Nuns Having Fun

Nuns Having Fun

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by Maureen Kelly
     
 

Hallelujah, it's a book! After proving itself to be the "funniest calendar of the year" (according to Gene Shalit), "irresistible" (USA Weekend), and "habit-forming" (Maxim magazine), the Nuns Having Fun calendar has inspired Nuns Having Fun, a book of endearing nuttiness.

Catholic kitsch doesn't get any funnier. Written by

Overview

Hallelujah, it's a book! After proving itself to be the "funniest calendar of the year" (according to Gene Shalit), "irresistible" (USA Weekend), and "habit-forming" (Maxim magazine), the Nuns Having Fun calendar has inspired Nuns Having Fun, a book of endearing nuttiness.

Catholic kitsch doesn't get any funnier. Written by Maureen Kelly and Jeffrey Stone, pitch-perfect co-authors of the nuns calendar and the New York Times bestseller Growing Up Catholic, Nuns Having Fun features hundreds of sisters in full habit, cutting loose and having a hoot. Here are nuns in the surf ("This is even more fun than walking on water"), nuns in bumper cars ("We brake for Jesus"), nuns in a beer hall ("Ale Marys"), and nuns in the museum, huddled in front of a study of nudes ("It's okay to open your eyes. Sister Wendy says it's art"). There are nuns on skates, at bat, at the theater, skeet shooting (nuns with guns!), even hitting the slots (you know it's for a good cause). The 125 images are from the 1950s and '60s, black-and-white and possessing a pure retro charm; the written material is all-new. Drawing on their years as parochial school students, the authors explore the lore and legends surrounding nuns, including Favorite Punishments from Nuns, Nuns Say the Darndest Things, How to Recognize a Nun After Vatican II, a Wimple Watch, and List of People Who Could Have Been Nuns.

As Sister says, "To err is human. To laugh is divine."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761150411
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
05/28/2008
Pages:
250
Sales rank:
689,609
Product dimensions:
4.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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Meet the Author

Maureen Kelly and Jeffrey Stone are the co-authors of Growing Up Catholic, the New York Times bestseller with over a million copies in print. They also write the bestselling Nuns Having Fun calendar. They are, collectively, the product of 24 years of religious education. Ms. Kelly lives in Pittsburgh, and Mr. Stone in New York City.

Jeffrey Stone and Maureen Kelly are the co-authors of Growing Up Catholic, the New York Times bestseller with over a million copies in print. They also write the bestselling Nuns Having Fun calendar. They are, collectively, the product of 24 years of religious education. Ms. Kelly lives in Pittsburgh, and Mr. Stone in New York City.

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Nuns Having Fun 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
KatsVB More than 1 year ago
One does have to wonder if the authors have all of their cards in their decks. However it is a hilarious book! God Bless the good nuns that show us that nuns are real people too! This book throws out all of those baby boomer misconceptions about nuns. This is the kind of book you read a bit in a few free minutes, or sit down for a couple of hours and enjoy yourself. This book is a great way to relax with a little good old fashion Catholic humor.
Shinaraz More than 1 year ago
This book is just plain fun. I find it exceptionally humorous. Just a glance at a page will make me smile.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Very funny! Each turn of the page brings many laughs!