books flows fairly quickly with each chapter being from a half page to 3 pages total. She talks about everything from sin...the Mortal kind to modesty to going to Mass, receiving the sacraments and all the relationships of an extended Catholic family and neighborhood in the Bronx.
Nothing is perfect, nothing can be, but Joan was able to put a bit of humor on it and the innocence of a young child growing up amid the trials of being good, staying good, and being surrounded by a good family to do it in.
Now for the book give away: leave me a comment about how you grew up, which decade, and if you would like Joan's book. I'll pick a winner by December 14th....my youngest 16th birthday!