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I Don't Want to be a Hoo-er: Essays on Faith, Family and Foolishness

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Essayist Elizabeth Scalia writes of scripture: “You either believe all that stuff you say you believe, and you act accordingly, or it's all a lot of hooey and you're the hoo-er.” Scalia declines to be a hoo-er, but in this compilation of columns culled from various publications carrying her by-line, she gives ample evidence of her sometimes humorous, often harrowing failin

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Published October 18th 2013 by Patheos Press
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Julie Davis
I enjoyed this little book and read it in one evening. It is a collection of Elizabeth Scalia's favorite blog posts and columns from over the years. As such, it is a good representation of her writing, including some of my favorite pieces including the one written shortly before her brother died. I appreciated the brief introduction that Scalia gives for each piece which helped provide context for inclusion, or in my case a reminder of when I had read many of these before.

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Elizabeth Scalia is a fine prose stylist, and a model for many of us on what it means to live one's Catholic faith--particularly for those of us who are writers, and for those of us to whom family life is important, and yet still rife with challenges.

This is an extraordinary book of essays; most of them are incisive yet lighthearted. Two of them were deeper, and extraordinarily thought-provoking. "A Tsunami Cannot Be Drawn in Pastels" discusses what it was like for her family to be with her brot
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