Bad Habits: Confessions of a Recovering Catholic by Jenny McCarthy

By Jenny McCarthy

Dearest Reader,

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

But this publication is ready anything totally new--a topic that has pervaded my lifestyles considering that delivery and stressed the f*ck out of me for approximately a similar time: Catholicism. As I input into maturity (play alongside, thanks), i feel i could have eventually found out this religion factor. And what it capacity to me. yet first, I needed to contemplate my lifestyles. And my memoir, Bad Habits, is the fruit (not the Eve's apple variety) of that labor.

Bad Habits is my trip from aspiring nun at an all-girls Catholic university within the suburbs of Chicago, to Playmate of the yr, to autism understanding activist, to bestselling writer, to host of my own speak show... and the entire Hail Marys in among. After analyzing this booklet, you will be aware of why you need 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 can be my own exam of religion and the way it seems to shock us on the such a lot unforeseen moments. it's a e-book of confessions approximately confession! i have attempted to be brutally sincere although it will probably learn as extra like embarrassingly interesting, and i am continuously outlandish so that is in right here too; yet really, this e-book is sinfully hilarious (My writer made me say that).

Bless you my children,

Confessions approximately Jenny McCarthy

"Like spending a day along 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

"...disarming, humorous and so boundless..."
--Arizona Republic

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Dad didn’t seem to mind this routine. George was an atheist, but he was still welcome in our house. Mom explained that even though he annoyed her at times and had a different belief system, he was a good person with a big heart. My mom, the most religious person in our family, was accepting nonbelievers into our home. I liked that! One night, we kicked off family night with King of Kings (1961). It was amazing that George hadn’t said a word five minutes into the film. That was a record. I was actually disappointed; I enjoyed the levity he brought to our house.

My friends at school obviously knew more than they did. My next problem was figuring out how to get rid of Ben. I walked back upstairs and looked at Ben lying there on the floor. I picked him up slowly and walked into my backyard. I spun in circles, let go, and watched Ben/Satan fly into the air. I had no idea where he landed, but I was happy he was gone. Ding dong. “Hi, Linda, this doll just landed in our pool,” our neighbor said to my mom. ” my mom shouted. Ben/Satan had returned to the house.

When we got back to our house, we would drop the anvil of a VCR in the living room and dash into our bedroom. We hid our collective stash under our mattress so we could later feast on chocolate in bed. We would race back downstairs with my Jesus scrapbook in hand, excited about our next religious viewing. Sometimes my dad’s friend George would join us for movie nights. Well, he would more like interrupt our movie nights, if you were to ask my mom. I think my dad must have organized it that way to get out of watching Jesus movies.

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