Item description for Raised Catholic (Can You Tell?) (American Storytelling) by Ed Stivender...
Overview Nostalgia for lapsed, wounded, and recovering Catholics, and those who are "still Catholic after all these fears" are wrapped in an all encompassing faith recounted with affection, great timing, and just the right dash of bittersweet as a gifted storyteller recalls the rites of passage of a more innocent time--raised Catholic in the 1950s.
Publishers Description Nostalgia for lapsed, wounded, and recovering Catholics, and those who are still Catholic after all these fears are wrapped in an all encompassing faith recounted with affection, great timing, and just the right dash of bittersweet as a gifted storyteller recalls the rites of passage of a more innocent time--raised Catholic in the 1950s.
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Studio: August House Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.53" Width: 5.47" Height: 0.53" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Dec 19, 2005
Publisher August House
ISBN 0874833361 ISBN13 9780874833362
Availability 0 units.
More About Ed Stivender
Ed Stivender Bio: Ed has fabulated his way around the globe --appearing in schools, churches, coffeehouses and theaters, as well as at major storytelling festivals. He has been a featured performer at the National Storytelling Festival, the Cape Clear Island International Storytelling Festival in Ireland, Graz Festival, Austria and the Philadelphia Folk Festival. His unique brand of "affectionate humor" about the challenges of faith and adolescence has been compared favorably to Robin Williams and George Carlin.
Reviews - What do customers think about Raised Catholic (Can You Tell?) (American Storytelling)?
Comedic anecdotal collection Jan 13, 2001
This collection of Mr. Stivender's memories from his first year in Catholic school all the way up to his prom was very funny. I have never been to a parochial school myself, but from what my father has told me about his memories, these stories give a taste of what Catholic schools were like in the 1950's, but in a hilarious manner.
Catholic School students from the 1950's MUST READ! Aug 1, 1998
As a graduate of "Holy Cross" where Stivender went to school, I could clearly relate to every word in this book. His story telling talents certainly entertained this reader (actually listener, I got the book on tape and listened on a recent car trip). Stivender certainly has a way with words and the events that he experienced and recollects can be clearly imagined and remembered by anyone who entered a Catholic grade school at that time. Unfortunately our own children of the next generation will not be able to share these experiences. I laughed for 2 hours and then laughed again as I listened to the book a second time with my 18 and 20 year olds! They too enjoyed every word. If by chance Stivender reads this review, I "was" Kathi Reiner and my feelings were hurt (only teasing) that you did not mention me in your trip down memory lane.