The Father, the Son and the Ghostly Hole: Confessions from a Guilt-edged Life

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A hilarious memoir of a lapsed catholic who can't quite fully escape

I remember thinking when I was about 14, "I hope God doesn't find out I'm an atheist."

Here is Rory's story of being brought up a Catholic, going to Catholic school, and being an altar boy; of the parents, priests, and nuns who taught him; and of the life and characters at his local church. Until, that is, as a teenager in crisis, he abandons his faith and enters the godforsaken world and the glamour of its evil ways with a spring in his step. But almost immediately he realizes he has in the process also freed himself from certainty, comfort, and hope. So his apostasy is a long and winding road which includes the coincidence of marrying a (lapsed) Catholic and getting married in a Catholic church so his children could attend the best school in the area. Its about how being raised a Catholic always colors his view of life and death and how it fuels the guilt he feels in every nook and cranny of that life, and how it provoked for him an [unsuccessful] search for God in other things—sex, drugs, drink, love, family, soccer, and the Periodic Table. May contain traces of jokes.

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Rory McGrath is a comedian and the author of Bearded Tit.

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