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

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Hyperion, Feb 2, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 208 pages
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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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Cultural critic Queenan, who once said that attending a John Tesh concert was like staring into the jaws of hell, takes a respite from his nastiness in an attempt to rehabilitate himself. The question ... Read full review

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Contents

Oral History
1
A Chronicle of Personal Vileness
11
A Short History of Goodness from Jesus Christ to Sting
23
Copyright

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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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