A Book of Confessions about Confession
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Jenny McCarthy--actress, comedian, activist, and New
York Times bestselling author--candidly recounts her
humorous Catholic upbringing, from her childhood dream of
becoming a nun to her Playmate of the Year centerfold, and
all of the Hail Mary's in between.
In keeping with
the theme of her comedic New York Times
bestsellers, from Belly Laughs to Love, Lust
& Faking It, McCarthy brings her trademark honesty,
humility, and humor to bear as she chronicles her often
embarrassing, occasionally outlandish, and always
entertaining life as a born-and-raised Catholic
Jenny attended one of the most prestigious
all-girl Catholic schools in Chicago. While most young girls
in Jenny's neighborhood were playing with Cabbage Patch
dolls for fun, Jenny was playing with Jesus, Mary, and
Joseph dolls. She had every intention of growing up and
becoming a nun, but a few hilarious speed bumps and blinking
red lights along the way changed her mind. Jenny never did
accept Sister Mary's reasoning that she could avoid
purgatory if she just bought a string necklace for $10. The
fact that two of her aunts are simultaneously nuns and
cops-yes, they carry guns and shoot people while wearing a
habit-never made complete sense to her. And neither does her
mother's insistence that Jenny bury certain religious
statues in the front lawns of her houses before she sells
them. But then again, Jenny does have four of them buried
across Southern California.
This book tells the story
of what went wrong during Jenny's Catholic upbringing, or,
as Jenny puts it now, what went right. Chapters include: "I
Knew I Should Have Worn Underwear to Church", "Jesus' Baby
Mama", "Can Someone Kill Our Dog, Please?", and "Oh No, My
Mom is Going to Hell."
BAD HABITS is a brutally
honest, hilarious memoir that will delight the legions of
Jenny McCarthy fans.
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