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Nuns Having Funby Maureen Kelly
Synopses & Reviews
Hallelujah, it's a book! After proving itself to be the "funniest calendar of the year" (according to Gene Shalit), "irresistible" (USA Weekend), and "habit-forming" (Maxim magazine), the Nuns Having Fun calendar has inspired Nuns Having Fun, a book of endearing nuttiness.
Catholic kitsch doesn't get any funnier. Written by Maureen Kelly and Jeffrey Stone, pitch-perfect co-authors of the nuns calendar and the New York Times bestseller Growing Up Catholic, Nuns Having Fun features hundreds of sisters in full habit, cutting loose and having a hoot. Here are nuns in the surf ("This is even more fun than walking on water"), nuns in bumper cars ("We brake for Jesus"), nuns in a beer hall ("Ale Marys"), and nuns in the museum, huddled in front of a study of nudes ("It's okay to open your eyes. Sister Wendy says it's art"). There are nuns on skates, at bat, at the theater, skeet shooting (nuns with guns!), even hitting the slots (you know it's for a good cause). The 125 images are from the 1950s and '60s, black-and-white and possessing a pure retro charm; the written material is all-new. Drawing on their years as parochial school students, the authors explore the lore and legends surrounding nuns, including Favorite Punishments from Nuns, Nuns Say the Darndest Things, How to Recognize a Nun After Vatican II, a Wimple Watch, and List of People Who Could Have Been Nuns.
As Sister says, "To err is human. To laugh is divine."
Catholic kitsch doesn't get any funnier than this. Written by the pitch-perfect co-authors of the "Nuns Having Fun" calendar and the "New York Times" bestseller "Growing Up Catholic," this book features hundreds of sisters in full habit, cutting loose and having a hoot.
Welcome to the lighter side of convent life. To days of ice-cream cones, kung fu and snowball fights, to nights spent hunched over slot machines (it's for charity!), or playing folk guitar. Culled from the black-and-white 1950s and '60s, here are hundreds of nuns caught in the act of letting their wimples down. Includes: Sister Sudoku, Habits and Habitats, Favorite Classroom Punishments, Take My Order Please, and more.
About the Author
Maureen Kelly and Jeffrey Stone are the co-authors of Growing Up Catholic, the New York Times bestseller with over a million copies in print. They also write the bestselling Nuns Having Fun calendar. They are, collectively, the product of 24 years of religious education. Ms. Kelly lives in Pittsburgh, and Mr. Stone in New York City.
Jeffrey Stone and Maureen Kelly are the co-authors of Growing Up Catholic, the New York Times bestseller with over a million copies in print. They also write the bestselling Nuns Having Fun calendar. They are, collectively, the product of 24 years of religious education. Ms. Kelly lives in Pittsburgh, and Mr. Stone in New York City.
Table of Contents
Chapter and Verse
I. Nuns in Black and White
Know Your Nuns: A Field Guide, By the NUN-BERS, Making a Habit of It, Women Who Could Have Been Nuns
II. Force of Habit
Wimple Watch, If She or Isn’t She?, Convent Makeovers, Take My Order Please, What’s In a Nun’s Name?
III. Sister Scholastica
Missing Questions from the Baltimore Catechism, Sister’s Favorite Classroom Punishments, Nun-sense: What Sister Says—What She Means
IV. Starstruck Sisters
Favorite Nuns of the Silver Screen, They Wanted to Be Nuns, Above and Beyond the Calling
V. Behind the Convent Walls
Vocations on Vacation, Sister’s Wish List, Sister’s Sudoku and Word Search, Did You Hear the One About…?
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