Father Joe: The Man who Saved My Soul

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Thorndike Press, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 463 pages
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A New York Times BestsellerA key comic writer of the past three decades has created his most heartfelt and hard-hitting book. Father Joe is Tony Hendra's inspiring true story of finding faith, friendship, and family through the decades-long influence of a surpassingly wise Benedictine monk named Father Joseph Warrilow. A startling departure for this acclaimed satirist, this is the story of a whole generation looking for a way back from mockery and irony, looking for its Father Joe.

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User Review  - allenkeith - LibraryThing

This book was worth reading and gets at the big questions about life, the journey of life. What is it that brings truth, beauty and goodness into our lives? What keeps these qualities at bay? What ... Read full review

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User Review  - rtilbury - LibraryThing

This was an excellent and quick read. As a struggling Catholic I related well to the topic and dialogue. The authors writing style was witty, funny, and easy to read: A very excellent writer. I would ... Read full review


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Tony Hendra was recently described by "The Independent of London" as one of the most brilliant comic talents of the post-war period He began his comedic career with "Graham Chapman of Monty Python", appeared six times on the "Ed Sullivan Show", was one of the original editors of "National Lampoon", edited the classic parody "Not The New York Times", starred in "This Is Spinal Tap", and co-created and co-produced the long-running British satirical series Spitting "Image" for which he was nominated for a British Academy Award. He has written or edited dozens of books, most of them satirical, with the exception of two "New York Times" bestsellers: "Brotherhood" (2001) and "Father Joe" (2004). He is a senior member of the Board of the nation-wide story-telling community, "The Moth".

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