Bad Habits: Confessions of a Recovering Catholic by Jenny McCarthy

By Jenny McCarthy

Dearest Reader,

By now you're puzzling over: Jenny McCarthy has extra to say?! After six New York Times bestsellers, i have noted being pregnant, autism, and motherhood. i am hoping you could have loved it. i'm hoping it truly is made you snigger and cry and all these issues that bestselling books approximately such issues are meant to do.

But this booklet is set whatever totally new--a topic that has pervaded my lifestyles due to the fact start and harassed the f*ck out of me for approximately a similar time: Catholicism. As I input into maturity (play alongside, thanks), i feel i'll have ultimately discovered this religion factor. And what it capacity to me. yet first, I needed to consider my lifestyles. And my memoir, Bad Habits, is the fruit (not the Eve's apple type) of that labor.

Bad Habits is my trip from aspiring nun at an all-girls Catholic college within the suburbs of Chicago, to Playmate of the yr, to autism knowledge activist, to bestselling writer, to host of my own speak show... and the entire Hail Marys in among. After examining this booklet, you are going to be aware of why you want to put on undies to church, why Jesus used to be my Justin Bieber, and why I needed to quit giving shit up for Lent.

Bad Habits is usually my own exam of religion and the way it seems to shock us on the such a lot unforeseen moments. it's a booklet of confessions approximately confession! i have attempted to be brutally sincere notwithstanding it may learn as extra like embarrassingly pleasing, and i am regularly outlandish so that is in the following too; yet actually, this booklet is sinfully hilarious (My writer made me say that).

Bless you my children,

Confessions approximately Jenny McCarthy

"Like spending a day together with your most sensible friend"
--Susan Jane Gilman, NPR

"McCarthy brings you in and makes you laugh."

"McCarthy is undeniably crass yet funny"
--Publishers Weekly

--Time Out New York

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The problem I had with understanding Catholicism was that it seemed like there were loopholes everywhere. In my young brain, I couldn’t quite grasp how there could be any loopholes with the very strict set of rules they gave us. It really confused me. I began to wonder how I could follow these rules when I didn’t even know what they truly meant. ” I said with hope. ” I asked. She replied, “It will protect you from going to Hell if you die with a sin on your soul. ” I exclaimed. ” I couldn’t have run out of school fast enough to beg my mom to take me to the religious store to get me a scapular.

Mallory pulled out a Bible from her overnight bag. JoJo and I face-palmed ourselves when we realized she was sleeping over. ” I said. “My parents are gone for the night. ” She rolled her eyes and fingered through her Bible, flipping pages but not reading anything. ” JoJo said with an accusatory finger pointing at her. “God hates you and He loves me! You’re just jealous,” she said. “You don’t even go to church! ” I bounced back like a crazed girl on Jerry Springer. ) “That’s because we’re so holy we don’t need to go to Mass every Sunday like you sinners,” she snarked back.

JoJo? ” I asked. “Jknasbdbkneiu,” she slurred. We were totally screwed. We all quietly got up and walked into the room where our parents were playing poker. We stood there just staring at them like zombies. They began staring back at us. No one was talking. My cousins and I were the wildest group of kids at these parties, but now, after watching this movie, it looked like we’d had lobotomies. ” Again, we stood there in silence. Did they have any idea of the emotional scars they’d just given us?

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