My Goodness: A Cynic's Short-Lived Search for Sainthood

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Hyperion, Feb 2, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 208 pages
Joe Queenan admits, even though the money is good, all his meanness has filled him with self-loathing. My Goodness documents Queenans journey toward self-regeneration. After reviewing the history of goodness in the Western world (from Jesus Christ to Sting), he chronicles his own moral attempts at rehabilitation. Being nice is the biggest challenge of his career.

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Joe Queenan is always good for a cynical laugh at the world, and in cases like "My Goodness", even himself. After years of acidic attacks on bad acting, films and people and society in general ... Read full review

MY GOODNESS: A Cynic's Short-lived Search for Sainthood

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A spotty, curmudgeonly, generally funny satire of the virtues of political correctness. Queenan, the mean-spirited journalist, contributing editor (GQ, Movieline) and author (Confessions of a Cineplex ... Read full review


Oral History
A Chronicle of Personal Vileness
A Short History of Goodness from Jesus Christ to Sting

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About the author (2000)

Joe Queenan was born November 3, 1950. The author of five previous books, Joe Queenan is a contributing editor at GQ and writes a column, "Good Fences," for The New York Times. He lives in Tarrytown, New York.

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