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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Love his writing style. - Goodreads
The ending wasn't very satisfying. - Goodreads
Could have been good but writing is light - Goodreads
There's a happy ending to this book, a very big one. - Bookreporter.com
Excellent writing + spiritual odyssey= I'm in love. - Goodreads
On one level, it's Tony and Joe's happy ending. - Bookreporter.com

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User Review  - John Turner - Goodreads

My girlfriend, a pretty devout Catholic, gave me this book, and once I started, I found it slow going--at first. The author discusses his teenage love affair with a British monastery, and I was ... Read full review

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User Review  - Martin Egan - Goodreads

I enjoyed the first half about Tony Hendra's 1950's catholic experiences in Hertfordshire. It's a pretty full on spiritual awakening including psychosexually. However, I then leaned about the ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

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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