"Before September 3, 1957, I was a simple, innocent child wanting nothing more from life other than playful days, dreamy nights and a cookie whenever possible. I had no expectations and very little was expected of me. Sure, I got into trouble once in awhile, but was quickly forgiven. After all, I was a little kid and no one was keeping score yet. In early September of that fateful year, I was abducted (might as well been) from my home and enlisted (forcibly) into Catholic School first grade. Life was never again the same."
In this humorous and captivating memoir, Ed Corrigan tells the story of how a young, adventurous boy navigates the perilous waters of first grade, family functions, holidays, neighborhood sports and mysterious rituals of the Catholic Church. Little Eddie does so with his own wit, grit, humor and a dose of New Jersey attitude. It is a year well worth remembering.