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The Mormon Tabernacle Enquirer [Paperback]

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Mormons, you gotta love 'em--from the gingham baskets full of scones they leave on your doorstep (along with the Book of Mormon and a hand-made card), to their odd beverage rules (hot chocolate, yes; coffee, no), members of this fast-growing religion can be found in every neighborhood, workplace, Dollar Store, Costco, and ... well, perhaps not in every tavern. This book provides an affectionate laugh at a religion that has its share of odd customs, beliefs and practices. From the training of missionaries to the rearing of its fine and moral young women, Mormonism can be taken oh-so seriously, or, how we prefer it: with a twist of humor.

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Pages   165
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.3" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.5"
Weight:   0.55 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Publisher   Pince-Nez Press
ISBN  1930074174  
ISBN13  9781930074170  

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Probably not what you're looking for  Aug 6, 2007
As a former Mormon very familiar with that culture, and one who thoroughly enjoys The Onion, after which this is supposed to be modeled, I was really looking forward to this. I was VERY disappointed. The book is 9 parts ridiculing Mormon culture and MAYBE 1 part actual humor. It needs to be about half and half to succeed. Where the Onion (if you are unsuspecting) actually makes you think the 'news event' might have happened, most of what's in this book is so exaggerated and off the wall that it never really elicits a laugh. Don't waste the 7 bucks...
Rip-Roaring Revelations  May 30, 2007
The only thing I found doubtful about this book was the "Publishers Weekly" blurb that assumed this book was a self-deprecating product of the LDS mainstream. I don't think this book is anymore mainstream LDS than the legendary "No Man Knows My Pastries." But like that classic, this collection of ersatz tabloid articles is the creation of people who have been in the mainstream, or close enough to it, and can reveal its funny side and sometimes skewer it.

Among the earthshaking headlined stories collected in this book are shockers like "Nursery-Aged Members Counseled to Wear Appropriate Clothing," "SpongeBob Receives Mission Call," and "Provo Man Votes Democrat 'Just to See What it Feels Like.'" The authors know what too few non-Mormons (and even a few Mormons) don't know: that "Mormon" has come to mean both a religion and the subculture that has grown within it: a population trying to stay in touch with the world while holding to what is deemed "appropriate." It is a cultural war that's drifting toward a generational war among the faithful. This book presents possible combatants from both sides, columnists such as "Polygamous Polly," "Mahonri the Mormon Psychic," sweet-faced movie critic LeVoy Mann, and the relentlessly wannabe trendy teen, Mandi Meecham. As with "No Man Knows...," the satire here is beyond superficial criticism of beliefs. Beneath the laughs is a probing and sympathetic examination of a culture growing beyond control or even knowledge of its destiny.

Most of the contents were originally published on "The Sugar Beet" website, this region's variant of "The Onion." Alas, that site seems to be momentarily dormant. I hope it's up and running again soon, because this is a revelation of investigative humor.
The Mormon Tabernacle Enquirer  Jan 12, 2007
This hilarious send-up of tabloid journalism and Utah Mormon "culture" will have you laughing until you cry. However, one caveat for non-mo's: it's pretty much a gigantic series of inside jokes.

Mormon Tabernacle Enquirer  Jan 9, 2007
A silly and funny read for those who are Mormons and can laugh at themselves and the "what if's." Probably not a good buy for those who cannot laugh at themselves.
Disappointed  Jan 9, 2007
I had high hopes for this read, however, after a few pages decided to return the book. I am an active LDS male, however, enjoy poking fun at our own unique culture. This book crossed the line for me early on. There is a big difference between laughing at our culture and making light of sacred doctrines. This makes light of some doctrine that I consider very sacred. Any active LDS would be offended. I was offended and I am not easily offended.

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