By Jenny McCarthy
By now you are pondering: Jenny McCarthy has extra to say?! After six New York Times bestsellers, i have said being pregnant, autism, and motherhood. i am hoping you have loved it. i'm hoping it really is made you snigger and cry and all these issues that bestselling books approximately such themes are meant to do.
But this e-book is set anything fullyyt new--a topic that has pervaded my lifestyles because start and burdened the fck out of me for approximately an identical time: Catholicism. As I input into maturity (play alongside, thanks), i believe i could have eventually discovered this religion factor. And what it capacity to me. yet first, I needed to examine my existence. And my memoir, Bad Habits*, is the fruit (not the Eve's apple sort) of that labor.
Bad Habits is my trip from aspiring nun at an all-girls Catholic college within the suburbs of Chicago, to Playmate of the yr, to autism expertise activist, to bestselling writer, to host of my own speak show... and the entire Hail Marys in among. After studying this ebook, you are going to comprehend why you want to put on undies to church, why Jesus used to be my Justin Bieber, and why I needed to quit giving shit up for Lent.
Bad Habits can be my own exam of religion and the way it seems to shock us on the so much unforeseen moments. it's a publication of confessions approximately confession! i have attempted to be brutally sincere notwithstanding it will probably learn as extra like embarrassingly interesting, and i am consistently outlandish so that is in the following too; yet really, this booklet is sinfully hilarious (My writer made me say that).
Bless you my children,
Confessions approximately Jenny McCarthy
"Like spending a day together with your top friend"
--Susan Jane Gilman, NPR
"McCarthy brings you in and makes you laugh."
"McCarthy is undeniably crass yet funny"
--Time Out New York
"...disarming, humorous and so boundless..."
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Extra info for Bad Habits: Confessions of a Recovering Catholic
My sister JoJo and I were very close growing up, mainly because we both shared a fear of Satan and would not leave each other’s side in the off chance that he would try to steal our souls. We had each other’s backs so much so that she never slept a day in her own room. I had a twin bed, and after my parents went to sleep, she would crawl into it. Then we would pull out our Mother Mary statue, St. Joseph statue, Jesus statue, and four rosaries and make them into a wall around our bodies to protect us from any looming demons.
As we passed the rooms, I was able to catch a glimpse into the life of a nun. Many were reading or knitting. It was also painfully quiet—the kind of quiet that makes your ears ring. It was like the convent was set at the right frequency for everyone to always tune in to the God channel without interference. Finally, we made it to a large room where my mom began to set up her hair stuff. I was doing that thing kids do where every step your mom tries to take, you block it and get in the way. “Jenny, you need to sit down,” Mom said.
Okay, now, class, I want you to take out a piece of paper and draw a biblical scene that we will hang in the hallway for parents’ day. ” A week later, my mom came home from parents’ day. She was holding the picture that I drew in class that day. ” She held up the picture of the biblical scene I drew. ” 9 Like a Virgin I was in seventh grade when Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” came out. I remember staring at the TV with my mouth hanging open, watching her frolic around in a sexy wedding dress and rocking crucifixes like they were trendy accessories.
Bad Habits: Confessions of a Recovering Catholic by Jenny McCarthy