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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I found it brittle and not particularly funny. Too arch and self-conscious by half. Read full review

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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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