Confessions of a Catholic Schoolboy: Jesus Runs Away and Other Stories

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Xlibris Corporation, Dec 3, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 423 pages
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A smorgasbord of entertainment and lessons awaits readers as author Joe Farrell releases through Xlibris a unique memoir. Confessions of a Catholic Schoolboy: Jesus Runs Away and Other Stories chronicles his journey as a student who enjoys a carefree life amid schools of rigid discipline and stern religious training.

In the early sixties, being in a Catholic school means being compelled to always abide by the rules: pray earnestly when told to do so, study the lessons to answer questions correctly, a “yes” or “no” answer should always be followed by “Sister”, and never ever do anything that would upset or make the teachers mad. Through vivid narration, Confessions of a Catholic Schoolboy unveils the funny side that lurks behind the austere fašade of Catholic Schools. It follows the author as he finds himself caught up in different mischief during grade school and to even more grave misbehaviors—including a police arrest—during high school and college. A baby boomer, Farrell’s life is one that is carved by the tumult of the fifties and sixties and the social and personal dramas that come along with it. His is an interesting wave of colors brightened by adventure, discipline, lessons learned, friendship, and love.

Providing a good glimpse into the life of pure Catholic training, Confessions of a Catholic Schoolboy: Jesus Runs Away and Other Stories is a witty revelation of a schoolboy’s shenanigans and the ultimate inspiration one can get from them. This memoir of growing up in the 60’s is full of Farrell’s wit, humor, and irreverence yet it’s a touching and poignant story. A fun and enjoyable read.
 

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Contents

In Defense of Grudges
9
Chapter One
11
Chapter Two
29
Chapter Three
40
Chapter Four
54
Chapter Five
71
Chapter Six
90
Chapter Seven
100
Chapter Fourteen
212
Chapter Fifteen
226
Chapter Sixteen
244
Chapter Seventeen
265
Chapter Eighteen
286
Chapter Nineteen
302
Chapter Twenty
323
Chapter TwentyOne
342

Chapter Eight
112
Chapter Nine
125
Chapter Ten
135
Chapter Eleven
155
Chapter Twelve
172
Chapter Thirteen
190
Chapter TwentyTwo
360
Chapter TwentyThree
385
Chapter TwentyFour
394
Chapter TwentyFive
403
Chapter TwentySix
415
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About the author (2009)

Farrell is an independent game programmer.

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