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← Good Priestdaddy: A Memoir to read online ⟧ By Patricia Lockwood ⡜ ← Good Priestdaddy: A Memoir to read online ⟧ By Patricia Lockwood ⡜ An Best Book of May 2017 Do not be put off by the slightly creepy title of this memoir this is no sordid tell all outing a deviant priest Priestdaddy slides into the you can never go back end of the memoir spectrum When debilitating illness, and the poverty that results, drives poet Patricia Lockwood and her husband to accept her fathers offer of shelter, she reluctantly returns to her childhood home Except in Patricia Lockwoods case, her father is Father Greg Lockwood, a married priest short explanation papal dispensation who likes to lounge about in his boxers, shredding his guitar, and raging HOMEY DONT PLAY THAT to signify displeasure Home for Patricia and her husband will be in a bedroom near that of her parents in the rectory which comes with her fathers parish a sign outside reads God answers kneemail Part of the fun in this hilarious memoir is watching Lockwood gamely try to play the part of the straight man to her parents shenanigans The other part is seeing that most of their lunacy has rubbed off on her Though she attempts a semblance of normalcy for her husbands comfort, its clear that shes all in with her crazy family The laughs range from silly to raunchy in a spectrum that might make David Sedaris envious, but the line that stands out the most comes near the end A family never recognizes its own idylls while its living them Priestdaddy is Patricia Lockwood recognizing her idyll Vannessa Cronin, The Book ReviewWhat I love about this book was the way it feels suffused with love of literature, nature and the English language for her family one of the pleasures of this memoir is its particularly tender mother daughter bond Lockwoods voice is wonderfully grounded and authentic .she proves herself a formidably gifted writer who can do pretty much anything she pleases Gemma Sieff, The New York Times Book ReviewPriestdaddyroars from the gate its not just that Lockwood has fresh eyes and quick wits, but that in her father shes lucked upon one of the great characters of this nonfiction decade Lockwoods prose is cute and dirty and innocent and experienced, Betty Boop in a pas de deux with David Sedaris I suspect it may mean a lot to many people, especially the lapsed Catholics among us It is, for sure, like no book I have read.Dwight Garner, The New York TimesWildly entertaining Lockwoods humor and poetic descriptions are both impressively prolific, every sentence somehow funnier than the one you just read New York Magazines The Cut A vivid, unrelentingly funny memoir Lockwoods stories are both savage and tender, shot through with surprises and revelations New Yorker One of the years most singular memoirs Lockwoods prose has the lyricism and perfect peculiarity of her poetry, diffusing the sometimes darkness of her own life in a brilliantly observed kaleidoscope of kook Elle Magazine, The Best Books of 2017Gives confessional memoir a new layer of meaning From its hilariously irreverent first sentence, this daughters story of her guitar jamming, abortion protesting, God fearing father will grab you by the clerical collar and wont let go Vanity Fair Remarkable Lockwood proceeds with a near unflagging sense of ironic exuberance and verbal inventiveness this superabundance of comic energy and literary vigor is a measure of Lockwoods seriousness Washington Post With this ferocious, bodacious memoir, Lockwood finally mounts her own pulpit, reclaiming a story that all along was hers alone to tell O, The Oprah Magazine A sharply written and I cant overstate this relentlessly funny family history .Lockwoods language swerves into sumptuous poetry several times per chapter Boston GlobeA memoir about growing up different and Catholic, but unlike any you ve read before Poet and writer Patricia Lockwood brings her uniquely bracing yet humorous prose to the story of where it all began home Glamour MagazineHere, using the same offbeat intelligence, comic timing, gimlet skill for observation and verbal dexterity that she uses in both her poetry and her tweets, Lockwood delivers an unsparing yet ultimately affectionate portrait of faith and family Priestdaddygives both believers and nonbelievers a great deal to contemplate Chicago TribuneFunny and gorgeously written, with scenes so witty and zany they could be lifted from a Broadway show, Priestdaddywill be one of the major prose debuts of the year The Huffington Post Priestdaddyis a revelatory debut, a meditation on family and art that finds poetry in the unlikeliest things, including poetry Patricia Lockwood s prose is nothing short of ecstatic every sentence hums with vibrant, anarchic delight, and her portrait of her epically eccentric family life is funny, warm, and stuffed to bursting with emotional insight If I could write like this, I would.Joss WhedonLockwood is antic, deadpan, heartbreaking each sentence shimmies with wonderful, obscene life npr.orgLockwoods humor can shape shift into something else entirely, something quite moving Priestdaddyis a book necessary for 2017a meditation on living in the house of an unabashed patriarch, of asserting ones humanity and continuing to take up space The RumpusLockwood is one of the great original voices of this new century and she is in total control of it here The AwlThe story of a very loving and eccentric family, full of American contradictions and dense with brilliant sentences that Lockwood seems to toss off as if she were brushing lint from her sweater Vulture.comPatricia Lockwood s side splitting Priestdaddyputs the poetry back in memoir Her verbal verve creates a reading experience of effervescent joy, even as Lockwood takes you through some of her lifes darker passages Destined to be a classic, Priestdaddyis this year s must read memoir.Mary Karr, author of The Liars ClubBeautiful, funny and poignant I wish I d written this book.Jenny Lawson, author of Furiously HappyLockwood has the singular ability to sear you with its often comical, but rarely less than sublime beauty Her words work as lightning they devastate with extreme efficiency, you continue to see them in front of you even when youve closed your eyes NylonThis is a story about all kinds of sacred things Lockwoods estrangement is born of intimacy, and she chronicles it with clear eyes GuernicaA sidesplittingly funny, and simply gorgeously written reflection on her fathers decision to become a Catholic priest As poignantly self reflective as it is authoritative and enlightening about the state of the Catholic Churchand modern religiontoday, PRIESTDADDYs buzz is sure to sustain us all summer long Harper s BazaarA powerful true story from one of Americas most relevant and funniest writers the commandingly written Priestdaddyabout family, religion, identity and traumawill certainly make you laugh out loud But it may also move you to tears PlayboyIrreverently reverent It is easy to be distracted and delighted by Lockwoods strange, phosphorescent prose, but the wisp of an idea brushes against you, and before you know it, theres a welt New Republic These vignettes of growing up as the daughter of a married Catholic priest rare but possible are so darkly funny that I found myself hooting with laugher and highlighting passages like crazy OmnivoraciousLockwoods book is really a rather deliciously old school, big RRomantic endeavor a chronicle of the growth of a mind, the evolution of an imagination The Atlantic I m an agnostic, but I truly believe that we are all blessed by Patricia Lockwood s decision to lend her amazing facility for language to prose with Priestdaddy It s a hilarious book full of heavy truths a wonderful study of one of life s most precious resources beautiful weirdos Andy Richter Priestdaddy on FREE shipping qualifying offers From a writer acclaimed for her wildly original voice vivid, heartbreakingly funny memoir about having married Catholic priest father Father Greg is unlike any you have ever met man who lounges in boxer shorts by Lockwood In Priestdaddy, explains not only how entered the priesth By Judge Nina Sankovitch daughter of Hardcover Carmichael s Bookstore Not currently our shelves, but available days May Indie Next List published poet, first hilarious and contemplative narrative written with precise, flowing prose that baptizes reader Calling it an honest portrayal severe book necessary meditation living house unabashed patriarch, asserting one humanity continuing to take up space The Rumpus great voices this new century she total control here entertaining, unforgettable portrait deeply odd religious upbringing, balances hard won identity weight family tradition Review I m agnostic, truly believe we are all blessed decision lend amazing facility language IndieBound Praise For What love was way feels suffused literature, nature English pleasures its particularly tender mother bond review 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    • Priestdaddy: A Memoir
    • 2.3
    • 159
    • Hardcover
    • 347 pages
    • B01L8C4W98
    • Patricia Lockwood
    • English
    • 12 November 2016

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